Girolles on Toast with Streaky Bacon – Shake Up Your Wake Up

Girolles on Toast with Streaky Bacon is a wonderful way to start the day

Shake Up Your Wake Up this Breakfast Week with my recipe for Girolles on Toast with Streaky Bacon.

Girolles on Toast with Streaky Bacon is a delicious breakfast recipe that will help you start the day the right way

The week (24th – 30th January) is National Breakfast Week in the UK and tomorrow signals the start of the annual Shake Up Your Wake Up Campaign. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day yet we are all guilty of skipping our first meal of the day when things are a little busy or when nothing in the fridge takes our fancy.

I am terrible at following my own advice, and I often miss breakfast then find myself snaffling a bit of fruit before lunch because I’m hungry. Every year I say I am going to eat breakfast more often but this year I am going to make more of an effort than ever. I’ve even changed my routine so that I am up earlier giving myself more time to squeeze in a breakfast before work (because lets be honest – eating at your desk is a little bit depressing).

Sauteed Girolles on Toast with Streaky Bacon are a delicious breakfast recipe

So why am I making the extra effort and why should you?

In short:

  • Breakfast benefits you and your family and can help make you healthier and happier.

  • Breakfast eaters tend to be slimmer than breakfast skippers.

  • Breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients needed for an active lifestyle.

  • There are a wide variety of breakfast foods to choose from that can be enjoyed at home, at work or on-the-go.

This year the campaign also wants to encourage people to think about where their breakfast foods come from and to support the cereal farmers who produce it. You can find out more on the Shake Up Your Wake Up website and by following the campaign on social media – just keep an eye out for the #ShakeUpYourWakeUp hashtag!

If you’re in need of some inspiration then simply head to my Breakfast Recipes page. In the meantime, I’ll share with you one of my favourite breakfasts – Girolles on Toast with Streaky Bacon.

Girolles on Toast a tasty breakfast developed as part of the Shake Up Your Wake Up Campaign

I am a huge fan of mushrooms in every shape and size but recently tried girolles for the first time. I love their smell, shape, colour and of course taste so, before Christmas, came up with a delicious breakfast recipe we could enjoy on Christmas morning. The result was a simple dish that can be made in between 5 and 10 minutes (depending on how awake you are feeling). The girolles have an an earthy, peppery flavour which works well with the salty bacon. Take a slice from your favourite loaf of bread (preferably wholemeal but the choice is yours), then top with the sautéed mushrooms and bacon. It really is that easy!

Girolles on Toast with Streaky Bacon Recipe

Giroles on Toast with Streaky Bacon – Shake Up Your Wake Up

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 200g girolles
  • 1.5 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 slices of wholemeal toast

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a shallow pan.
  2. Cut the streaky bacon into thin strips and fry for a couple of minutes on a low heat.
  3. Add the onion (finely diced) and garlic (sliced) and continue cooking for another minute or until the onion becomes translucent.
  4. Add the butter and the girolles and cook on a medium heat, stirring the mushrooms gently as they cook.
  5. In the meantime, toast the bread on both sides.
  6. Once the mushrooms are tender and the onions and mushrooms cooked, spoon the mushroom mixture over the toast including the melted butter.
  7. Serve while hot!
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If you’re not sure where to find girolles then chanterelles will do just as well (golden chanterelles are just another term for girolles!) If you can’t find chanterelles then simply pick your favourite mushroom that is available. I love chestnut mushrooms so they’d be my replacement mushroom of choice.

Whichever mushroom you choose then the method is the same – simply sautée the mushrooms with thin strips of streaky bacon, white onion, garlic and rosemary. Thyme may be the more usual herb of choice to go with mushrooms but I love rosemary with the girolles.

Girolles on Toast with Streaky Bacon is a wonderful way to start the day

This might not be the kind of breakfast you have every day (perhaps a tad too much butter for it to fall in the “healthy recipe” camp) but hopefully I’ve shown you that breakfast doesn’t have to be boring. If you find yourself reaching for the same branded cereal week in week out then you are going to get bored and eventually stop eating it! Add a bit of variety to your breakfast routine and you’ll find yourself more inclined to eat the most important meal of the day.

So there you have it. My recipe for Girolles on Toast with Streaky Bacon. How will you Shake Up Your Wake Up in 2016?

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I’m sharing this Breakfast recipe as part of #BrilliantBreakfasts over at Made with Pink. Click the button below to view the linky.

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12 comments

  1. This looks soo good!! I must admit I had to click through when I saw Girolles because I had no idea what they were. I thought they were some sort of pork product. Mushrooms on toast is my new obsession, and I will definitely be making your version. Thanks so much for linking up to #BrilliantBreakfasts.

  2. My blood sugar gets all wonky if I skip breakfast so I rarely miss it; however, as of late my breakfasts have gotten to be quite predictable. I love that idea of mixing it up a bit by sautéing some mushrooms and bacon and spooning them over a slice of toast. And since the Mr. and I need our protein after our morning workouts. . .I’ll be topping the Mr’s with an egg (and scrambled egg whites for myself),

    1. I’m always very impressed by people who manage breakfast every day so well done Lynn I should take a leaf out of your books! We exercise in the evening but we’ve been meaning to flip our day round for a while. If we do I might start adding eggs to this too! Great suggestion!

    1. Thanks Judy! I must admit I hadn’t heard of them until I saw them in the market for the first time last year. They taste fantastic though so do keep an eye out for them!

    1. Hi Lydia! Good to hear from another mushroom fan! (I have even been known to snack on raw mushrooms…) Glad you like the recipe!

    1. Sharee – I know the feeling! I’m sure I’m a lot friendlier in the mornings when I do manage to squeeze breakfast in. I’m glad you like the recipe 🙂

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