I'VE just stumbled upon a great, very witty blog called The London Review of Breakfasts.
It reminded me just how much I love eating out for breakfast - a topic I waxed lyrical about in an earlier post Most Definitely the most Important Meal of the Day.
However, the credit crunch has taken it's toll and instead of petit dejuner al fresco, it's been bread and gruel for months.
However, in desperation I decided to try an recreate a wonderful breakfast I've eaten once, or twice, (when money flowed like wine in a Keith Floyd cooking demo) at Mortons Kitchen, Bar and Deli, in Dickens Heath, near Solihull.
The Morton's version involves a bowl of homemade chunky granola, served with milk, and topped with a wedge of oozing honeycomb. In my book, it's grub to die for.
My home version though was also excellent, thanks to some superb store cupboard staples.
In place of the granola- which I have made, but not on this occasion - I used a variety-sized packet of Dorset Cereal's Fruit, Nuts and Seeds muesli. Any variety of Dorset Cereals muesli will do though. They are packed with premium fruits and nuts making for an excellent granola substitute which is also kinder to the gnashers and waistline.
Equally good is one of Dorset Cereal's new chunky slices crumbled up, such as the pistachio and pumpkin seed one.
A giant blob of zero fat Greek yogurt (I like Total) follows and then the all important honeycomb.
Fortunately I had a lovely box of Cottage Delights honeycomb from the boy for Christmas and it's been smiling at me from it's shelf in the store cupboard for a while, although I was saving it for a special occasion.
But what better occasion than a sunny Saturday morning after a hard working week?
What is your idea of a perfect homemade breakfast? Let me know and I will give them a try....