Food Porn Friday – Episode 18: Happy Birthday To Me!

GUYS GUYS GUYS. It’s my BIRTHDAY. Ok, not quite, but my birthday is this Sunday and Food Porn Friday is my spiritual birthday. I’m celebrating with a good deal of food and ignoring the Tenerife diet. And here at Best Brunch Ever, I’m going to share with you my TOP 5 BIRTHDAY BRUNCH DISHES.

  • Eggs Royale
Photo and recipe from

Photo and recipe from The Kiwi Cook

Long term Best Brunch Ever fans (Hi mum!) will know my affinity for this dish. It basically comprises of three of my favourite things – oily smoked fish, soft white bread muffins, and a sauce almost entirely comprised of butter. It’s the only dish that could really kick off my brunch feast.

 

  • Sausage sandwich
Photo and recipe from Two Peas in a Pod

Photo and recipe from Two Peas in a Pod

My ultimate hangover cure, I would go to the ends of the earth for a good sausage sandwich. Or even a mediocre sausage sandwich, made with cheap frozen sausages, slightly stale sliced white bread and a generous helping of Lurpak. But this recipe really takes it to the next level – adding egg, melted cheese and sweet melted butter to balance it out. Perfection.

 

This is a brunch classic and for good reason – it has the perfect balance of sweet and savoury that is representative of our favourite kind of meals. I’m talking here about big, fluffy, American-style pancakes, bacon on the edge of charcoal, and a generous helping of butter and syrup. Yes, butter may well be a theme here…

 

  • Something salted caramel
Photo and recipe from

Photo and recipe from Citrus and Candy

I call this the “pre-dessert” course, and all I knew is that it had to have salted caramel in it. Then I realised too obvious omissions from this birthday brunch list – French toast, and bananas. Luckily, this recipe combines all of the above – a beautiful banoffee French Toast for what ails you.

 

And of course, no birthday party would be complete without cake – over the top, far too rich for breakfast, Matilda-style extravagant cake. This one ticks all the buttons, and makes me feel like a millionaire.

Thank you for sharing this special day with me, and I’ll see you in a fortnight, when I’ll be 23! I know, I know, I’m excited too.

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About hattiemily

London-based poet. Previously published on the underground, currently can't remember how to actually write.
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4 Responses to Food Porn Friday – Episode 18: Happy Birthday To Me!

  1. Happy birthday! 🙂

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  2. So for your actual birthday brunch i have bought pain au chocolate and danish cinnamon whorls in ‘bake it yourself’ form….but somehow now I feel I’ve let you down….

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