For British Egg Week 2017 (9– 15 October) British Lion eggs have teamed up with The Goring Hotel to share six of its famous breakfast recipes. The hotel’s Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Shay Cooper, is also providing tips and tricks on how to make the perfect luxurious hotel breakfast at home.
Independent research has revealed that Brits are willing to spend 30% longer preparing breakfast at the weekend than they are during the week. The survey also revealed that the Full English is the nation’s favourite breakfast, with 42% of people saying they always order it when eating out. Also ranking within the top three egg dishes to eat at restaurants were Eggs Benedict and scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.
As well as sharing the six luxurious recipes from Shay Cooper, British Lion eggs are unscrambling Shay’s breakfast classics with simpler versions for busy weekday mornings. Bringing a little bit of luxury to breakfast every day and showing that one or two ingredients can make all the difference when it comes to making delicious breakfasts at home.
Shay Cooper, says: “From our breakfast menu, the egg dishes are certainly the most popular, with the full English being a clear favourite. The Dining Room at The Goring celebrates the best in British food and the breakfast menu is no exception. Our guests expect the highest standards of cooking, but it is also possible to try and recreate these dishes at home to celebrate the most important meal of the day.”
“What better time to celebrate the versatility of eggs than British Egg Week. The great British breakfast would be lost without eggs.”
Shay Cooper’s six breakfast recipes are:
1. The Goring’s full English breakfast
2. Sunday smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
3. Classic Eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise
4. Soft poached eggs, sweetcorn pancake and crispy pancetta
5. Eggs cocotte with smoked haddock, leek and chives
6. Fine herb omelette with sliced smoked salmon
Or for a quicker, but just as delicious version, try:
1. Half English breakfast
2. Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
3. Eggs Benedict with cheat’s hollandaise
4. Poached egg with crispy pancetta
5. Dippy egg with cheesy soldiers
6. Cheesy mushroom and herb omelette
Andrew Joret, Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council, says: “We know that Britain loves eggs for breakfast with more than two-thirds of people saying they’d always choose eggs when eating out and egg sales recently topping six billion for the first time since records began. This British Egg Week, we are proud to be partnering with one of Britain’s most highly regarded hotels to show Brits that you can have a ‘hotel style’ breakfast all week long.”