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The Traditional Full English Breakfast and Recipe

The Traditional Full English Breakfast and Recipe

British food culture is known throughout the world.

November 18th, 2020

British food culture is known throughout the world. That has been attributed to the colonialists, missionaries, and settlers who took it with them to the countries to which they went.

Is it known in your country? If yes, then I guess you are familiar with the legendary full English breakfast. Maybe you keep hearing those supposed “well-travelled” folks bragging about it, but you have no clue about it. At least that’s the case for many individuals, from where I come.

If that’s right, I would encourage you to read this post to not only know what the full English breakfast is all about but also to learn how to make it using everyday kitchen ingredients. By the way, you can conveniently source these ingredients online at Sun Basket, Hello Fresh, or Home Chef where they will come as a meal kit.

What Is Full English Breakfast?

It’s a traditional breakfast for the English people, which is made up of baked beans, bacon, eggs, sausage, tomato, black pudding(a black sausage consisting of suet, pork, and fried pig’s blood), and mushrooms. Typically served in the United Kingdom and Ireland, this hearty meal goes well with a beverage like tea or coffee. It is yummy, filling, and loaded with amazing health benefits.

Source: iamafoodblog.com

A Full English Breakfast Recipe That Yields 2 Servings

This recipe is ready in just 30 minutes. Plus, it requires only 10 everyday ingredients, some of which you probably have in the kitchen. You can conveniently order those that you don’t have at Sun Basket. By the way, SB is closely comparable to Home Chef, and Hello Fresh. You might want to read this post to know more about it. Some of the things you’ll learn by reading it include; how the meal delivery service works, what’s in their various boxes, the menu and meal options they offer, their pricing structure, and how their delivery system works. Other things include the nature of the company’s customer support, how to cancel a plan, as well as the good and the bad of the company.

What You Will Need

i. A source of power.

ii. A cooker.

iii. Three pans of different sizes: two small-size and one medium-size.

iv. A baking dish.

v. A knife.

vi. A chopping board.

vii. A cooking stick.

viii. A butter knife.

ix. A large food tray.

xi. A watch.

xii. A toaster.


i. 1 tin(440g) baked beans.

ii. 2 large eggs.

iii. 4 pork sausages.

iv. 3 tbsp. butter plus more for your bread toasting needs.

v. 2 tomatoes.

vi. 220g mushrooms.

vii. 4 rashers bacon.

viii. 4 slices brown or any bread of your choice.

ix. A bunch of parsley.

x. Salt and pepper, to taste.


i. Start by washing and chopping your fresh, green parsley, using the knife and chopping board.

ii. Next, making sure the cooker is plugged in, switch the wall socket on.

iii. Now, turn on the appliance and preheat the oven to 220°C/430°F.

iv. After that, ignite your cooker, setting the heat to medium.

v. Thereafter, place the pan over the heat, wetting its surface with 2 tablespoons of butter.

vi. Once you see smoke starting to come out of your butter,it’s time to brown the sausages on every side before cooking them for about five minutes.

vi. Then, place the cooked sausages in the baking dish and bake them for about 10 minutes in the oven.

vi. Next, gently score a cross into the bottom of each tomato, using the knife and chopping board.

vii. Thereafter, place the scored tomatoes in the baking tray together with the sausages, cross side up.

viii. Now, bake the tomatoes and the sausages for about 10 minutes, after which turn the heat off, leaving them inside the oven so that they don’t become cold.

ix. Meanwhile, ignite the cooker again, setting the heat to medium.

x. Now, melt a tablespoon of butter, then fry mushrooms and bacon over the heat for about seven minutes, in the same frying pan you used to cook your sausages.

xi. Once the bacon is crispy and the mushrooms have softened, remove the recipe from heat, transferring it to the oven so that it remains warm.

xii. Next, add the beans to the small-size saucepan and warm over medium heat, making sure to stir often.

xiii. Thereafter, add one tablespoon of batter to the separate, small-size saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot enough.

xiv. Then, break and fry the eggs gently, making sure that the yolk does not break.

xv. Now, spread some butter over the sides of your bread slices toast and toast them, using the toasting machine.

xvi. After that, arrange all the foods you’ve cooked i.e the sausages, beans, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, fried egg, and toasted slices of bread on the tray, seasoning them with salt and pepper.

xvii. Finally, serve with tea, coffee, or any other beverage of your choice.

The Nutritional Value of the Full English Breakfast

It goes without saying that the full English breakfast is highly nutritious, providing a high nutritional value, thanks to its combination of ingredients that are rich in some very high-quality nutrients. Having said that, here’s the value of nutrients you’ll get per single serving:

i. Protein–37grams.

ii. Carbohydrates–37 grams.

iii. Dietary fiber–5 grams.

iv. Fat–37 grams.

v. Sugars–21 grams.

vi. Saturates–11 grams.

Final Thoughts

The full English continental breakfast is fancied across the world. Maybe that’s because of its delicious, nutritious, filling, and low-calorie nature. By the way, a serving contains just 618 calories. Consisting of baked beans, eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, bread, and vegetables, it’s a complete breakfast just as its name suggests. That’s all I had to share with you about the traditional English breakfast. The next time somebody brags to you about it, shut them down by letting them know that you actually know how to cook it. With nothing more to add, good luck with the recipe.



Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.