The Stories Behind #MyBillysBreakfast
This month, we’re giving you the opportunity to win breakfast for four people at Billy’s On The Road just by telling us about your favourite Billy’s breakfast. Entering is easy-peasy: just come along and order your favourite Billy’s breakfast, then take a photo of yourself with your chosen dish and tell us why you love it! Post your pic to the Billy’s Facebook page, tag us on Twitter @BillysOnTheRoad or use the hashtag #MyBillysBreakfast on Instagram or Twitter. Billy will pick her favourite from all the entries – and there will be extra points for creativity so we’re hoping to see some really fun and unique shots.
Meanwhile, we asked Billy to tell us how she came up with some of our best-loved breakfast recipes – and her inspirations might just surprise you! Which is your favourite Billy’s breakfast?
“One of many versions of this great dish from South America. I ate it in a run down tin hut on the beach in Costa Rica surrounded by surfers and stray dogs washed down with fresh coconut milk. It was served with little corn tortillas which I found pretty unpalatable, even the dogs gave them a wide berth – methinks a lot had come their way over the years! They were much more interested in the chorizo sausage which forms part of this dish. It’s a one-bowl cook, full of protein and carbs and so easy for the ranchers to prepare over their camp fires. I add extra chilli to mine to give it a little more kick.”
“I discovered this in a hotel on a nature reserve just outside Cape Town. I ordered it because of the name mostly; I was intrigued. A piping hot plate of curried beans full of hidden flavours topped with a couple of soft poached eggs on top of some good thick crusty bread – we use sourdough as it holds its shape and texture. It was so delicious I got the chef to write down the recipe which she kindly did. Again another dish rich in slow-release carbs to keep you going.”
The Italian – Frittata
“My father was a brilliant cook . He always prepared patiently and with love. He used to rustle these up for us as kids and I have loved them ever since. Filling, long lasting fuel and makes a change from a standard omelette.”
Spicy Avocado Breakfast
“This one is a customer favourite and a signature dish for us. Completely made it up lying in bed in the middle of the night unable to sleep whilst we were getting the café in shape to open. I wanted something
different for the vegetarians and came up with this. It’s absolutely essential to smother this in freshly prepared salsa – it wouldn’t work without it.”
A Bit of Crumpet
“This is another one that was completely made up to add some fun to the menu. A mixture of sweetness and spice using chorizo, sweetcorn and hot smoked paprika. As a large family we used to take many English beach holidays and we kids spent hours giggling at the racks of ‘dirty postcards’ which nowadays are very un-PC and sadly on their way out. The name is in defiance of the demise of the humour of my youth.”
“This again is a hugely popular dish of ham cheese and eggs on a Swiss potato rösti. I remember eating my first rösti on family driving holiday down to Italy through the Alps and thinking it the most delicious thing ever. Versatile and dead simple to make. Not a huge dish, just enough for the smaller eaters to not feel overwhelmed by.”
“My dad was a Scot and fish for breakfast was his absolute favourite so this is another inspired by him. I am a huge fan of Scottish smokeries and this dish of smoked haddock and eggs is my go to whenever I visit Scotland which is as often as possible. One of our healthiest dishes to start the day with, along with kippers.”
Is one of these your favourite, or is there another that you’d make your desert island breakfast? Don’t forget to show us!
The competition will close on Wednesday 26th October at midday, after which time Billy will choose her favourite from all the eligible entries to win the prize. Full competition terms and conditions can be found here.