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11 photos that explain the glory of the breakfast roll to the rest of the world

You’re missing out.

1. The humble breakfast roll – often described in ‘jumbo’ terminology – is a basic but absolutely delicious creation

2. For the rest of the world that have never really experienced its unique pleasures, allow us to explain its glory

3. Its key ingredients of sausage, bacon, white/black pudding – with optional egg, hash browns, mushrooms, tomatoes and your choice of sauce

4. It’s truly the ultimate breakfast/lunch feast

5. It’s been scientifically proven* to be the greatest hangover cure too

*obviously not, but still.

6. Other places around the globe might have all the separate ingredients, sure, but they’ve never perfected them to the level where they would make up a quality breakfast roll

7. It’s the food creation that’s inspired number one singles here

8. And actual cakes have been made in its honour

Source: Shane McAuliffe

9. Some pubs have tried to fancy them up a bit

10. But at its core it’s the simplest of creations – a pure mountain of breakfast grub in a crusty roll

Which is usually why they’re hardly a daily treat.

11. Absolutely glorious


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David Elkin

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