Saturday, 16 March 2013

Giveaway & Book Review: Breakfast For Dinner by Lindsay Landis & Taylor Hackbarth


Breakfast For Dinner or 'brinner' as it's sometimes referred to is the concept of the new cookbook by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth. The idea is very simple, the foods we eat for breakfast are so good why can't we eat them for dinner instead? As you might expect this book includes a fair few recipes with bacon, eggs and maple syrup, it is an American book after all. The book is divided into Mains, Sides & Starters, Drinks & Desserts, there is also a handy metric conversion chart for those like me who are not a fan of measuring in cups. For main courses there are recipes such as Huevos Rancheros Tacos, Shaksuka, Breakfast Sausage Ravioli, Steak & Eggs Benedict and Grapefruit Risotto With Seared Scallops. For some of these recipes the breakfast inspiration is quite obvious, with others it is a more subtle nod to the first meal of the day such as the risotto. The sides and starters include Maple Glazed Pork Meatballs, Espresso Baked Beans (I've bookmarked these two recipes to serve together at some point) and a recipe for Bacon Jam which I've seen around but haven't tried yet. Also there are Scrambled Egg & Salmon Quesadillas which I made for dinner for myself last night and served with a simple salad, it was my first quesadilla and it was delicious. The filling was made with smoked salmon, leeks and creme fraiche all cooked into scrambled eggs topped with grated cheese and sandwiched between two flour tortillas. This is something I'll definitely be making again.



After all the savoury dishes there are a good selection of desserts including Maple Bacon Cupcakes complete with a recipe for caramelizing bacon. I made the cupcakes and had the bacon in the oven and it smelt absolutely amazing but I got distracted briefly and ended up with bacon flavoured charcoal instead. Purely my own fault and I was really annoyed with myself but accidents happen sometimes. Hence the lack of bacony sprinkles on my attempt at the cupcakes but they still tasted good and had a very generous topping of chocolate icing. I wasn't feeling brave enough to pipe this time though so I used a palette knife instead which is why they look a little scruffy. Next time I buy a packet of streaky bacon I'll give the caramelization another go. Other recipes in this chapter include Frozen Sunrise Margaritas, Banana Bread Bundt Cake and Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes.



The book is published by Quirk Books and is available to buy in the UK from 19th March from all the usual book selling websites and the RRP is £12.99.

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  2. There is one prize available of a copy of Breakfast For Dinner
  3. The giveaway is open to UK & Ireland residents only
  4. The closing date is Monday 25th March
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Disclainer: I was sent a free copy of the book to review by the publishers, I was not required to write a positive review and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

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17 comments:

  1. Hashbrowns and poached eggs.

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  2. I love eating scrambled eggs and hash browns for dinner.

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  3. I eat toast for dinner many times a week.

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  4. crumpets with pesto, sliced tomato and mozzarella are a lovely light meal and very yummy

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  5. Cereal! It feels like a guilty pleasure and not a grown up thing to do at all :) But the book would help me be more adventurous.

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  6. I like the idea of having a bacon and egg roll for my dinner. This is yet another book I will have to add on my "to buy" list, thanks for sharing x

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  7. With breakfast my favourite meal of the day (except perhaps for afternoon tea)...this sounds right up my street!

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  8. I'd have eggs benedict, a bit of a fuss to make first thing but would be lovely for dinner.

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  9. Huevos Rancheros ... I can have that any time of day!

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  10. Eggs in any form! Fried, scrambled or omelettes.

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  11. poached eggs, sausages and bacon are all favourites of mine.

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  12. Deep fried french toast doughnut.

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  13. I had Kedgeree for dinner last week, best kind of breakfast for dinner (in my opinion)

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  14. I love porridge so my favourite breakfast would probably be baked oatmeal with bananas and berries. It's great because you can heat it up each day and have it throughout the week :) Xx

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  15. Poached duck eggs on granary toast. I'd eat that every meal of every day - with cake intervals of course ;-)

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