Birdy's Healthy Fry Up Bring a frying pan of water to the boil and toss your bacon into it. Blanch your bacon as they call it until it is ready to cook. Doesn't take too long. Crack your eggs into it and watch them open boil. Far easier for getting runny yokes and not having such a greasy mess at the end. Healthier for you too. And the taste is far better too. Big Wilma's American Pancakes 225g plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder pinch of salt 1 tsp sugar 2 large eggs 30g butter 300ml milk butter for cooking blueberries, bananas,bacon, maple syrup, jam, golden syrup or honey 1. At home mix the dry stuff together and put into a plastic bag. Put 30g butter into a separate plastic bag. Measure out 300ml of milk into a wide-necked bottle/container. 2. When it's time for breakfast (10.30 -ish or if you've got kids 6am) melt the 30g butter in a frying pan. Crack the eggs into the container with the milk and add the dry ingredients too. Add the melted butter. Put the lid on the container and shake like mad until everything is blended and a batter has formed. If there are any lumps get in there with a fork until the batter is smooth. 3. The frying pan should be warm and have some of the butter still in it. Use a big spoon to add the batter to the pan. these are not like pancake day-pancakes, they are like the American ones! 4. Once the pancakes have been in the pan for a few seconds add blueberries or chopped banana. 5. When you can see some bubbles forming on top of the pancake it's time to flip! 6. Turn the pancakes over and cook for about another minute, put the cooked pancakes into foil and cook the rest of the batter. We love blueberry ones with bacon and syrup We cook half of the batter and save the rest for the next day, but you could mix half of the dry ingredients, 1 egg and half the milk. Birdy's breakfast fajitas-oh yeah! Made these with left overs at last years Brighton Breeze and have been part of my camping ritual ever since. Very easy and a bit different. Brace yourself for this complicated recipe. Per wrap: 2 sausages. 2 bacon. 1 egg. Soda bread like yer ma used to make seeing Dinky's post about freshly baked bread reminded me of a previous post first posted Sunday 20th Feb 2010 for those who think making bread is too hard or a bit of a faff try this, ridiculously easy and gorgeous 370g plain flour (not bread flour it's too strong and the soda bread will turn out like rock) 130g wholemeal flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp bicarbonate of sodan> 300ml buttermilk (if you can't get any half milk and yoghurt but our local Sainsbury's and deli have it) 1 tbsp treacle 40g melted butter a bit of milk if needed flour for dusting Heat the oven 200/ GM 6 Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir. Put all the wet ingredients into a large jug and give a bit of a whisk, the buttermilk will be less firm and the treacle mixed through. Add the liquid to the dry stuff and mix with a big spoon, you might need to add a bit of milk to bring everything together. When a sticky, unappealing dough has been made, get your hands in and roughly form into a ball, don't start kneading vigorously you will knock the delicate bubbles out of it, roll it gently on a floured surface. Pop it on a baking sheet and make a cross on the top (it helps with even cooking) for about 40 to 50 mins. And tah dah you have soda bread, leave it to cool for a nano second and eat. If you're not guzzling in one go, wrap in a tea towel while it's still warm and it keeps the crust from going too hard. Baywatcher's Tex-Mex Breakfast Burritos This is cheap, easy and great when camping. Serve them wrapped in paper towels and all you will have to wash afterward is one skillet and one big spoon. I won't complicate things with details like measurements. Like any other kind of burrito, the ratio is a matter of taste. Ingredients Chorizo sausage for authenticity, but any breakfast sausage will be fine. eggs potatoes diced bell peppers and onions salsa mozzarella and/or provolone Tortillas your favorite hot sauce Prep what you can at home to save time and effort during your trip. Bake the potatoes and dice them. Dice the peppers and onions. Ziploc bag it, toss everything in the cooler and hit the road. I often aim for equal parts eggs-potatoes-sausage, but it really doesn't matter. They're different every time I make them and they're always good. Crumble and brown the sausage in a large skillet with the potatoes. Add the peppers and onions. Once all that gets well on it's way (when the smell starts drawing your family out of their sleeping bags) add the eggs and salsa. Flip, fold, futz, and stir until the eggs are scrambled and everything is fully cooked and blended. Add the cheese, stir, turn off the stove and let it melt. Spoon it onto your tortillas, roll them up and eat them. Hopefully you have made way too much. Throw it in the cooler. It will reheat wonderfully throughout your weekend for quick snacks or an even faster and easier breakfast tomorrow. After a fair share of beer and sunshine, what the Hell, it's even good cold. Hippyrichy's breakfast spaghetti...get in there my son! This one is good for the Sunday morning after a heavy night's drinking. Just don't get too close to others Ingredients: 3-6 Bird- eye chillies, Garlic - peeled (Lots), Olive oil (Lots),Spaghetti, Parmizan Cheese (Grated).(Lots - yum yum!) Ground Pepper, Flavoured/herb salt. Recipe 1. Lightly fry whole bird-eye chillies in oil for a few minutes. (a wok is best) 2. Crush and chop garlic and add to the oil. Let the garlic slowly infuse by taking on and off heat as the oil starts to bubble, (DO NOT LET GARLIC BURN!) 3. Whilst doing this, cook up the spaghetti and strain. 4. When garlic is soft add the spaghetti to the oil/chilli/garlic mixture and stir thoroughly until spaghetti is coated in the oil. 5. Transfer to bowls and sprinkle liberally with parmizan cheese. 6. season to taste with herb salt and pepper. If you smell garlic on a Sunday morning at a van meet then come on over and I'll do you a portion, I usually cook enough for 5-6 anyway! Poptop & Lou's Gypsy Cheese Dips 2 eggs - 4 slices of bread - cheese- frying pan beat the eggs into a dish . dip both sides of bread into egg fry lightly both sides then add cheese to one half of bread slice and fold into half sandwich. fry both sides well to melt cheese , serve and eat -- very filling Lou adds leftover mashed potato to the cheese at home but its just cheese when camping . quick easy and very filling .