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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Breakfast bites

Have an American-style sweet and savoury brekkie with fruit pancakes and spicy bacon and egg sandwiches

It's been a while since I gave you some tasty breakfast recipes. This weekend we have some great in-season peaches and nectarines and they taste delicious together.

The bacon recipe I am sharing with you is absolutely out of this world and you may just eat the whole 10 slices, I'm not joking!

Finally we have a great breakfast sandwich made with Sumac spice.

Sumac is a Greek spice and has a tart, sour lemon taste. It can be purchased in Indian or Middle Eastern shops. The flavour of the spice combined with the bacon will make this the best-tasting breakfast sandwich you ever have!

Peach and nectarine pancakes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

>350g all-purpose flour

>1 1/2 tsp baking powder

>1/2 tsp baking soda

>1/2 tsp salt

>2 eggs

>240ml buttermilk

>180ml milk

>1 tbsp vanilla extract

>1/2 tsp olive oil

>1 peach, cut into segments

>1 nectarine, cut into segments

Method:

>In a bowl, mix the first four ingredients together.

>In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk, milk and vanilla extract until well combined.

>Transfer egg mix to the dry ingredients

> Mix to create a batter.

>Put the olive oil on a paper towel and wipe your non-stick frying pan.

>Heat pan and pour about 2 tbsp of batter on the hot surface.

>Place a peach and nectarine segment on each pancake, it will sink into the batter.

>Flip after about one to two minutes and cook for another minute.

>Transfer to a plate, repeat.

>Stack on top of each other >For extra tastiness, you can always drizzle the pancakes with maple syrup if desired.

Maple cayenne bacon (to be served in sandwich)

Ingredients:

>10 slices streaky bacon

>3 tbsp brown sugar

>2 tsp cayenne pepper

>3 tbsp maple syrup

Method:

>Preheat oven to 190°C

>On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, lay out the bacon, making sure it does not overlap.

>Sprinkle with brown sugar and the cayenne pepper.

>Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, then drizzle with maple syrup.

>Place back in oven for a further 10 minutes.

Sumac brioche fried egg sandwich

Serves 4

Ingredients:

>2 tomatoes, halved

>3 tbsp vegetable oil

>4 eggs

>2 tsp Sumac spice

>4 hamburger buns or English muffins

>1 handful of rocket leaves

>2 slices of Stuart's maple cayenne bacon

>Salt and pepper

>Extra virgin olive oil (optional)

Method:

>Preheat oven to 220°C.

>Cut tomatoes in half and place on a baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes.

>Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry eggs two at a time until cooked to your liking.

>Sprinkle each egg with 1/2 tsp of Sumac spice.

>Toast hamburger buns or English muffins.

>Place bottom side of bun on a plate and top with tomato, rocket, bacon, egg (at this point you could drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil) and finally some salt and pepper.

>Place top of bun on sandwich, cut in half and enjoy.

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