Posts Tagged 'breakfast'

Breakfast in America – Photos

Bacon, Scrambled Egg and Hash Brown

Monterey – Bacon, Eggs & Hash Brown


Monterey – Pancakes

Breakfast at The Venetian, Las Vegas

Las Vegas – Hotel Room Service

More Pancakes, with some healthy fruit this time!

Chicago – the healthiest breakfast we ate all week – pancakes with some healthy fruit!

Poor Man's Skillet

Chicago – Poor Man’s Skillet at the Tempo Café. (Shouldn’t that be called “Fat Man’s Skillet? :))

Bacon, Toast & Granola

Napa – Bacon, Toast & Granola

Denver Omelette

San Francisco – Denver Omelette with the ever-present hash brown.

Irish Griddle Bread Recipe

Bread making doesn’t get any simpler than this. (Oh dear, I’m starting to sound like those clowns on Masterchef). Griddle bread, as it’s known in my house, is a simple soda bread dough, but instead of being cooked in the oven, you cook it slowly on a non-stick frying pan or a cast-iron “griddle”. This is quite a traditional bread and is a great standby when you haven’t a scrap of granary left in the house. One warning though, once you cut this loaf you’ll keep going back to it until you’ve none left. It’s addictive!

I like my griddle bread “well done”. Cook gently until the surface of the bread is starting to blacken in places. As the bread cools, it gives off the most amazing toasty aromas. There’s something about it that reminds me of cream crackers. Surely not a bad thing?

For a traditional Irish bread that’s baked in the oven, try my Irish Soda Bread recipe.



  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • buttermilk, enough to make a very soft dough (about 250ml-300ml, as a guide)


Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, then add the buttermilk and mix gently until you have a soft, wet dough, but be careful it is not too “sloppy”. Heat a dry frying pan, then turn down the heat low and dust the pan with plain flour. Wet your hands then add the doughto the pan. Gently smooth out the dough to cover the pan then cook slowly on both sides until brown patches start to develop. This should take at least 8 minutes on each side. Cool on a wire rack.

Coat with plenty of salty butter and enjoy, this is great with your Saturday morning fry-up.


Farmers Market – Farmleigh

Guess who went to the farmers market at the weekend. Check this out for a breakfast!