Daily Archives: 25 January 2010

Farmhouse Breakfast Week

Farmhouse breakfast and tedious work week! Yawn, my most dreaded job of the year is now upon me – editing the mini Dairy Diary; hours spent changing days, months, planners, phases of the moon etc.

Not the most exciting task in the world! To make this week more bearable I will be enjoying a delicious homemade breakfast each day to celebrate Farmhouse Breakfast week.

Taking place this week, Farmhouse Breakfast week is a real opportunity for everyone to get into the healthy breakfast habit and celebrate the rich wealth of breakfast foods found across the country. Health professionals all agree we should start the day with a healthy, balanced breakfast. Breakfast can boost energy levels, help concentration and can even help to manage weight.

For a scrumptious, filling treat, try this Egg and Bacon Toastie from Hearty & Healthy Dairy Cookbook – available now for only £2.99 (plus P&P)! For more breakfast ideas visit the Farmhouse Breakfast Week website.

Egg and Bacon Toastie

If you’re wanting a comforting, filling breakfast, this combination of bacon and egg can’t be beaten.

Egg and Bacon Toastie

Egg and Bacon Toastie

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes
Calories per toastie 275 Kcal
Fat per toastie 12g
of which saturated 3.2g
Makes 1 toastie

Egg 1, hard-boiled
Light mayonnaise 1 tsp
Low fat natural fromage frais 1 tsp
Mustard powder a pinch
Lean unsmoked back bacon 2 rashers, trimmed of any visible fat
Wholemeal bread 1 large slice
Cherry tomatoes 3
Wild rocket leaves or watercress sprigs a handful

1 Peel and mash the egg and mix with the mayonnaise, fromage frais and mustard. Set aside until ready to serve.

2 Preheat the grill to medium/hot and cook the bacon on the grill rack for about 5 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm. Toast the bread lightly on each side.

3 To serve, arrange the bacon on the toast and pile the egg on top. Cut each tomato in half and place on top and sprinkle with a few rocket leaves. Season with black pepper and serve immediately.

Recipe taken from Hearty & Healthy Dairy Cookbook.

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