Winning Breakfast in Bed

Thanks to everyone who voted in our Luxury Breakfast in Bed competition – and, of course, to our fantastic foodie bloggers for providing us with many days of breakfast-fuelled fun. It seems you have all toasted, grilled, fried, poached and whisked your way through every one of the mouthwatering creations and we are delighted to announce that the winner is (drum roll)…

Belgian Waffles with Crispy Bacon and Maple Syrup

by the Free From Fairy

 

 

Gorgeous, Gourmet and Gluten-Free

A tantalising stack of scrumptious, home-made Belgian waffles, topped with strips of succulent crispy bacon, all dripping with luscious maple syrup. A real treat – and all gluten free. We can’t wait for the weekend and the time to lounge in bed with this brilliant Breakfast in Bed. Congratulations to Vicki, the Free From Fairy. Vicki says she spends hours in her kitchen experimenting with food to create exciting, healthy, free-from recipes. Well, she certainly came up with a winner here.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium free range eggs, separated
  • 220 ml milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  • 60 g butter or dairy-free margarine, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170 g Free From Fairy gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 20 g sugar
  • 12 rashers streaky bacon cooked until crispy
  • Maple syrup

Method

  1. Switch on your waffle machine
  2. Place the egg yolks in one bowl and the whites in another
  3. Add the milk, melted butter and vanilla to the egg yolks and beat until well combined
  4. Slowly add the flour to create a smooth batter, then add the sugar
  5. Beat the egg whites with an electric whisk until you have stiff peaks
  6. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter mixture
  7. Ladle the batter into your waffle maker and cook
  8. While the waffles are cooking, fry the bacon until crisp
  9. Once ready to serve, cut the bacon into pieces using scissors, scatter on top of the waffles and drizzle with maple syrup

 

 

A Fairytale Breakfast in a Fairytale Bed

Vicki was also asked which of our superb luxury beds she would choose to eat her breakfast in (assuming that there was no need to rush off to work, to the gym or to do the school run). She decided that this fabulous Italian four poster bed reminded her of books she read as a child, her wedding night, and the delicious idea that she could just hide in there and nobody would know. Definitely the bed for her – a fairytale bed for the Free From Fairy. It’s one of our favourites too.

 

Italian Button Upholstered Four Poster Bed
A fairytale Italian Button-Upholstered Four Poster Bed. The perfect hideaway for our winning luxury breakfast in bed.

 

 

Not forgetting our runners-up

Of course, we cannot forget the four other finalists who made the challenge such fun. If you missed their recipes, click here. Every one of them is delicious and well worth a little bit of effort, maybe this weekend? And take a look below at the wonderful luxury beds each of our foodologists chose for their own breakfast in bed.

 

Italian Nubuck Winged High End Designer Bed
Italian Nubuck Winged High End Designer Bed

Chosen by Jemma at Celery and Cupcakes

Favourite Breakfast : Smokey Chickpeas on Toast

 

 

Curved White Designer Italian Silk Button Upholstered Bed
Curved White Designer Italian Silk Button Upholstered Bed

Chosen by Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

Favourite Breakfast : Eggs Benedict with Shetland Smoked Salmon and Tobiko

 

 

Modern Taupe Luxury Upholstered Bed
Modern Taupe Luxury Upholstered Bed

Chosen by Michelle at The Greedy Gourmet

Favourite Breakfast : Lobster Benedict

 

 

Luxury Italian Ivory Velvet Upholstered Bed

Chosen by Jo at Jo’s Kitchen

Favourite Breakfast : Chorizo, Spring Onion and Parsley Potato Cakes

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