I came up with this idea for those of us who love an occasional treat of a Full English breakfast, but who just can’t face all the cooking and frying on a Sunday morning, not to mention all the washing up afterwards!
Just prepare and cook this terrine on a Saturday afternoon, leave to cool and slice up ready for the morning. Leftovers can be frozen and simply need defrosting before reheating on a griddle when you want a good breakfast.
All you need with this are some grilled tomatoes, maybe a fried or scrambled egg and a piece of toast.
I used :
1 ½ x 450g packs of Cumberland sausages
250g whole black sausage (cut to fit your tin)
10 medium thickness rashers of bacon
Firstly line your loaf tin with the rashers (slices) of bacon, overlapping one another and overhanging the sides of the loaf tin.
Skin the sausages and place in a basin, season to taste with a little salt and black pepper (and some fresh sage if you have some to hand), and then mix to form a large ball of sausage meat.
Take half of the sausage meat and layer in the bottom of the loaf tin, on top of the bacon. Cut the black pudding to fit your loaf tin and place that on top of the bottom layer of sausage meat. Take the remainder of the sausage meat and form it around, and on top of the black pudding, encasing it completely.
Bake at 190oC / 375oF / gas mark 5 for 45 minutes. Turn out of the loaf tin and place on an oven proof plate or tray and pop back into the oven to brown the sides and (now) top of the terrine.
You can eat it straight away, or you can leave to cool and slice up, reheating in a griddle pan, under the grill or in the oven when you are ready.