February 19, 2008

Breakfasts with Bacon

I’m usually hungry when I wake up. I blame this on the fact that I go to bed reading cookbooks and that I spend the night dreaming of food. Or that I’m crazy. The problem with waking up hungry is that I want something immediately and that usually means last night’s leftovers. This morning for example, I had chocolate and vanilla pudding for breakfast, followed by a piece of roast pork and some mashed potatoes, all cold. Don’t even try to understand how those things go together, just accept that they do. So by the time I’ve rummaged through the fridge and taken care of the leftovers I don’t feel like making an actual breakfast. The problem though is that I like normal breakfast foods and I’d like to make them but generally don’t because of my previously stated problem. When I do cook breakfast it often becomes lunch or dinner, but in the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t really matter.

Every now and then I manage to make breakfast for breakfast, but this only happens if I plan on it the night before. I’d been thinking about these chocolate chip pancakes with bacon for quite a while before they actually happened. What finally spurred me into action was a Dorie Greenspan post, (quelle surprise!) about how bacon in sweets is the trend of the moment. It’s not a concept that’s new to me as I’ve been a lover of bacon brittle and bacon with waffles and maple syrup for some time now but seeing the combo again made me crave it. I’ve also had a craving for these Bacon Chocolate Chip cookies but they will have to wait for another morning.

As for the breakfast burrito, I’ve seen numerous links to a Gordon Ramsey video, (click below to see it yourself) where he shows how to make perfect scrambled eggs and I wanted to try his technique. Breakfast burritos are a regular for me, but usually the contents of the burrito are last night’s supper. This time around I wanted to actually fill the burrito with breakfast contents, like Gordon Ramsey’s eggs, bacon, (of course) red onions and green and orange peppers. I cooked the eggs just like Ramsey shows how to do and then I added them to my other filling which I had made up by rendering the bacon and then frying the onion and peppers in the bacon grease. Before I wrapped it all up in a warm flour tortilla I added some shredded smoked gouda, one of my favourite cheeses as of late. It turns out breakfast burritos are just as good as leftover dinner burritos!

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22 comments:

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Bacon chocolate chip cookies? You'll have to let me know how that works because it's not happening in my kitchen!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That is a funny video!
I knew when I saw bacon, I shouldn't click through! The bacon & pancakes looks good.
Bacon & chocolate chip cookies . . . could you send me one for a test? I'm not brave enough.

Manggy said...

Oboy! You just reminded me that my breakfast plan is not working, haha :) I need to sleep and wake up much earlier. Those breakfast burritos do look good (if a little too filling for me in the morning!). It's certainly a step up from half a cup of yogurt, haha! :D

breadchick said...

What a riot of irony this is! A vegan in our office came in today and tried to claim to me that "What Would Bacon Do" Spinner wheel is just morally wrong. Decision this morning was that tomorrow we will have a bacon taste off by three people in our office who eat meat but also eat vegetarian. The taste off? Tofu Bacon vs the real mccoy.

Now off to lunch to have me a Bacon Cheeseburger....

Fat Lazy Guy said...

While I love bacon, I definitely shouldn't be eating it :D

But Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies? Reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Homer prays for a delicious new food, and a bacon truck crashes with a chocolate fudge truck to create bacon fudge :D

Deborah said...

I don't usually have time to make breakfast in the morning - and these both look so much better than the piece of toast I had!!

Marvin said...

I rarely eat breakfast during the week, but I do make time for it on weekends.

I like the new layout and header picture!

Annemarie said...

I introduced my (british) husband to bacon with pancakes and maple syrup and he practically married me fon the spot. :)

Bellini Valli said...

I can eat almost anything for breakfast:D

Peabody said...

I will be interested in seeing how the bacon chocolate chip cookies turn out.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Honestly I'd be pretty happy to have Gordon Ramsay come and make breakfast for me!

Annie said...

Thanks for posting that video of Gordon. I have never seen eggs cooked that way before. I will definately be trying that.
I love that he burned the toast, I guess it happens to the best of us!

Btw, did you add Crème Fraîche to your eggs? It is not a usual ingredient in my refrigerator.

And I would try one of those cookies if you need a taster!

K & S said...

I think bacon goes so well with everything! :)

Kevin said...

Those chocolate chip pancakes with bacon and syrup look good!

Cakelaw said...

Love your new look site Brilynn! Those pancakes don't look half bad either (I want one now ...).

jasmine said...

We have similar eating patterns, but it seems as if weekends are the only time I have for a proper breakfast-time breakfast.

Thanks for the link to the cookies...I have a packet of thawed rashers in the fridge right now...

j

RecipeGirl said...

Funny... I dream about food and wake up hungry too!

You've been "TAGGED" if you participate in that sort of thing :)
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Mike of Mike's Table said...

I don't do much for breakfast, with the occasional exception during the weekend where I'll go overboard (overcompensating, I guess). And you certainly can't go wrong with bacon!

Also, I'm a big fan of the Ramsey eggs, as well. I've tried sour cream as well as goat cheese in place of the creme fraiche, both of which work wonderfully

michelle @ Us vs. Food said...

bacon + maple syrup = a delight! especially as ice cream. bacon + anything, really = hard to beat.

i also had puddingfor breakfast a few mornings ago. no apologies!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I really love bacon with my pancakes. I rarely eat bacon otherwise. I can see why bacon and sweets has become a trend. They go great together.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Bri, bacon makes me think of you automatically. Just like "Dorie" :)

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

I too wake up feeling famished - my stomach can't handle heavy foods early in the day though, so I usually eat a small muffin or a bowl of cereal or oatmeal. As for the bacon and chocolate chip cookies - isn't there a new frozen breakfast "dog on a stick" that has pancake batter, bacon and chocolate? I saw it on The Daily Show and was like whaaa?!

:)

Ari (Baking and Books)