Ah yes, it’s that time of the year again! Valentine’s Day: that beautiful day that comes but once a year, when we suddenly feel all lovey-dovey up and get to tell our partners / spouses just how much we love them – or perhaps even get to tell the random person you’ve secretly fancied for years how you fee about them! Of course many people will argue that it’s really all just one big excuse for retailers to make up for a very quiet January: not to mention a cause of much stress for men, in particular, as they race around red faced running from one shop to the next, desperately trying to pick up a present that says ‘I love you’ at the very last minute…
But ultimately, when all is said and done, Valentine’s Day is still about acknowledging our love for our partners, right?
So with this in mind then, how about this year - instead of buying an expensive gift that, let’s face it, you are probably buying because you feel you have to - you just embrace the true spirit of Valentine’s Day by doing
something really meaningful and special, like bringing your loved on a delicious breakfast in bed?
Aha! Is that a light bulb we see going off in your head? Excellent! You see, breakfast in bed is one of life’s real pleasures and as it’s something that most of us get to enjoy very often, what’s rare is always beautiful!
So instead of traipsing around the shops in a last minute flap, why not choose one of these 5 great breakfast in bed ideas, and surprise your loved one with a rare treat that they will absolutely adore you for!
1. Eggs Benedict with Smoked salmon and chives
Mmmmm. Yummy. This brekkie requires a little bit of work when it comes to making the Hollandaise sauce and of course, poaching the eggs. But breakfast in bed is supposed to be a luxurious, decadent, once in a blue moon experience so if you’re going to do it, this one will definitely win you plenty of brownie points!
2. Griddle pan waffles (with a topping of your choice)
We love Jamie Oliver, I mean who doesn’t? This recipe is, according to himself “super easy” so don’t worry, if you’re not a whizz in the kitchen you don’t need to be! Add bacon egg and maple syrup, or something far healthier if that’s what your loved one would prefer, and you will be in the good books for the day!
3. The full Irish (or English, if you follow Jamie Oliver’s recipe!)….
Of course no ‘top 5 breakfast in bed’ list could ever be complete without the full Irish! For most of us, this is a rare treat and something we indulge in rarely, as a naughty indulgence.
But what’s great about this option (apart from the fact that it always taste soooo good!) is that it’s simple to cook: even those of us who are not, let’s just say, of the Masterchef calibre can cook a quite delicious full Irish!.
So, why not push the boat out this Valentine’s Day and go for this wonderful Jamie Oliver version of this age old classic
4. Scrambled eggs with goats cheese and rocket….all inside a fresh croissant!
When it comes to creating a simple breakfast classic, you simply cannot beat scrambled eggs, not only because they taste great but because they’re easy-peasy to make too!
But though scrambled eggs in even their most simple form are delightful, how about going trying this ultra-fancy version of this old favourite, a la Donal Skehan, to really make this a breakfast in bed to savour?
5. Banana Pancakes with crispy bacon and syrup
There’s just one word needed to sum this one up: Delish! When it comes to wanting something indulgent rather than healthy and nutritious, you simply
can’t beat the American style breakfast that is a plate of pancakes.This particular recipe, which we discovered on
is simply ‘immense’, and is as much an experience as it is a breakfast!
Again, the beauty is in the simplicity. Make some pancake mix (milk, flour, and eggs all whisked together in a bowl, couldn’t be simpler!), and whilst ladling this onto a hot pan, add a few slices of banana onto the surface of each pancake as it cooks.
Then, once the pancakes are cooked, add the hot crispy bacon, drizzle lots of wonderful golden maple syrup over the lot and hey presto, your partner will be eating out of your hand (once he / she has polished off the plate of pancakes that is).