I’ve spent the morning dreaming of luxury.
Luxury is not a word that I generally associate with, but it is certainly something that I dream about.
When I was asked to work with Juliette’s Interiors to create a luxury breakfast to match one of their beautiful beds I needed no persuading!
For those of you who don’t know me, I love my bed. And I mean, really love it. As much as I love food in fact.
Sleep for me is as important as my family.
I have never liked missing it, even as a small child or as a student. I was never one to stay up all night partying. By 3am the call of my bed was way too strong.
Spending the morning, pouring over the luxury beds that Juliette’s Interiors sell has sent my head into a spin.
I was asked to choose a bed from their website in which I would like to eat my luxury breakfast.
It wasn’t that difficult…
For the first night of our marriage, Mr M and I spent the night in an amazing room with a four poster bed. When I saw the picture of this Italian Button Upholstered four poster bed it reminded me of that very special day and I knew that this was the bed for me.
I’m not sure what it is about four poster beds. Whether they remind me of books I read when I was young, or that they just ignite some delicious idea that I could hide in there and nobody would know, I don’t know. But I love them!
Of course, it would look utterly ridiculous in my tiny little bedroom in real life, but for the purposes of this exercise I am imagining I have an enormous, opulent bedroom!
Oh dear… I disappeared there. I really need to knuckle down and work harder because I really want this luxury life that I have been dreaming about!
Anyway, I digress slightly.
Thinking about what breakfast I would like in such a bed was quite tricky.
Some of you will know that I am currently back on a sugar-free, carb-free diet which doesn’t leave an awful lot for breakfast. I do love a fry up, but that’s not exactly luxurious. I also love a bowl of fruit with plain yoghurt but that didn’t seem to fit such extravagant beds.
As I was creating a dream, I thought I’d create a breakfast that in an ideal world I would eat. Mr M and the kids were delighted to have such a delicious breakfast while I chowed down on my stewed apple and yoghurt (dreaming of waffles).
There is something about waffles that to me says special, and these Belgian ones are no exception. Compared to my ‘usual’ waffle recipe, these take a little longer to make but the extra time means extra special.
They are light and crisp and are incredible served with crispy bacon, drizzled with maple syrup. A truly luxurious breakfast, befitting of anyone with a four poster bed and magnificent mattress!
I’m hoping that my breakfast idea will win me a luxury breakfast at a local restaurant or hotel.
On Friday it will be featured on the Juliette’s Interiors blog along with four other luxury breakfast ideas from other bloggers.
In order to win I need you to vote for my breakfast. You can cast your vote between 3rd and 12th November by clicking here. Not only is there a chance of getting me a prize but you could also bag yourself a breakfast in bed box. One person who shares, likes and comments on their post will be in for a chance of winning too.
I’ll leave you with one last look at these delicious babies before I tell you how to make them…
Gluten Free Belgian Waffles With Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup
- 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
- To serve:
- 12 rashers streaky bacon cooked until crispy
- Maple syrup
- Switch on your waffle machine
- Place the egg yolks in one bowl and the whites in another
- Add the milk, melted butter and vanilla to the egg yolks and beat until well combined
- Slowly add the flour to create a smooth batter, then add the sugar
- Beat the egg whites with an electric whisk until you have stiff peaks
- Gently fold the egg whites into the batter mixture
- Ladle the batter into your waffle maker and cook
- While the waffles are cooking, fry the bacon until crisp
- Once ready to serve, cut the bacon into pieces using scissors, scatter on top of the waffles and drizzle with maple syrup
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This was a commissioned post that I was paid to write. All writing and opinions are my own.