Full English Breakfast from Awesome on 20

Full English Breakfast

Full English Breakfast from Awesome on 20

I’ve lived with an Englishman for three years and there are still so many things about their culture that blow my mind. Did you know you have to have a permit to climb a ladder at work? Did you know they don’t have a constitution? Did you know it’s still legal to kill certain people with a long bow at certain times of day in certain places? What?

And I don’t think I’ll ever truly be able to fully appreciate the concept of the full English breakfast. I’m an American. I like carbs and sugar for breakfast. Pancakes? French toast? Waffles? Yes, yes and yes some more. But my husband will take any opportunity to gorge himself on this uniquely British breakfast extravaganza.

Full English Breakfast from Awesome on 20

At our house, a full English breakfast consists of bacon, sausages, a fried egg, a hashbrown, Heinz baked beans, toast, fried bread, and a cup of hot tea with milk. Even when I ask for a small plate, I can almost never manage the whole thing. It’s all good, but that’s a lot of savoury all in one place, and it just overwhelms me. My husband, on the other hand, is practically licking his plate. How do they do this on a regular basis? I don’t understand.

A full English breakfast served in actual England can have a variety of other components, including fried mushrooms, fried tomato, and black pudding. We don’t care for the first two, and black pudding is not so easy to come by in Hawaii. I’ve tried it before, though. It’s fine. Not great, but not bad either.

Full English Breakfast from Awesome on 20

If you are looking for an English experience, I suggest you fast for a few days, and then treat yourself to a full English breakfast. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

Full English Breakfast
Serves 2
An overflowing plate of savoury breakfast foods including bacon, sausages, hashbrowns, eggs, beans, fried bread, and toast. And don't forget the cup of tea.
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 sausages
  2. 4 slices of bacon
  3. 4 slices of bread
  4. 2 rectangular hash browns
  5. 1 can of Heinz baked beans
  6. 2 eggs
  7. butter
Instructions
  1. Place a large frying pan over medium heat and drizzle with a tablespoon of oil.
  2. Prick the skin of your sausages with a fork, then add them to your pan. Cook the sausages, turning occasionally until brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove sausages from pan.
  3. In a medium sauce pan over low heat, add your beans and stir occasionally until heated through.
  4. To the frying pan, add your bacon and cook to desired level of crispiness. Remove bacon from the pan.
  5. While the bacon is cooking start toasting your bread.
  6. Add two slices of toast to the frying pan. Add the hash browns at the same time. Cook the toast about a minute on each side until evenly browned. Turn hash browns after a three to five minutes and cook until browned. You may need to add more oil at this point. Remove hash browns from the pan.
  7. Crack one egg at a time into your frying pan, cooking them by splashing the fat in your pan over the egg. Cook to desired level. Remove to plate.
  8. Each plate gets a slice of fried bread, a slice of buttered toast, two sausages, two slices of bacon, a hash brown, and an egg, and a massive pile of beans.
  9. Don't forget the tea.
Notes
  1. Okay, this is not really a recipe so much as a list of things that go on a plate and a strategy for cooking them. Obviously, this is just one way to do it. Go nuts!
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Double Chocolate Muffins from Awesome on 20

Double Chocolate Muffins

Double Chocolate Muffins from Awesome on 20

Sometimes you need to wake up to chocolate. Sometimes it’s 80 degrees in your bedroom and the tradewinds are dead and your fan is feeble and sleep is impossible. It’s going to take something extra special to get you going in the morning.

Double Chocolate Muffins from Awesome on 20

That’s when you have to have double chocolate muffins made with buttermilk and cocoa and studded with chocolate chips. I mean, sure, you could pay $3 for one muffin at the coffee shop. You could also make your own muffins in about 30 minutes with ingredients you already have in your house (or at least I did). Then you’d have a dozen muffins so that when you come home from a late night of cosmic bowling, you can stuff a muffin in you face and chug some milk from the carton before falling into bed. And then have another muffin when you wake up. It’s the right thing to do.

Double Chocolate Muffins from Awesome on 20

This is an Alton Brown recipe, so you know it’s solid. I was never that into science in school, but I’m totally into muffins. And these muffins are crazy good. Get ya some.

