I love me a big breakfast and England's Full Breakfast is just my style. Just what is a Full Breakfast you ask?
"The meal always include at least one egg, toast, and a minimum of one fried breakfast meat, such as bacon or sausage. But there's more. A breakfast plate will almost always have baked beans and other extras, such as cooked mushrooms, fried or grilled tomatoes, and slices of fried bread. There will frequently be fruit and cold cereal, too."
Brits tend to be a bit apologetic about eating baked beans with breakfast. As someone who has been scooping up frijoles and eggs my whole life, I I love them, and it is the first recipe I tried from The Ploughman's Lunch and the Miser's Feast.
The first step is to soak the beans overnight.
I have a vintage ice bucket I use when we throw big parties and an everyday ice bucket that is perfect for soaking beans (and skeins of yarn).
The rest of the ingredients are sauted for about 10 minutes and the recipe has you mix the cooked vegetables and spices in with the soaked beans. While I like eating beans for breakfast, I do not want them to be chunky, so I pureed the mixture before adding the beans and popping the whole thing in the oven.
Once in the oven the beans cook for six hours! A very long time, and it is possible the vegetables would have broken down without my use of a blender. The end result?
Quite tasty. Next up? Lunch.