Ultimate brunch bagel

Jazz up rashers of crispy streaky bacon with a sweet and spicy mix of chipotle, paprika and maple syrup and serve with a zingy tomato guacamole and perfectly cooked eggs.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Preparation

  • 1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C and line a baking tray with foil. If the bagel holes are small, cut away some of the centre.
  • 2. Mash the avocado with the lime juice and a little salt. Stir in the tomatoes and set aside.
  • 3. Mix the chipotle paste and maple syrup. Put the bacon on the lined tray and brush one side with half the chilli-maple paste. Bake for 8-10 mins, until just crisp, then turn over and brush with the remaining paste. Bake for a further 5-7 mins.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof frying pan set over a high heat, toast the cut sides of the 4 bagel bases for 1-2 mins, until golden. Remove and spread with the guacamole.
  • 5. Preheat the grill to high. Heat the oil in the frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the bagel tops, cut-side down. Break an egg into each hole and cook for 10-12 mins, then put the pan under the grill, until the tops are cooked to your liking*. Put 3 bacon rashers on each base, then sandwich with the eggy bagel top; season.

Preparation

  • 1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C and line a baking tray with foil. If the bagel holes are small, cut away some of the centre.
  • 2. Mash the avocado with the lime juice and a little salt. Stir in the tomatoes and set aside.
  • 3. Mix the chipotle paste and maple syrup. Put the bacon on the lined tray and brush one side with half the chilli-maple paste. Bake for 8-10 mins, until just crisp, then turn over and brush with the remaining paste. Bake for a further 5-7 mins.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof frying pan set over a high heat, toast the cut sides of the 4 bagel bases for 1-2 mins, until golden. Remove and spread with the guacamole.
  • 5. Preheat the grill to high. Heat the oil in the frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the bagel tops, cut-side down. Break an egg into each hole and cook for 10-12 mins, then put the pan under the grill, until the tops are cooked to your liking*. Put 3 bacon rashers on each base, then sandwich with the eggy bagel top; season.