Double Chocolate Muffins
Yields 12
Moist and super chocolaty muffins perfect for any time of day or night
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 270 grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  2. 92 grams (3/4 cup) cocoa powder
  3. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 263 grams (1-1/4 cup) sugar
  7. 113 grams (1 stick) butter, melted and slightly cooled (Just melt your butter first thing. It will be cool enough by the time you get to it)
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1 cup buttermilk
  10. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  11. 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 and grease your muffin pan.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mr. Brown would tell you to pulse your dry ingredients in your food processor first to sift and aerate them. I can't be bothered washing it, so I sifted them into the bowl and then gave them a good mix with my whisk.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together sugar, melted butter, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and quickly fold them together with a spatula. Work as quickly and lightly as possible. Try to make sure everything is moistened, but don't worry about getting out the lumps. You'll end up with tough muffins if you overwork it.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop your batter into your muffin pan. The cups will be full.
  7. Put the pan in the oven and increase the heat to 400. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Turn out your muffins as soon as possible. You can give them a couple minutes to cool off so you don't burn your fingers off. If you leave them in the pan to cool, they may have soggy bottoms and you won't get that lovely muffin crust.
Notes
  1. These are best served warm, but can be kept in an air tight container for a few days. I recommend microwaving for about 15 seconds for ultimate chocolate gooeyness.
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Sky High Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza by Awesome

I first ate this breakfast pizza at our epic Star Wars marathon party. A friend brought it over to cook at my house and promptly spilled eggs in my oven. I did the exact same thing when I made this. It’s a hazard, but it’s so worth the risk. I decided it was unbelievably awesome.

The first time I made this breakfast pizza by myself was when we had that same friend over to watch a basketball game. You see, since we live in the middle of the ocean, we have to get out of bed at unreasonable hours to watch live sporting events. I remember my husband dragging me to a bar/restaurant in Waikiki at 7 am on a Saturday so he could watch England’s football team play in some big European tournament. It’s hard enough for me to care about sports as it is, but at these hours? Luckily, there was French toast involved.

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast pizza is a great way to feed a crowd. It’s easily adaptable, and can even be made vegetarian. We like ours piled as high as possible with spicy sausage, hash browns, a ton of cheese, and eggs, potentially overflowing. It’s more assembly than cooking really, which is nice because I’m pretty much useless in the morning. And if you’re really organized you could even assemble everything, minus the eggs, the night before. Then all you have to do is beat a few eggs and pour them over the top before popping it into the oven.

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal. The possibilities are limitless, and all four awesome food groups are potentially involved. Every time we’ve had this, it’s led to greedy overindulgence. It’s that good. You just can’t stop.It calls to you. Siren song. Jump in.

Sky High Breakfast Pizza
Serves 6
All your favorite breakfast items piled high and served in a triangle
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Prep Time
20 hr
Cook Time
20 hr
Prep Time
20 hr
Cook Time
20 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 cans crescent rolls (you may not need them all, but buy two just in case)
  2. 1 pound sausage meat (I like Jimmy Dean hot)
  3. Half a bag of frozen hash browns (the square kind)
  4. salt
  5. pepper
  6. chili powder
  7. 1 cup shredded cheese (whatever's in your fridge)
  8. 4 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Start cooking your sausage in a skillet over medium high heat. Break it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  3. In the meantime, spread a layer of crescent rolls over the bottom of a pizza pan. Rectangular breakfast pizza is also completely acceptable. Pop this in the oven for five minutes to get a head start on cooking. This will prevent soggy crust.
  4. When the sausage is cooked through, carefully remove it from the pan to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. In the same pan with the fat from the sausage, brown your hash browns. You may even need to add a bit more oil to prevent sticking. Season with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Toss the potatoes from time to time to brown them on all sides. This should take five to ten minutes depending on how brown you like them.
  6. Assemble your pizza by spreading the sausage around your parcooked crust. Next pile on the hash browns. Scatter the whole thing with cheese.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, beat four eggs. Ever so carefully, pour the eggs over your pizza, allowing it to seep through all the crevices.
  8. Bake your pizza in the oven for 20 minutes until golden. It will smell like sausage heaven when it's ready.
  9. Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. I like mine dotted with hot sauce. Condiments aren't necessary, but completely acceptable. Go wild
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