24 February 2013

A Right Royal Breakfast


What would you serve for breakfast if royalty popped round?

It would have to be something special. None of your usual cereal and toast malarkey. Mind you they'd probably enjoy a bowl of porridge as they love their holidays in Scotland.

I wouldn't give them porridge either. I'd give them this!

I had this breakfast of kings on Wednesday. Did I have royalty round for breakfast I hear you ask? Why no, but if they had arrived, I'd have settled them at the dining table with a drink,  popped some more toast in the toaster and served them this.

Crunchy buttered wholemeal toast, topped with wilted spinach, a layer of softly smooshed avocado, topped with a unctuously soft poached egg.

So next time Kate and William drop by first thing in the morning unannounced, be sure to make them this luxuriously royal breakfast (if Kate's still pregnant when they visit, then make sure her egg is hard boiled!).




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A Right Royal Breakfast
The perfect Sunday breakfast or brunch. Crunchy buttered wholemeal toast, topped with wilted spinach, a layer of softly smooshed avocado, topped with a unctuously soft poached egg.
Ingredients
  • 1 slice wholemeal bread
  • a handful of spinach
  • ½ - 1 avocado
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • a good grinding of salt and black pepper
Instructions
1. Toast your bread.2. Pop your spinach in a colander in the sink and pour boiling water over it to wilt it. Drain, then pop in some kitchen paper and squeeze as much liquid out as you can.3. Mash your avocado with a squeeze of lemon, to prevent it browning and for extra flavour. Season with salt and pepper.4. Soft poach your egg. Gently drop your egg into swirling, simmering water and cook for two minutes.5. Construct! Pop your toast on a warmed plate, top with spinach, then the avocado mash. Finally, top with your freshly poached egg, season and serve.6. Mmmmmmmmmm!
Details
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Yield: Serves 1



Quick go make it! It'll make your toes curl, it's that delicious!!

39 comments:

  1. I'm sold on this with the advocado. Gorgeous.

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  2. Dreamy. I love avocado with eggs. I do this frequently, usually with raw rocket instead of spinach (I find the spinach tends to make the bread soggy - do you?).

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    1. No, I squeezed all the liquid out of the spinach, so it was quite dry when I put it on the toast. The avocado and egg mix is a great one.

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  3. Oh no! I want some - now! But an avocado is an 8 miles-round-trip away.
    Tomorrow . . . . . in the meantime a softly poached egg on wholemeal toast sounds about right. Thank you for all your lovely recipes. I have only recently stopped eating meat (thanks to a video on http://thesmithsontour.blogspot.co.uk/ ) and your recipes are the solution to all my questions about possible meals. Thank you.

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    1. I am so glad to have inspired you, it is lovely to hear.

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  4. That'll do for me chuckie! LOVE breakfasts like that and with lots of free-range eggs, I may try that out! Karen

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  5. Like it on here even more than on Facebook....the pictures are bigger :-)

    Still drooling !!

    Sue xx

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    1. Glad you stopped by Sue, now you know you have to make it :)

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  6. Oh my! I saw this on Facebook and had to come over and see it in all it's glory!

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  7. this would work for me any morning! delicious
    Mary x

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    1. Indeed! Although that is just an added bonus :)

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  9. I am sure that Wills and Kate would enjoy this breakfast, but when you want to treat your family like royalty this fits the bill.

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  10. Love the photos of the oozing yolk - food porn at its finest!

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    1. Thanks CC, I was rather pleased with them too :)

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  11. Yummie - how funny that we both posted a breakfast. Yours looks amazing !!!!!!

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  12. this looks unbelievable! making me want brunch!

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  13. Yummy! Your egg is perfectly poached too :)

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    1. I have it down to a fine art now. 2 minutes exactly!

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  14. As others have said, it's the avocado that drew me in. I love them (and their healthy fats) and I try to eat a half every day. And poached eggs just feel so luxurious compared to scrambled. I love your breakfast, Jacqueline, and I want to pop round to eat it! :)

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    1. The avocado definitely raises the luxury of this breakfast Sarah. I don't eat them nearly enough, although I do love them :)

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  15. Ooh. Except that I'd like this poached hard for me, too, please, that looks wondrous. I really need to use more fresh-or-slight-wilted green leafies. Maybe I'll give this a go with the flat-leaf kale. ☺

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  16. I love it Jac. Beautiful presentation. Beats my piece of toast with cream cheese.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Although sometimes toast and cream cheese just hits the spot :)

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  18. Yum!! I absolutely love eggs and avocado, and Florentine as well! This looks gorgeous Jacqueline.

    Beautiful photos also :) :)

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