Do Brits make the best breakfasts in the world?

scottdisco

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I grew up in Bury, never really ate that many black puddings...eat more now. It's not the greatest of towns.

indeed, though it does have THE WORLD FAMOUS MARKET.

as a bit of admixture with the beer thread i must say one of the centre's better pubs, a tied house from the Moorhouses brewery of Burnley, well, it got turned over the other week.

hmm. nowt to do with breakfast but i felt like sharing.
 

scottdisco

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slightly OT

held in Ramsbottom every year, where they throw black puds at Yorkshire puds.

i guess it's like a fairly protein-addled version of what goes down at Buñol.

 

Mr. Tea

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I Have A Special Pan For This World

As promised some time ago, the Anglo-Hiberno-Turko-Caribbean breakfast:










It wasn't quite 'breakfast' by the time I got round to eating it (about an hour ago), but it was eaten in the spirit of breakfast. And also in the garden.
 
Is that wheaten bread I spy with my littl eye? Tis great stuff toasted, far superior to ordinary toast. And the plantain, I had one of those for the first time this week and while they are a little bland they get my seal of approval
 

Mr. Tea

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Isn't most bread 'wheaten'? It's Oirish soda bread, purchased fresh this afternoon from my local family baker, O'Sainsbury. ;)

Plantain is bland if you cook it while under-ripe - at its worst it can be like little hard, dry discs of cardboard - wait till the thing feels a bit soft (generally it will be patchy with dark spots, but feel is a better indicator than colour) without being actually squishy, and then fry in butter with maybe a little sunflower oil to stop the butter burning. Or just use pure butter on a low heat and give it a good ten minutes. It'll be soft, gooey and sugary...GROMPH!
 
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In Ireland soda bread will pretty much always refer to soda farls, a fried breakfast staple. Raw, they are an acquired taste. The type of bread you have in your pic is what we would call wheaten bread, or wheaten cob. Like soda farls it's mainly eaten heated (straight out the toaster). I wasnt aware they were so common in england.
 

massrock

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Looks like one of those genre-uncategorisable auteurist breakfasts one hears so much about. Not to over hype it or anything.
 

U-Basstard

tragic mix
@ Scott Disco, Linda's Pantry near picc in mcr is full of BNP retards, don't go there. and besides, their breakfasts may be authentically english, but they're shit too. Go to Abergeldie cafe nr shudehill bus station or even the Koffee Pot.
 

scottdisco

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thanks for that U-Basstard.

with the occasional take over of the pubs by Harvey Nichols by singing gentlemen of a certain disposition 'tards are becoming more frequent in Mcr centre, it seems :slanted:

quite agree re Abergeldie and as a bonus you get some pretty good curry caffs and pubs near that place.

re the Koffee Pot, i assume you mean the revamped one around Stevenson Square but do you (or anybody) have any views on the one of same name on Great Ancoats?

ta.
 

Mr. Tea

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In Ireland soda bread will pretty much always refer to soda farls, a fried breakfast staple. Raw, they are an acquired taste. The type of bread you have in your pic is what we would call wheaten bread, or wheaten cob. Like soda farls it's mainly eaten heated (straight out the toaster). I wasnt aware they were so common in england.

Ah right. Yeah, it was nice enough 'raw', but I just had some toasted with butter and jam and it was loads better. :)
 

scottdisco

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So for £10 you get ten sausages, ten eggs, ten bacon, ten toast, five black puddings, tomatoes, beans and mushrooms. You get far more than ten baked beans.

that's from Mario's, a caff in Westhoughton (Bolton suburb).

more here.
you really want to click the link, trust me: the photographs are marvelous.
 

wonk_vitesse

radio eros
Despite what other's have written the most memorable breakfast i had recently was Frühstück in Berlin, beautifully presented sculpted fruit, cheese and wurst with delicious coffee and rolls. I had it at around 11 which seems like a good time for breakfast.

Worked in Singapore for a bit and there, because of the heat and 24hr nature of things, we couldn't really work out what to have for breakfast :confused: or whether there was a defined thing.
 

Mr. Tea

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that's from Mario's, a caff in Westhoughton (Bolton suburb).

more here.
you really want to click the link, trust me: the photographs are marvelous.

Jesus. I'm quite conflicted about this breakfast - I mean, on one hand I'm thinking "FuckssaketherearekidsstarvinginAfrica" like a good liberal, but on the other I can't help admiring the sheer dash-it-all Romanesque extravagance of it. And for a tenner, that's actually pretty good value. I guess you could order it with a couple of mates...or by yourself if you happen to be Michael Phelps.
 

martin

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Oh, I could EASILY polish off one of those, as long as I didn't have to eat the egg whites and could ditch the tomaotoes.
 

UFO over easy

online mahjong
you've just never had good porridge

a place i stayed in scotland recently offered porridge with 'liquored berries', i wasn't brave enough though
 
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