Making An English Brunch (It’s Supposed To Be Breakfast)

Today I decided that I was going to make an English Breakfast. I called it brunch because it was lunch time (But I had already eaten breakfast!)

An English Breakfast (the Jamaican way) consists of baked beans (with/without onions), plantain, fried dumplings, toast, fried egg, and you could have ackee and saltfish with it.

I only made baked beans with onions, fried egg, and dumplings.

So this is what you are going to need:

  • Self-raising flour
  • Sea Salt
  • Butter
  • Free range eggs (this type doesn’t have to be used)
  • A tin of baked beans
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Cayenne pepper

Here are the steps:

  1. Mix as much self-raising flour that you want with some water and some salt.
  2. Mix and knead until it becomes like dough.
  3. Break small/large (depending on how big you want your dumplings to be) pieces of dough and roll it in your hand till it becomes a ball shape.
  4. Place at least 5 into a dutch pot filled with hot oil. Be careful!
  5. Whilst the dumplings are frying, slice some onions (if you want them) and place into a pan with a spoonful of melting butter. Fry them for a while, but not till it becomes golden brown. You want to preserve the flavor.
  6. Turn over the dumplings and leave to fry the other side.
  7. Just before adding the baked beans, add a shake or two of cayenne pepper.
  8. Stir the beans and add another spoon or two of butter and gently stir.
  9. The dumplings should be done now. If there is still some dough left, just repeat the steps until they are cooked.

Tip: To test if the dumplings are done, place a fork into the top. If no dough comes off on it, then they are ready to eat.

10. Turn off the heat on the baked beans and move to another side of the stove. Place a frying pan on the same nozzle, and heat up some oil.                                                                                                                      11. You can then fry your egg(s).

Thank you for sharing this recipe with me, I hoped you liked it, From Nadine 🙂

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Thoughts To Ponder

“God won’t meet tomorrow’s needs until tomorrow comes”

“When you have accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace, God is awake”

“The same sunshine that melts the butter hardens the clay”

Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is all you have got – think and act wisely”

These texts are quite interesting and important for us to understand. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, and we can’t cancel/change what happened in the past.

In the Bible it says that tomorrow has it’s own troubles so let’s just concentrate on today, and getting through the day.

That’s why forgivness is great. We can’t change the past, but we can influence the future.

Please don’t let past experiences influence the future for the worst. Learn from your mistakes and strive to do better!!

Thanks for reading. (sorry I posted quite late. It might be like that for a while because I have run out of wifi. I will post as frequent as I can so please accept my early apology. I hope to be back to normal schedule soon!)

From Nadine.