Farmhouse Breakfast Week takes place between Sunday, January 26 and Saturday, February 1, 2014, to celebrate the most important meal of the day.
TV chef and breakfast lover Dean Edwards is supporting the event by encouraging the nation to tuck into breakfast for a healthy start to the day. Dean has developed a brand new breakfast recipe especially for the campaign to help inspire you to Shake Up Your Wake Up!
Dean says: “ This dish is high in protein, so can help you to feel full for longer, and the tomatoes provide one of your five-a-day. It also tastes fantastic!”
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
750g cherry tomatoes
3 tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 oval rustic loaf, cut into 4 long slices lengthways
300g unsmoked bacon
4 medium eggs, poached
Preheat the oven to 200°C , gas mark 6
Place the tomatoes on a large baking tray and toss in 1 tbsp oil and balsamic vinegar, season and bake for 20 minutes until soft.
Brush the bread with the remaining oil, place on a baking tray and add to the oven for the last 10-12 minutes of cooking.
Place the bacon under a preheated grill for 7-8 minutes then cut into thick slices. Mix with the tomatoes and use to top the toasted bread.
Serve topped with a poached egg and sprinkle with parsley.
Cook’s tip – Add chopped garlic to the bread for extra flavour for brunch. Any remaining bread can be made into breadcrumbs and frozen for a later date.