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Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Pepper Pig » December 11th, 2019, 6:35 pm

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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby suffolk » December 11th, 2019, 9:05 pm

Bucks Fizz, creamy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and lots of coffee in this house ... always .... my children will tell you IT’S THE LAW!!! :hungry: :cocktail: :mug: :chef:
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Pepper Pig » December 11th, 2019, 9:13 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I don’t have breakfast on Christmas Day. I’m always trundling up the A1 to pick up my mother.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Herbidacious » December 11th, 2019, 9:21 pm

I don't eat breakfast full stop, but in principle this looks nice. (In practise I think it would make me feel sick, alas :( )
When I was growing up we used to have waffles with jam and cream... :? Frozen ones, of course... This was considered exotic in Sheffield in the 70s. ;) Othere strangish Christmas day treats/traditions were prawns (defrosted) and battered onion rings (with the roast.)

But the topic reminds me - I should get some croissants/croissant dough for husband. I suppose I really should compose a Christmas food shopping list...
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Badger's mate » December 11th, 2019, 11:28 pm

It used to be a bacon and goose liver sandwich :drool:

These days I have to fit that in on another day.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby earthmaiden » December 11th, 2019, 11:54 pm

We've never had a special breakfast on Christmas Day. It's a day either for mad children rushing around, frantic cooking and guest preparation or a leisurely lie-in with food treats to look forward to later, certainly not one to mess about with Hollandaise sauce :o. (which ruins a good egg and muffin IMO anyway ;) ). Toast is fine.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Gruney » December 12th, 2019, 9:27 am

It'll be a bit different this year - it was always a quick piece of toast, then out with the dogs, and then smoked salmon, blinis and Chablis. I'll probably just scrub the toast, this year. ;)
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby StokeySue » December 12th, 2019, 9:43 am

It depends on what the meal plan is, which depends on who is involved

If going for a traditional lunch at lunch time, them breakfast is a croissant and a cup or three of coffee, the smoked salmon is the starter for lunch and the cheese usually ends up being a light supper

But this year I’ll probably go for a 2 meal strategy, brunch of smoked salmon and scrambled egg with fizz and early dinner. Or might get some biegels for the smoked salmon if I can get some real ones not supermarket ones.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Ratatouille » December 12th, 2019, 9:50 am

Trufffled scrambled eggs - that's the law in Provence :chops:
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby PatsyMFagan » December 12th, 2019, 10:27 am

I got into the habit of the smoked salmon/scrambled egg and buck's fizz malarky when I lived on my narrowboat .. I would have an 'open' boat and issue an invite to all the other local boaters ... Nowadays it very much depends on where I am having lunch ... last year I visited my friend who has MS and cooked lunch there for us and her little boy. This year I will have daughter at home (who should have been working that day, but is under 'house arrest' as there is no public transport ! ) I have also invited one of my old ladies and her son who's wife is in a care home .. they can drive to me after the visit to the wife :tu:
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Herbidacious » December 12th, 2019, 11:14 am

I'd eat truffled scrambled eggs. Yum.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby StokeySue » December 12th, 2019, 11:19 am

Freixenet do small bottles of good cava, ideal for two good glasses of Bucks Fizz

My ex was perturbed to discover that not everybody had thick slices from the Christmas ham/gammon for breakfast as his family did Fortunately he mentioned it the week before when I confirmed menus with him so that’s when I started cooking the gammon for Christmas Eve dinner.

V would probably have preferred a “Paris breakfast” - a half Kronenbourg and the sports pages of the paper, none on the day of course but the review of the year could last several days
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby wargarden » December 12th, 2019, 3:29 pm

strange the dish link look a lot egg benedict which must be close relative.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby suffolk » December 12th, 2019, 3:42 pm

wargarden wrote:strange the dish link look a lot egg benedict which must be close relative.


