With less than a week to go before re-opening the Bed & Breakfast for our seventh season, my mind has turned to upgrading our breakfast menu. I try to improve the B&B every season. We are constantly upgrading the rooms, renovating, adding more amenities. For example this winter I decided to redecorate our breakfast room. More photos to follow of the breakfast room, once finally completed. I’m very last minute!!!
With the breakfast room in mind, and having recieved a higher standard on service recognition from our partners at http://www.Booking.com, I got to thinking I need to up my game if I am to keep up that high standard. With a score of 9.7 under my belt from last year, expectations from our travellers are exceedingly high. So therefore, my breakfast standards need to be high.
Here in Sika Lodge, I offer a varied breakfast menu, from the standard Full Irish Breakfast, to pancakes, or smoked salmon bagels. This year, 2018, we are adding the breakfast panini to the menu. I have decided to add three panini options, and here is the recipe for the first one, The Scrambled Egg, Ham & Cheese Breakfast Panini.
- 1 bread roll/pitta bread/sough dough slices (whatever bread you have a preference for)
- 1 free range egg (all our eggs are free range and delivered twice weekly)
- Splash of milk
- 1 slice of cheedar cheese
- 1 slice of ham
- 2 tbsp Irish country relish (tomato salsa will do also)
- Butter, nothing other than Kerrygold used in this house.
- Salt & pepper
- Preheat a panini press
- Break an egg into a cup, add the milk and a pinch of salt & pepper, and mix well.
- Add some butter to a pan over a medium heat.
- Add the egg and swirl, ever so gently with a wooden spoon, folding the egg back and forth. This is a slow process, scrambling an egg on a higher heat and too fast makes the egg seize and stiffen. You want a fluffy scrambled egg.
- Butter the bread of choice, I like bread rolls or baps for this panini. Butter on both sides.
- Place the slice of cheese, the slice of ham and the scrambled egg on the bread roll and cover with the top of the roll.
- Place on the panini press and close and cook for approx. 3-4 minutes.
- Cut the panini against the grain and serve with a nice dollop of your choice of country relish.