Okay, as promised in my last blog post, here is my full cooked Scottish breakfast:
egg, bacon, Lorne sausage, sausage, black pudding, fruit pudding, toms, mushrooms and beans.
Sorry about the beans, Rosemary; and sorry, Juliet, but no tattie scones or haggis. And definitely no onions, although there is an old fashioned Scottish dish called skirlie, which is oatmeal and onions cooked in lard – what else?
If it were a veggie brekkie it would include hashbrowns and/or veggie sausages/veggie burgers.
No french toast either 😉 But there’s also all the other stuff including a selection of fruit juices and fruit – today we had plums (from the garden), raspberries, blueberries, grapes, melon, the usual fruit bowl with apples (not from the garden, not yet), oranges, bananas and kiwi fruit – and cereals and muesli and a choice of yogurts and toast, teas/coffee, jams, honey and marmalade (very important!) etc. And, of course, porridge for those who want it.
To be honest, our guests rarely want all of the cooked foods, so the least popular items, which are the Lorne sausage and the black and fruit puddings (my favourites!) and the veggie stuff, need to be requested the day before.
Anyway, that’s my Scottish breakfast. I love it but only eat it once, or tops, twice a year – usually on my birthday or at the New Year 😉 – because it’s very filling!