This English Breakfast Pie is an easy breakfast pie recipe. After all, we already know how to cook a British fry up. Then all you have to do to turn it into a puff pastry breakfast pie is follow my step by step recipe!
When I was dreaming up this pie for breakfast, I kept asking my husband what he’d like most on the topping. Mushrooms are everything, apparently. I wasn’t sure how successful it would be. I mean a breakfast pie recipe sounds a bit flaky. Right?
But let me tell you, IT’S FANTASTIC!
The flaky pastry substitutes fried toast or crumpets. It gives an incredible crunch and, as it holds together so nicely, it also means you can eat it as a slice, offering a deliciously quirky way to eat your cooked breakfast.
It’s really easy to make and it tastes completely delicious.
Serve it up as small handheld slices, or a great big piece on a plate with a knife and fork.
For my English Breakfast pie, you will need:
1 pack (375g) of all butter puff pastry
3 free-range eggs
2 small red onions (1 large)
100g button mushrooms
about 10 cherry tomatoes
1 tin of baked beans
1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 red chilli
a few sprigs of thyme
First thing first:
Put the oven on to 190C.
Make sure the pastry is at room temperature, then roll it out on a floured surface to the size of your oven sheet.
Place onto a lightly floured sheet and prick all over with a fork.
Let it rest while you prepare the rest.
Prepare the toppings:
Place a small knob of butter into a frying pan, and brown your mushrooms and onions for 15 minutes.
Place the pastry in your hot oven for 10 minutes.
In another frying pan brown your chipolatas for 8 minutes (4 either side).
Build your pie:
When the pastry comes out of the oven it will have puffed up. No worries, this helps make the edge. The weight of the toppings will flatten it back down.
First place on your sausages, then add the beans (in 3 dollops), the chopped tomatoes (in 3 dollops), the mushroom onion mix (you got it, in 3 dollops – like planting new plants in the garden – the eye likes odd numbers).
Next, press the fresh tomatoes in.
Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
Take it out of the oven. Make dips in the baked beans and break in your eggs. Place over sprigs of thyme, a chopped red chilli and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place back in the oven until your eggs are ready. It took about 10 minutes in my oven, but keep an eye on it!
Ta Da! a fantastic English Breakfast Pie. If there was ever a way to a mans heart, this could be it…
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