we woke up yesterday after another late night. we'd been at the academy til about 3am with the 2 bears so needed some serious punch to our breakfast. as Alice gave me the new Jamie book last week for my birthday i thought it was time to christen it with a wacking breka. we made the "Beautiful Breakfast Tortillas". as ever Jamie's recipes work fantastically. it was made up of jazzy scrambled eggs, with lots of garnishy things to put on top.
as i couldn't find tortillas, my mum and i went to Las Americas, a fantastic Columbian and Brazilian butcher that also makes these incredible corn breads at the back. walking in here makes you feel a million miles from London and yet this very feeling is what makes London so special and exciting and various. another change i made is the addition of a mix of meats from Manuel. he sells these vacuum packed cured collections of chorizo, sausage and pancetta. i added this to the pan before adding the eggs and it gave the whole affair a more smokey taste.
it's pretty simple, as breakfast recipes often are. here's the basic outline:
warm some delicious las americas corn bread
chop up coriander
chop up chillies
chop up some tomatoes
grate very ordinary cheese
mash avocadoes with lime juice and season
fry some meats
whisk eggs with chopped spring onions
add to meat
don't over scramble
serve up and then recline with the sunday papers!
i recommend you try it next weekend.