A Breakfast Bap is a hearty breakfast sandwich made with eggs, cheese, UK bacon (rashers), drizzled with a little HP Sauce and grilled to perfection.
Are you on the quest for another tried and true “Substantial Breakfast”? Breakfast Bap is sure to keep those starving teenagers happy for hours. Another breakfast that our boys love is our Stove Top Parmesan Leek Frittata it is low carb and keeps them going strong all morning long.
What is in a traditional Breakfast Bap?
The Breakfast Bap (BB) is lovely breakfast creation from the United Kingdom (UK). A delicious breakfast bap is traditionally made with a bap (breadroll), rashers, eggs and HP sauce. It is an easy no fuss quick meal that you can eat on the go or thoroughly enjoy as a proper English breakfast with a side of roasted tomatoes, baked beans and English tea on the side.
What is an English Breakfast Bap?
A Bap is large soft bread roll. The dough of the bap may contain fats such as lard or butter to provide tenderness to dough. Baps can come in multiple shapes dependent on region. Baps as traditionally made in Scotland are not sweet.
What are crispy rashers?
Crispy rasher is the UK version of bacon. To us it seems cross between Canadian ham and bacon. You can use either Canadian Bacon or regular bacon as a substitute in this recipe.
I remember the first time I enjoyed a breakfast bap. We were attending a wedding of one of our dear friends in Cambridge. We just came back from punting off the river Cam and we were hungry so we stopped off at this little casual pub/restaurant across the street and I tried my first Breakfast Bap. After my first bite, I was hooked. Thick and crispy rashers, crunchy and chewy bap rolls, perfectly cooked eggs and of course the first time I ever had zippy and tangy HP sauce. Wow! This sauce is the perfect match for this breakfast dish.
What is HP Sauce?
HP Sauce stands for House of Parliment Sauce and it is slightly sweet, savory and reminds us a bit of the Japanese Red Bulldog sauce for topping for Tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet)
Here in Hong Kong if you get a craving for a proper English Breakfast then the “Flying Pan” a little Western breakfast restaurant just off the escalators is sure to please. The Flying Pan is located at G/F, 9 Old Bailey Street, SOHO, Central, Hong Kong. http://www.the-flying-pan.com/
As a tribute to all of my lovely UK friends, this Breakfast Bap is for you.
More Breakfast and Brunch Ideas
- 8 slices bread
hearty white or bap bread
- cooking spray
- 4 whole eggs
- 4 slices rashers (UK bacon)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 4 slices cheese
Colby Jack or cheese of choice
- 4 tbsp HP Sauce
- Preheat pan and cook rashers over medium heat until crispy. You can substitute regular bacon or Canadian Bacon for the rashers
- Place a small amount of cooking spray/oil to non-stick pan and on medium heat cook egg. Add whole egg directly on to pan and let set. If you like your eggs over easy with a soft center, then after 2 minutes turn over gently without breaking the yolk and then cook for 1 more minute. If you like your eggs cooked well done, like my teenagers, then break the yolk before flipping the egg and then cook another 1-2 minutes.
- If wish to add cheese, then place a slice on the egg before removing from pan.
- In the mean time while cooking your eggs, heat up a grill pan and add your "buttered" baps or thick crusty white bread until it has nice grill marks. (if you do not have a grill pan, you can use a toaster or even the oven to toast and warm the bread)
- Assemble the breakfast bap. Place one piece of toast on a plate and top with the cooked egg (with or without cheese), 2 pieces of crispy rashers and a nice layer of HP sauce and top with one more piece of toasted bread.
- Serve with a side of grilled tomatoes and baked beans. As the cook, make sure to get your serving set aside in a safe place because these little Breakfast Baps wonders won't last long. This is what happened to my breakfast bap when it was left unattended. Enjoy!