New Breakfast Menu Addition – The Breakfast Panini

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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Preheat a panini press
  2. Break an egg into a cup, add the milk and a pinch of salt & pepper, and mix well.
  3. Add some butter to a pan over a medium heat.
  4. 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.
  5. Butter the bread of choice, I like bread rolls or baps for this panini. Butter on both sides.
  6. 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.
  7. Place on the panini press and close and cook for approx. 3-4 minutes.
  8. Cut the panini against the grain and serve with a nice dollop of your choice of country relish.

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