All posts tagged: breakfast

Carrot Cake Baked Oats

If left to my own devices, I would very much be a ‘cake for breakfast’ person almost all of the time. My favourite thing about birthdays is that they usually leave a good few days of cake for breakfast in their wake. Carrot Cake Baked Oats give off big cake for breakfast energy without having to commit to the sugar high or the urgent need for second breakfast (a slice of birthday cake needs a toast chaser, at the very least, to keep one going until lunchtime). This isn’t one of my super-quick-on-the-table-in-two-seconds recipes, I’ve found that during the lockdowns I’ve enjoyed taking a little bit more time over my breakfast now that I’m not trying to get to the gym, do my hair, slap on a full face of make up and somehow shove some food down my gullet before arriving at my desk for 9am. It’s not a three hour stew, but there’s certainly more chopping and grating and washing up than you might be used to at breakfast time. A note on …

Marzipan Date Porridge

This year – for the first time in my life – I hosted Christmas at my flat. On Christmas Eve Eve, four pints deep with my best friend, it suddenly hit me that I hadn’t got in the ingredients to make marzipan dates for my Mum (her favourite, and therefore a festive essential). Cue my insisting that we leave the pub immediately to get to the supermarket before it closed and rectify my fatal mistake. After all that, it will surprise nobody to learn that on Christmas Day I was on the prosecco from the very moment I woke up and neglected to remember that marzipan and medjool dates were awaiting my attention in the kitchen drawer. Daughter of the year. There they both sat, where I rediscovered them last month and added them to my breakfast. Once again my defective personality has led me to something delicious. The universe works in mysterious ways. Notes on serving: all porridge is, for me, at the moment, incomplete without the addition of toasted nuts and natural yoghurt. …

Beetroot + Potato Rosti

This recipe might only be suitable if you’re almost exactly the same kind of cook as me. I cook mostly for myself, have no qualms about how long something might take but frequently find myself cutting corners just to see if I can get away with it. The corner I cut here might upset people who cook properly. I can’t be bothered to drain the potatoes. I simply do not have the energy or kitchen towel backstock to rinse and moisture-squeeze and dry adequately. The moisture-squeezing is, I understand, essential for optimum crispiness. However, I’ll take a sort-of-crispy rosti over all that effort so early in the morning any day. Here, all you need to do is mix together grated root veg and fry it very, very slowly. Making it low maintenance provided you don’t mind hanging around near the kitchen for an hour. I work in the same room as I cook, so to me this is the perfect working from home breakfast. Some of you may not, therefore it might be less than …