Breakfast Bap Recipe

The brekkie bun

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out our next level breakfast buns from food writer John Gregory-Smith with streaky bacon, crispy fried eggs and salty baked kale. Make this easy brunch recipe for a super indulgent weekend treat


John Gregory-Smith says: “Sophisticated cafés in Sydney have something in common – they all serve a killer breakfast bun, perfect for blasting a hangover away. I loved how well they were put together, with incredible flavours and textures.”



  • kale leaves 100g, woody stalks removed
  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • streaky bacon 8 rashers
  • butter 40g
  • eggs 4
  • brioche buns 4
  • mozzarella 125g ball
  • sriracha 2 tbsp
  • mayonnaise 6 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Tip the kale onto a baking tray, drizzle over the oil and season well. Toss together and bake for 10-12 minutes (turning halfway) or until crisp and golden. Remove from the oven, scatter over the paprika and mix well.

  • Step 2

    Turn the grill to high. Put the bacon onto a rack and grill for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden and crisp.

  • Step 3

    Heat the butter in a large non-stick frying pan and crack in the eggs. Season and cook for 4-5 minutes or until just set.

  • Step 4

    While the eggs are cooking, cut the buns in half and grill for 1 minute until toasted. Tear the mozzarella and divide between the bottom halves of the buns. Put onto the grill rack and cook for 1 minute until melted, then transfer to serving plates.

  • Step 5

    Mix the sriracha with the mayonnaise. Spread the sauce on the underside of the bun lids. Drizzle the remainder over the mozzarella-covered buns and top with the bacon. Add the egg and finally the kale. Top with the other bun halves and serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 1000
  • Fat 79.7g
  • Saturates 21g
  • Carbs 36.5g
  • Sugars 8.7g
  • Fibre 3.2g
  • Protein 32.6g
  • Salt 3.4g