I am a 'morning' person which is maybe why breakfast is one of my favourite meals of the day.
Fortunately, mr digandweed is of the same opinion and going out early for breakfast is something we love to do.
Last week, we had a few days off and on the spur of the moment decided to get up very early and drive to the coast to see the sun come up over the sea.
( I know a lot of people would consider this quite mad!)
The sky was inky black when we set off but had lightened to a soft dove grey as we drew into the car park behind the sand dunes in Old Hunstanton.
We sat looking expectantly out to sea but it gradually began to dawn ( forgive the pun) on us that although Hunstanton is on the east coast, it actually faces slightly north west and the sun was slowly rising. not over the sea, as anticipated, but behind us, obscured by the houses!
..... but, nevertheless, we still enjoyed a very bracing walk along the deserted beach and then set off for the town in search of breakfast!
During the week, my breakfast of choice is porridge or muesli, but at weekends it is nice to ring the changes and American style pancakes are easy and fun to make.
There are lots of different recipes for these pancakes, but the one I used was from a Waitrose magazine:
125g self raising flour
50g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
100g blueberries plus extra for the compote.
Make a batter with the first 4 ingredients and stir in the blueberries.
Spoon large spoonfuls of the batter onto a lightly greased pan and cook on a moderate heat for about 3 minutes on each side.
I lightly cooked some extra blueberries with a small amount of sugar to serve with them.