What The . . . !

My wife found this method of creating a special breakfast on a YouTube video, so we had a go at making it (well, she did, ’cause I’m pretty useless in the kitchen)!

Buy an uncut loaf of bread.

Cut the top off, hollow it out and then butter it.

Cook a boatload of healthy food for a breakfast or, better still, unhealthy food! There were also mushrooms and tomatoes to go with this lot, but they’re being kept warm while the serious frying goes on!

Stuff everything into the loaf and put the top on.

Carefully cut the loaf in half (only if you’re sharing – I was told I was sharing).

And voila!

Brilliant! Thoroughly enjoyed it! After all, an army marches on its stomach!


  1. That sounds delish! Though i just can’t eat like that too often nowadays. Been trying to be healthier, but it’s paid off with a bit of weight loss. Something I thought would never happen with the pandemic and my work schedule!

    What’s the black circular thing in the picture? Guessing some sort of meat/sausage?

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  2. A dream come true. Many thanks to your good lady for the practical and delicious demo and recipe. I shall endeavour to try this out….I may not survive, but it must be done.

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  3. Reblogged this on Ann's Immaterium and commented:
    I thought this piece of High Cuisine by John (or John’s wife, rather) of Just Needs Varnish! was pretty awesome so I thought I’d share it. I might have to try making it at some point, using all plant-based ingredients of course so my husband can have it. He has a birthday coming up soon — perhaps I will surprise him with a magnificent breakfast courtesy of John’s wife. πŸ™‚

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  4. Now that’s what I call a breakfast, though I’d have to add a tin of plum tomatoes on top so the juice runs through and makes the bread soggy on the bottom…
    …Oh!… Can you hear my stomach rumbling? I think I’m going to have to raid the cupboards!!!

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    • Thanks Roger! πŸ™‚ Wouldn’t be the same without black pudding! I have tried white pudding, but a long time ago, so I maybe need to try it again! I’m sure there’s a line from Ripping Yarns to do with someone making black pudding that was so black even the white bits were black!


  5. Now that looks like a proper English breakfast there! It might even beat a “Grand Slam” from Denny’s πŸ˜‰ Might have to Google that one to know what I’m talking about and I’m having a bit of fun because Denny’s is truthfully barely better than most fast food restaurants but for whatever reason, I always consider it the “gold” standard for a breakfast when you’re eating out in the States πŸ™‚

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  6. Over where I am, there’s a chain of ridiculously popular bakeries specialising in loafs stuffed to the brim with all sorts of fillings β€” the two most popular being sweetened pulled pork and mayonnaise-lathered crab sticks β€” each costing no more than 50p. So the overall concept is in no way novel to me. What did surprise me though was how a full-on helping of English Breakfast could look so delectable! As they say in Singlish: so jealous lah!

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  7. That looks deliciously disgusting. Or disgustingly delicious? Certainly a worthy candidate for the title of cheat meal!
    …how did you feel after eating all that! πŸ˜€

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  8. That looks absolutely amazing. Luckily I’ve just had lunch otherwise I’d be seriously tempted to have a crack at making it for myself here and now. And you’ve got black pudding in there too – very sensible. Reminds me of a greasy spoon I went to with my dad, many years ago now. They advertised “The biggest all-day breakfast you’ll ever eat” so of course we got ourselves one each (like the pair of fat piggies we were!). As I recall there were twenty four different items (which I suppose means if I ate one thing per hour it really would have been an all day breakfast…). Being a teenager I cleaned the plate, don’t think I could manage a fraction of it these days though.

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  9. Sorry John, I just received an E-mail from my doctor regarding my cholesterol, warning me if I even think of making it I’ll have to fine another doctor! Bloody kill joy!!

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    • Haha, thank Liam! πŸ™‚ It really was nice and you can never have too much black pudding (medical practitioners will probably argue otherwise but they can’t even make their minds up about red wine)! Hope all’s well with you!


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