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Eating Out In Edinburgh: Brunch at Red Squirrel

Independent Food, Edinburgh

Checking out of your hotel? You’ve gotten up early because you have to pack? It’s late morning and all that rushing around made you starving? Your first destination has got to be brunch! We stayed in an Airbnb while we were in Edinburgh, but even when we stay in hotels we don’t pay for bed and breakfast. There are so many amazing places in the city to get a great, independent breakfast so why waste it on mass produced (chain-)hotel food? In my book, you should never waste a meal.

Red Squirrel Edinburgh

Good Coffee in Edinburgh

As soon as we sat our little bodies down the waitress popped over and asked if we’d like any tea or coffees. She brought over proper good mug-fulls of strong coffee with a bourbon (or custard cream for the teas) and the sugar jar was a wonderful ex-treacle tin. I’ve got to try that one myself at home!

There was a good variety of breakfast options depending on your tastes. So many places just offer you the Full English, so I was delighted by their twist on French Toast with cheese and spicy beans.

Red Squirrel, Edinburgh Review

Best Breakfast in Edinburgh

I heard a Red Squirrel burger is also a great choice for eating out in Edinburgh so we’ll definitely have to go back and try those fellas (if you can prise me away from the spicy edamame beans) and it looks like they have a great selection of ales and craft beers, but we were much too sore from the weekend to try those. Very un-brunch-like.

Supplied with the bill was a tray of retro sweets… well, you’ve got me sold!

Eating Out In Edinburgh

Loves x xx

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Recipe: Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Today I’m sharing Boyfriend’s amazing grilled cheese recipe!!

Here in the UK we don’t really have grilled cheese. I guess cheese on toast or a cheese toastie would be our closest alternative, but trust me, they are no where near in the same league! We had grilled cheese sandwiches when we visited New York a few years ago and they are one of the only things we loved that we’ve managed to recreate at home!

Ingredients
Crusty sliced bread or Farmhouse style loaf
Butter
Cheese (we used Double Gloucester)
Bacon (smoked)
Avocado

 Equipment
Griddle pan
Grill pan (optional)
Cheese grater (optional)
Spatula
Knife

Steps

– Cook your bacon. You can either grill it or cook it in the griddle pan. We like ours crispy for this recipe.

– Grate your cheese. You can slice it instead, but grated cheese melts quicker.

– Butter the outside of your bread.

– Pile your ingredients onto one piece of bread; bacon, cheese and then avocado.

– Place into the griddle pan on a medium heat and top with another slice of bread.

– After a few minutes, being sure not to burn the bread, carefully flip over your sandwich.

– When both sides are grilled to your taste and the cheese is melted, serve immediately with a nice mug of Yorkshire Tea.

 

A perfect, easy yet impressive looking snack to cook when entertaining a group of people for breakfast or lunch!

Loves x xx

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