End of the World breakfast

Fat fluffy Pancakes and crispy Bacon,
with Rosemary syrup
You know those questions that inevitably get asked at run of the mill interviews: "so.... If you were deserted on an island what item would you have in your pocket/ can't live without/sell your grandmother for?"
Normally the answers range from the inane to the insane: "my leatherman/pet llama/Arabian flamethrower/ blah de blah blah." You know how it goes.

Do people ever stop to think. What the hell would I actually do if deserted on an island?
I would be less than glamorous and probably react in this way:

1) Watch ship/plane/airballoon burn or sink.
2) Run around like a chicken with no head crying for hours.
3) Lie in a pit, (made from running around like a nutter) exhausted, sunburnt and dehydrated.
4) Fall into fitfull sleep and either : freeze during the night, get bitten to death or sleep in stops and starts as haunted by weird noises.
5) Awake the next day, puffy eyed and panicked, while looking around at this new place called home.

So all those people who say they would pull out the tweezers and start hacking away at a palm tree, and then in 2 hours have a make shift shelter with all inclusive outside shower and free hanging spiders,
well I don't believe you...
Stop watching survivor, its scrambling your brain.
No man can ever get any work done when there are chicks prancing around in bikinis...

They should make reality survivor, you know the one when the silly guy in the group licks a foreign tree and his face swells up, or the genius who makes a fish javelin then spears himself in the foot.
Not pretty. but yes, pretty

Anyway, so what is your answer to that question? Mine would be uh, an icecream machine. I mean it gets hot on those little islands...

Or better yet, the ill fated question of "What would your last meal on earth be?"

What kind of question is that?
How could you possibly make me choose?
Only one meal?
Can it be like a 20 course meal?

Apparently the world was meant to end on Friday the 20th if May (or was it Saturday the 21st?)
Well, I am writing this on Saturday, and I'm still here.

So I'm celebrating with my favourite breakfast:

Fat fluffy pancakes with crispy bacon and syrup.

Generally the syrup used should be maple syrup, which is hang-of-a expensive, and surprisingly not that sweet.
But I gave it a little twist here.
I used stock standard illovo syrup (no time to rush of to the store now, World might end any minute) and infused it with rosemary.
For those who think the idea of bacon with syrup is just plain awful, well you should give it a try. The balance of salty to sweet, is really delicious, I will have you hooked. I really don't know why they haven't written songs about it. "Mmmm BACON ♪"

Fat fluffy Pancakes with crispy Bacon and Rosemary syrup

Serves 4
200 g shoulder bacon or bacon rashers

for the pancakes:
3 large eggs, separated
140 ml milk
140 g cake flour
2 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
To fry:
1 Tbsp sunflower oil or butter

for the rosemary syrup:
8 Tbsp (120 ml) golden syrup
1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh rosemary, finely chopped
8 Tbsp (40 ml) boiling water

Start with the bacon first:
Heat a large non stick frying pan, and place the bacon strips in when the pan is hot enough for them to sizzle.
Fry until cooked.
I like my bacon crispy, which takes a good 10 minutes of frying.

For the syrup:
Pour the syrup into a small pot on the stove.
Mix the finely chopped rosemary with the boiling hot water, and add this to the pot.
Bring this mixture to the boil, stirring well, and reduce the heat.
This can be left on a cool to warm stove plate until you use it.

For the pancakes:
Separate the eggs.
Whisk the eggs whites in a separate bowl until firm peaks form.
Add the milk and egg yolks to the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder, and gently mix together.
Gently fold (using a figure of eight motion) the egg whites into the batter.

Heat a frying pan with oil or butter.
Using a large spoon (25 ml), spoon 3 circular rounds into the pan
(the best size is about 7 to 8 cm pancakes).
Alternatively you can spoon the batter into 3 circular rings measuring 7 to 8 cm, which have been placed in the frying pan.
When the pancakes start to turn light to dark golden brown on the bottom of the pancake (watch the rim) , a good 2 to 3 minutes, flip them over and cook the other side.

Repeat with the remaining batter. This makes 3 pancakes per person.

Stack the pancakes with the bacon in between, and serve with the warm syrup.

Do share these, I mean, it is the end of the world, and there really is no time to be selfish (Oooh but that one is mine, put it down.)


  1. OMG Laura looks amazing! Im going to make this next weekend :-)

  2. Love the pictures and your idea of a last breakfast is not too far away from mine, I would have worked in a fried egg in there somewhere!

  3. Friggen hell! This is most kief indeed! Can the world end every day please??

  4. Lol, @Nina, we seem to have very similar ideas! You always get there first tho, lol. Mmmm I'll go check your out then.

  5. @Fritz, why hello, fancy meeting you here. I realised there was no Maple Bacon for me sown the line, so made do.