13 April 2012

Breakfast Yorkshire Puds

'XX' by The XX

Last night's boxing class has left me with legs that feel like they are made from iron and a stomach made from concrete! The first thing I wanted to do this morning was get this album on, stay in bed and avoid the sit up in order to get out of bed.

  Sometimes when I have an idea I check online to see if it's been done first, and if it has I get a bit disappointed, but with so many exciting and adventurous foodies out there, there are blogs booming with talent. Last night when I typed a recipe idea into Google, Jamie Oliver was the first name that popped up. Now I just want to make clear that I am not a copycat and I wanted to eat a Yorkshire pudding for breakfast ever since I made my own last Sunday. When I saw Jamie had already come up with this genius idea, my heart sank a bit, but hey its Jamie Oliver, this chef can, and will come up with something original and crazy and people will try it. I saw the recipe title and then closed the Mac straight away. I got a lot of love for Jamie, but I am just as original. I rushed downstairs with the XX, and saw what I had: some sausages, beans, spinach, tomatoes, eggs and milk. And excuse the abbreviation but O.M.G, get your mouth around this and you will wish you had it on a Sunday morning, not with your roast!

Who am I kidding...Yorkshire puddings are great with roasts, but these are well nice with beans instead of gravy.

     Get the XX on, it's time to start cooking..
Yorkshire Pudding Mixit Recipe:

Ingredients to make 6 in a yorkshire pudding tin, or deep muffin tin.

250g organic plain flour
150ml semi skimmed milk
4 large free range eggs, beaten.
Olive oil
6 Helen Brownings organic speedy sausages.
Fresh spinach washed.
A few jalapeños.
6 chestnut mushrooms cut in quarters, or whole button mushrooms.
3 tomatoes cut in quarters.
Baked beans

Breakfast Cookit Method:

 : Sieve the flour in a bowl.
: Add 150ml of cold water in a jug, add the milk and mix.
: Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the egg mixture.
: Then pour in the milk mixture, add a little at a time.
: Whisk until it has a smooth consistency, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and leave in the fridge for 20 minutes.
: Preheat the oven to 200°c and put the tin you will be using in for a few minutes.
: Take out and pour about a teaspoon of olive oil in each hole, pop back into the oven until the oil starts to smoke.
: Pour the batter in a jug so it's easy to pour in the tin, once the oil is smoking hot you have to work quickly and carefully. 
: Pour an equal amount of batter in each hole, then add a sausage, mushroom, and tomato quarter. I mixed it up a bit and added half with spinach and jalapeños, of course this is entirely optional and only if you like a bit of spice in the morning!
: Bake for 25 minutes, do not open the door at all during this time. Don't worry if they haven't risen yet, they will and when they do it will be beautiful. 
: After 25 minutes, they should be golden brown and quite tall, take out the oven and touch the tops to see if they are crispy.

: Serve with hot baked beans and a grand cup of orange juice.

Have a great Friday, the fun has just started on this blog, I feel this weekend is going to be all about MixitCookit.

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Favourite Song:

ê 'Islands'