Thursday, 4 June 2015

All-Day Breakfast Bites

all-day breakfast bites in filo pastry

This recipe links into Eurovision again – last one this year – promise!

As part of our Eurovision soirees’ every year we take along food and drink from a participating country. This year I decided to go for UK bakes. One of my take-alongs was very simple. I took some cheesy oatcakes, spread some Branston pickle on each one, topped with grated cheese and grilled. This was a big hit with Disneyboi especially who gobbled up loads.

I also thought an All-Day Breakfast theme would be very British. But what could I incorporate it into?
I went to the supermarket and picked up some baked beans, eggs, black pudding, bacon and sausage – plus some filo dough. I got home and started creating.

First off, I whisked up some eggs and fried them dry in a pan. I got some scrambled eggs which were very dry – not runny or milky as I thought whatever I made would be in pastry and wet eggs would not work too well there.


I decided to wrap all of the ingredients into a parcel, a bit like a beef wellington. My idea was to slice it up like a Swiss roll and folk could help themselves to a slice. I baked the rolled up breakfast and let it cool before cutting into it. I realised that this would perhaps not hold together too well in individual slices and I put this aside for Sunday dinner the following night. Back to the drawing board.


I then decided to line a cupcake tray with bits of the filo dough and fill these ‘cups’ up with the bacon, beans, egg, sausage meat and black pudding. I used a square cupped tray (I think it’s meant for brownies) but you could use normal round cups too.


all-day breakfast bites in filo pastry

I popped these into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes and they came out all crispy and golden. I sprinkled on some oregano for garnish, boxed them up and away we went.

At the party these went down a storm. Everyone loved the meaty filling more akin with their breakfast. It’s simple and a bit fun and totally adaptable. You could add whatever you normally have for brekkie – mushrooms and baby tomatoes would be great in there too.

all-day breakfast bites in filo pastry

I won’t give you a recipe as I think it’s pretty self-explanatory – just cut sheets of filo (about 3 or 4 thick) to fill the cups and put in whatever you like. Give it a little egg-wash, bake and go – All-Day Breakfast in a handy dandy eat on the go, at a party, whenever you like snack…


I am entering this bake into this month's pastry challenge hosted by alternately by Jen at Jen's Food and this month Lisa at United Cakedom . The theme this month is breakfast and or brunch - it's almost like this one was meant for me!

8 comments:

  1. Love the idea. This is exactly what's needed at those slightly too posh gatherings with the slightly too posh nibbles. Plenty of black pudding for me, I think. I've tried to like Eurovision too but I'm afraid I'm still not getting it.

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    1. Oh dear Phil _ i won't hold your Eurovision aversion against you!!

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  2. What a great idea! Perfect for parties and/or the morning after!!

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  3. I love the idea of this bake, a full English presented in beautiful mini bites :-) x

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  4. Everything that makes a great breakfast in one little cup! Ingenious! Think I know what I'll be making for breakfast this weekend!

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