Bank Holiday Breakfast Bake & The Taste of Success

Well I am really excited to be once again taking part in RTÉ Ones ‘The Taste of Success’….and you can read all about here taken from the RTE website with all the information you need.

‘The Taste of Success is back and we are now looking for YOUR amazing food product ideas. Are you an amateur chef with a twist on a classic? Are you a professional chef with a signature dish? Are you a baker with the best buns? – Is your idea worth €100,000? If so, and you fancy seeing YOUR product on supermarket shelves nationwide – we want you!

RTÉ One is searching the country for the next winner of ‘The Taste of Success’. This person will walk away with a guaranteed contract with Lidl Ireland which will see their product on shelves in 140 supermarkets nationwide.

This competition is open to anyone who has a wonderful food product. So it might be your granny’s delicious bread recipe, a tasty new jam or sauce combination you’ve concocted or your special occasion desert. You might have dreamed up an innovative new health food product or it could even be your own home brew! Have a look around your Lidl store and find out if you’ve got what it takes to discover what they’re looking for. The most important thing is that entrants must submit their own unique product.

Closing date is Thursday 7th MAY 2015 @ 5pm.

So if you have an idea for the next great food product that you know Lidl shoppers then it’s not too late to apply.’

Hope you are all set for the Bank Holiday weekend and you have a super time with friends and family, and nothing is better on a Bank Holiday than a beautiful breakfast bake so here is a recipe for one of mine from Ballyknocken Cookery School 



If you aren’t making this for brunch, it also works really well for match food or late night suppers and it’s much easier than making the usual fry-up. Choose good-quality sausages from your local butcher. It’s the easy way out, a one-pot breakfast that saves on the washing up, a definite crowd pleaser and it’s delicious – can it get any better?
Serves 4

rapeseed oil

2 medium potatoes, sliced into wedges

8 good-quality breakfast sausages

10–12 cherry tomatoes

8 large mushrooms, wiped clean

salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 eggs

chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

toast, to serve

1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Brush an ovenproof shallow casserole or roasting skillet with oil.

2 Place the potato wedges into the casserole dish or skillet and roast in the oven for about 12 minutes.

3 Add the sausages and cook for a further 10 minutes, turning them over once or twice during the cooking time.

4 Add the cherry tomatoes and mushrooms to the casserole dish or skillet. Drizzle a little more oil over the vegetables and season. Cook until the potato wedges are crispy and the tomatoes are roasted.

5 Make 4 gaps in between the vegetables and carefully break an egg into each. Season lightly with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Return to the oven and cook for a further 5–6 minutes, until the eggs are set. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately with toast.

Padraig McCarty from Co Limerick was the 2014 Taste of Success winner click here to hear his story…


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