For the crispy roasted bacon pecan:
100g light muscovado sugar
150g chopped pecan nut
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
250g streaky bacon rashers
- Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a baking tray with baking or silicone paper. Keep aside.
- Mix the sugar and pecans in a food processor and bliss until the pecans are finely ground. Add the salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper and pulse to combine. Add the maple syrup and pulse again to moisten the mixture.
- Place the pieces of bacon on the prepared baking tray. With a spoon, evenly spread the pecan mixture on top of each piece of bacon, using all of the mixture. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the topping is caramelised. Transfer to a plate cover with kitchen paper to soak up the excess of fat.
- These can be made in advance and kept at room temperature in an air tight container.
For The Waffles:
300g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 medium happy eggs
100ml vegetable oil
200g pumpkin puree (from a tin or jar)
- Preheat and grease a waffle iron.
- Whisk together the plain flour, baking powder, salt and eggs in a bowl.
- Warm the milk in a saucepan to body temperature. Pour the milk into the flour mixture and whisk until the waffle batter is smooth. Stir in the vegetable oil and pumpkin puree.
- Ladle a small amount of the mixture into the waffle iron, and cook until the waffle stops steaming and start to get a golden colour about 3 to 4 minutes. Keep them aside warm.
- Fry two eggs in a little bit of butter and season well.
To build your plate:
Place 2 warm waffles on a hot plate, top with your fried eggs and pecan bacon - finish with some chopped chives and flat parsley.
Credit: This delicious recipe was created by celebrity chef, Eric Lanlard, made using happy eggs. The happy egg co. are committed to providing the highest possible standard of welfare for their hens, with the belief that tastier eggs are laid by happier hens. For more mouth-watering recipes, visit www.thehappyegg.co.uk