+ ham = Eggs Benedict

+ smoked salmon = Eggs Royale

+ spinach = Eggs Florentine

These are all mentioned in the text.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby wargarden » December 12th, 2019, 4:25 pm

guess the author missed popover tempura egg version
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Herbidacious » December 12th, 2019, 5:10 pm

Is that a genuine thing or a joke, wargarden?
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby earthmaiden » December 12th, 2019, 5:46 pm

Not something I want to attempt on Christmas morning anyway :lol:.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby wargarden » December 12th, 2019, 6:52 pm

Herbidacious both the tempura egg and popovers are real things.
both are amazing together with crispy bacon and Hollandaise sauce.

personally I like dorayaki of sunny side up egg in between pancakes.
souffle' leger pancakes are also nice christmas breakfast
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby aero280 » December 12th, 2019, 7:38 pm

B the time OH gets back from the midnight service and the mulled wine & mince pies afterwards, we don't wake up until lunchtime!! :)
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby cyprusmoira » December 13th, 2019, 6:21 am

We always had Kedgeree which had the advantage that it could be made in advance
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Seatallan » December 13th, 2019, 9:36 am

wargarden wrote:personally I like dorayaki of sunny side up egg in between pancakes.



Oooh that sounds lovely! :chops:

We always have smoked oyster 'surprises' (basically, mini pork meatballs with a tinned smoked oyster in the middle). It's a canape recipe a friend did once years ago and I enjoyed them so much I pinched the recipe from her. I make them religiously every Christmas and we eat them on Christmas morning accompanied by a bottle of champers whilst we open our presents.

Before that, we always have a cup of hot milk with instant coffee and brown sugar added. It's what Mr S's family had first thing on Christmas Day when they were children. It was the only time they ever had it and a real Christmas tradition treat. :D
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Herbidacious » December 13th, 2019, 10:21 am

wargarden wrote:Herbidacious both the tempura egg and popovers are real things.
both are amazing together with crispy bacon and Hollandaise sauce.


Yes I know, but I have no sense of whether that's considered to be a viable combination. As you will know, we don't have popovers in the UK, although I gather Yorkshire puddings are similar. I have not had tempura egg. Not really caught on here, I guess (or I don't eat out enough.) I'd try it if it were on offer! (Although really not a fan of deep fried food for flavour and my body's reaction to fried stuff, rather than health ones.)
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby scullion » December 13th, 2019, 1:43 pm

we have no breakfast tradition at all - most christmas days, same as most days, a cup of coffee will do me so i don't end the day wishing i hadn't eaten so much.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby wargarden » December 13th, 2019, 2:55 pm

Yes I know, but I have no sense of whether that's considered to be a viable combination. As you will know, we don't have popovers in the UK.



just make individual Yorkshire pudding and use butter in same proportion as you would dripping in your recipe and you will get as close as you can without a popover pan. you can use cupcake or muffin pan.
as not having popovers in Uk you did have them you just lost recipe I can post at least 100 articles from UK newspaper.
that had recipe for popovers. in it.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby MagicMarmite » December 13th, 2019, 3:27 pm

When Daughter was at home I always made her scrambled duck eggs, made with butter and cream, with bagels and smoked salmon.
I never eat breakfast.
She's not coming until boxing day this year, probably 1pmish and I'm just going to do a big buffet to pick at on and off whilst we chat, listen to music, watch films etc.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Herbidacious » December 13th, 2019, 4:15 pm

wargarden wrote:
I can post at least 100 articles from UK newspaper.
that had recipe for popovers. in it.


I'll take you word for it ;) Looking at wiki, though it suggests that a more correct statement would be that we don't have anything called popovers. We are also generally quite conservative, and not terribly playful, regarding what we do with Yorkshire puddings.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby wargarden » December 13th, 2019, 5:10 pm

wiki is not a reliable source.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » December 13th, 2019, 6:09 pm

I think though people who actually live in the UK are a pretty reliable source about what people in the UK eat today !!
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby suffolk » December 13th, 2019, 6:54 pm

Prettykiwicrazy wrote:I think though people who actually live in the UK are a pretty reliable source about what people in the UK eat today !!


