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Breakfast

BUTTERNUT SQUASH WAFFLES

These have a delightfully gentle orange hue and sweet flavour, and can be enjoyed with savoury or sweet toppings. You will need a waffle iron, but if you don’t have one, you could make fluffy butternut pancakes with the same batter instead. PREP TIME: 10 MINS • COOK TIME: 20 MINS 200g (7oz) butternut squash, […]

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BREAKFAST SHAKSHUKA

This is my go-to recipe for a lazy Sunday morning. It’s got everything you could want in a breakfast. I love spicy lamb merguez sausages, but if you can’t find them, replace them with uncured chorizo sausages. By the time this is ready, the aromas wafting through the house will be making everyone ravenous. Bring […]

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Baked eggs, potatoes, roasted peppers, onions & goats’ cheese

Baking eggs like this is one of my favourite ways of using up left overs. Take whatever is knocking about in your fridge that may work well together, heat it up for a bit in the oven, then crack an egg or two on top, pop it back in the oven to cook the eggs, […]

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Brioches

ITALY Shall we have breakfast at home or in the bar? One thing’s for certain: breakfast will be sweet. Think of crème pâtissière secreted inside a delicious brioche. And a cappuccino, then maybe an espresso later on to really kick off the day. 150g (5 1/2 oz) 00 flour 100ml (3 1/2 fl oz) milk […]

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Toasted PBJ with Banana and Berries

From the prestigious Duck & Waffle comes this breakfast recipe to wake up your tastebuds: As if this recipe isn’t enough, we also have the Fat Boy variation, where we add maple-glazed bacon and a fried duck egg to the sandwich. Sounds weird, but trust me. Just make sure you have a lie down afterwards… […]

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“Eggs Benedict” salt beef bagel & mustard hollandaise

Eggs Benedict, along with its siblings Eggs Royal and Eggs Florentine, is up there with the most famous of egg dishes. Traditionally, it’s a toasted muffin, sliced ham, a poached egg and a good lashing of hollandaise. In the old days, ox tongue was used instead of ham – someone once told me that the […]

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Recipe of the Week: Maritozzi

  The maritozzo is the centrepiece of my Roman breakfast. With its curious name – an affectionate derivative of marito, which means husband – it’s a tease in the form of a sticky bun. It first became popular in the Middle Ages as a token of love, when the girl who made the most scrumptious […]

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