An English breakfast
I'm really enjoying life in a foreign country, however there is always the odd home comfort I really miss (usually food). The other day I was craving nothing more than a good old English breakfast so I searched high and low in the French supermarket to stock up on ingredients to make one. A traditional full English breakfast, also commonly known as a fry up, consists of the following:
- Eggs (either fried or scrambled)
- Toast or fried bread
- Baked beans
- Hash browns
This is usually served with ketchup on the side, a glass of orange juice and of course a big cup of tea. Often people are mistaken that this is the kind of thing British people eat at the start of every day but that is rarely the case. A full English is usually something we'd have as a special treat at the weekend for a lazy morning relaxing with friends. I don't think I could have one every day, just imagine eating all that every morning!
A standard breakfast in the UK really varies from person to person. As people have become much more health conscious in recent years, healthy breakfasts and brunches such as homemade smoothies and avocado on toast are becoming really popular. Of course, cereal will always remain a breakfast staple, along with toast and jam or marmalade. Porridge is also a popular breakfast dish, as it's healthy, cheap and really filling.
I am enjoying breakfasts in France, though - fresh bread and croissants from the bakery are a perfect start to my day!