Or even about what our grandparents and their ancestors ate. ;)
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Gruney » December 13th, 2019, 7:25 pm

A pan of scouse. Excellent stuff.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby wargarden » December 13th, 2019, 7:25 pm

maybe you all should try something new. like popovers and other great dishes.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby suffolk » December 13th, 2019, 7:40 pm

Why? Some of us like to follow our family traditions at Christmas. We haven’t suggested that you should try Shepherd’s Pie or Lobscouse for Thanksgiving ... I think that would be insensitive of us and dismissive of your traditions.

We can try popovers on one of the 364 other days of the year ... if we want to :)
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » December 13th, 2019, 8:11 pm

Well said Suffolk
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby PatsyMFagan » December 13th, 2019, 8:13 pm

And the difference between a popover and a mini yorkie is ? :?:
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby wargarden » December 13th, 2019, 8:33 pm

the pan it is cooked in and butter is used instead dripping.
the ratio of ingredients is very important so is oven temperature.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby suffolk » December 13th, 2019, 9:03 pm

wargarden wrote: .... the ratio of ingredients is very important so is oven temperature.


I think the same can be said of most baking.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby scullion » December 13th, 2019, 9:15 pm

haven't popovers been done to death on another thread? - and wasn't it agreed that the recipes in uk papers was actually one from an american housewife?
why are they called popovers anyway? are they turned over half way?
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby earthmaiden » December 13th, 2019, 9:32 pm

Yes, we have done them to death! Yes, the recipe in my trusty Betty Crocker book at least) is virtually the same. It says to cook them in 'custard cups' which I suspect makes them narrower and deeper than YPs, it suggests cutting them in half and serving each half filled with Lobster or crab Newburg or Beef Burgundy. The recipe is also related to pancakes, waffles etc so there's any number of things which would go with them I like YPs with jam or syrup too.
It is interesting for us to hear what you would like for Christmas Day breakfast Wargarden. Everyone likes different things.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby suffolk » December 14th, 2019, 6:31 am

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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby wargarden » December 14th, 2019, 9:51 am

popover batter about half way between crepe batter and pancake/ waffle batter in liquid viscosity

I suggest watching the good eats episode on popovers by Alton brown .
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby PatsyMFagan » December 14th, 2019, 10:25 am



This recipe is exactly the same as mine for YP's ... i.e equal quantities by volume of milk, eggs and flour ... the only difference being I would pour the batter into pre-heated /greased pans.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby scullion » December 14th, 2019, 12:34 pm

ah, that's why.
guess i won't be eating them - they're as much a waste of calories as batter puddings are!
give me an extra roast potato any day.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby PatsyMFagan » December 14th, 2019, 2:11 pm

Forgot to add that my mum (and her's before her) always added currents (only currents, no other type of dried fruit) to her yorkies ... They were Eastenders so don't know if that made any difference ;)
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Pepper Pig » December 14th, 2019, 8:10 pm

They sound disgusting wargarden. Sometimes a girl just wants runny egg yolks with bread or toast to dip.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Suelle » December 14th, 2019, 8:31 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:Forgot to add that my mum (and her's before her) always added currents (only currents, no other type of dried fruit) to her yorkies ... They were Eastenders so don't know if that made any difference ;)


Was that to eat with a roast dinner? My mum made a dessert/pudding by adding slices of apple to YP batter, which we ate sprinkled with demerara sugar and a knob of melting butter (or margarine in our house).
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby suffolk » December 14th, 2019, 8:52 pm

Suelle ... we had the same but with rhubarb and brown sugar and sometimes the addition of Carnation milk. Very yummy
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby wargarden » December 14th, 2019, 9:13 pm

popovers have many advantages to YP . they work well with both savory and sweet preparations like crepes.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby Herbidacious » December 14th, 2019, 9:20 pm

I imagine that whatever you do with one you can do with other - you don't have to use dripping to cook YPs (and indeed as a vegetarian I wouldn't. I rather suspect/very much hope that the ones served in pubs with Sunday roast aren't :o )

As a few people above have just said, eating them with sweet things is not uncommon. I really can't remember whether we used to or not.
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Re: Christmas Day breakfast

Postby suffolk » December 14th, 2019, 9:48 pm

My late MIL served individual Yorkies as a dessert with golden syrup and cream.
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