Hey Hay, Donna Hay ....Classic Big Breakfast

My weekly Donna Hay fix is ultra-easy this time. Breakfast time…a favorite for us, it doesn't even have to be in the mornings. I could eat breakfast food for dinner but we don’t (not lately), because what wine would I served with over-easy eggs? Andrea Immer says you can serve champagne with anything but that is not at all likely at our house. Champagne and eggs, that is.

This now, this is a breakfast my mother would have ready at 6:30 a.m before Dad left for work and I was herded off to school. She got up before us all and was clearly a morning person. There would be what is called the classic breakfast (which I present here) or French Toast. There was always coffee, tea and juice. (Coffee for Dad, tea for mom)



It doesn’t get any simpler than this folks………..The only modification was, I forgot to buy the mushrooms. I have written out the recipe as Donna does it though, mushrooms and all. It was still great - especially dining outdoors and watching the birds at the feeders.


Classic Big Breakfast

8 slices streaky bacon or smoked paprika
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 free-range eggs
toasted sourdough or rye bread, to serve
roasted mushrooms and tomatoes
4 field mushrooms, trimmed
250g cherry tomatoes
¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
sea salt and cracked black pepper




To make the roasted mushrooms and tomatoes, preheat oven to 200ºC (390ºF). Place the mushrooms and tomatoes in a baking dish, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 20–25 minutes or until mushrooms and tomatoes are soft. Set aside and keep warm.

Grill (broil) the bacon under a preheated hot grill until crispy. Keep warm. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Crack the eggs into the pan and cook for 3–4 minutes or until the yolks are just set. Serve with the bread, bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes and sprinkle with thyme salt. Serves 4.

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14 comments:

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Tina,
This classic breakfast would bring smiles to my kids faces! They love breakfast like this! And this would make a good lunch too!
Great breakfast choice!

Janel Gradowski said...

I love making breakfast for dinner. I think the bacon, eggs and veggies would be good stacked on the toast and made into a sandwich. Oh...on garlicky Texas toast. Now that would be REALLY good. :)

Chef Mireille said...

perfect on a cold winter morning with a hot cup of coffee..2 bad I don't have bacon in my refrigerator as this is inspiring me to make it in the am

~~louise~~ said...

We do a lot of breakfast for dinner around here Tina. I will now be adding this classic to our breakfast and dinner menu! (now about that wine:)

Thanks for sharing, Tina...

Kayte said...

Oh, boy, does that look good...this would be a great candidate for Big Sunday Breakfast around here as this is just what the guys love. Nice photos!

小悦工坊 said...

If I make this breakfast for my girls, they will be overjoyed! will try this Sunday as brunch. looks so delicious!

sunita rohira said...

The classic breakfast. It is exactly what my son would love!

Deb in Hawaii said...

You can't beat a classic breakfast like this to start the day of right. Those roasted tomatoes look especially yummy! ;-)

Zosia said...

It's been sooo long since I've made a breakfast like this....my family would be overjoyed if they were served this. Looks fabulous!

Tina said...

Thanks all! Off to visit now.....

Kim said...

You changed your site and I really love the white background!! I'd love to share this classic breakfast with you, especially out on the patio enjoying the good weather. Mimosas?? Bloody Mary maybe? Maybe white wine would work? I say it's all fair game.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Yum - it's pretty hard to beat a classic bug breakfast any time of day, especially when it includes roasted tomatoes and roasted mushrooms. Like Kim, I think a Bloody Mary would be a good accompaniment.

Tina said...

Thank you all for such nice comments. I am thinking Kim and Sue's idea for a Bloody Mary is in order after all!

Le laquet said...

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