Here's a corker of a breakfast recipe kindly given to us by
Tommi Miers. Happy munching!
with avocado cream and crispy bacon
- 4-5 large, ripe plum tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- few pinches of sugar
- 4 corn cobs or 450g frozen corn
- large handful of coriander
- 180g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks
- 140ml milk
- 40g butter
- 3 spring onions, finely sliced
- 8-10 rashers of streaky bacon
- For the avocado cream:
- 2 avocados
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 small garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons crème fraîche
Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F/gas 3. Cut the tomatoes in half
and place them in roasting tin. Drizzle them with a little olive
oil and season with salt, pepper and a small pinch of sugar. Roast
in the oven for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, if using fresh corn, stand each cob in a bowl, hold
tight and use a long, sharp knife to shave off the kernels. Cook
the corn (whether fresh or frozen) in salted, boiling water for 4-5
minutes, until tender, then drain.
Finely chop half the coriander. Sift the flour, baking powder
and a pinch of sugar into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the
centre, break in the eggs and add a little of the milk. Start
whisking and gradually add the rest of the milk to make a lump-free
batter. Melt the butter and add half to the mixture, then fold in
the corn, spring onions and chopped coriander. Taste and season
with salt and pepper.
Heat a heavy-bottomed, non-stick frying pan until it is smoking
hot, then brush with a little of the remaining melted butter.
Dollop in 2 tablespoons of the corn mixture, spaced well apart so
that the 2 pancakes don't run into each other (or make them one at
a time if your pan is small). Fry over a medium heat for about 2
minutes a side until golden brown. Tansfer the cooked pancakes to a
plate, cover with foil and keep warm in a low oven.
Whiz up the avocado cream ingredients in a blender until smooth
and season to taste. Fry the bacon on a high heat with a drizzle of
olive oil. Serve family and friends with a couple of pancakes,
topped with 2 tomato halves, a sprinkling of coriander leaves, a
generous dollop of the avocado cream and the crispy bacon.
Eat at once!