Breakfast is the first and most important meal of the day, as the old quotation says, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. So, it is highly important that if you do run a B&B that the one meal you do serve should be fit for a king. The full English breakfast is famed around the world as being a veritable feast, and in this blog, we look at some famous meals around the world that will definitely break your fast.
The Full English Breakfast
The full English breakfast is sometime simply referred to as a fry-up. And although it is not a particularly healthy affair it will definitely put enough calories in your body for any sort of day that is to come. The core ingredients of this titanic breakfast are sausages, bacon, fried eggs, baked beans, mushrooms and sometimes black pudding. To accompany this feast will be a large mug of tea and rounds of buttered toast.
Ulster Fry is a breakfast from Northern Ireland and is fairly similar to a full English breakfast in respect that it is fried in oil. The items may vary slightly but in essence there will be fried eggs, soda bread, potato bread, fried tomatoes, bacon, sausages and black pudding. Options also include baked beans, mushrooms, fried bread and of course local Irish tea such as Punjana or Nambarrie. The biggest difference to the English breakfast is the local breads on show.
In most of continental Europe the breakfasts are far lighter and include sweeter ingredients than the big hearty breakfasts of the United Kingdom. Known as Continental breakfasts it is a meal to just put you on to a heartier lunch. Often the focus is on the coffee served, and in the morning an espresso or a cappuccino is normally the choice. Then there will be a choice of muesli or some sort of cereal, a croissant of some description and plenty of assorted jams and butter to smear over the bread. A fresh fruit juice often accompanies the continental breakfast.
Although in Spain a Continental breakfast is often served the Spanish also love chocolate con churros. The churros are a version of Spanish donuts, they are made from a type of doughy bread and deep fried, by pushing the dough through a piping nozzle that is ridged. When still hot they are served sprinkled with sugar and are accompanied by a big mug of hot chocolate that is so thick that you can stand your spoon up in it. Normally the churros are dunked into the gooey hot chocolate to make an irresistible treat.
These are just some of the excellent breakfasts that are available in both Britain and Europe, of course the diverse nature of the countries of Europe means that every country has their own particular favorite dish that they love to eat first thing in the morning. Depending the location, you could expect anything from raw fish to steak and eggs and everything in between. A little of what you fancy does you good and that goes for a hearty breakfast as well.