Tired from a hard morning of slapping the crowned prince, he enters Winterfell and orders himself up a nice hearty breakfast.
"Bread! And two of those little fishes. And a mug of dark beer to wash it down. And bacon, burn it until it turns black."
I see nothing in this plan I don't like. Largely because It gives me an excuse to a. drink beer with breakfast and b. bacon.
For the bread, pumpernickel seemed most fitting. Dark, hearty, delicious. I will eventually post some more thorough thoughts on breads and starters and, gods willing, may even be venturing into the realm of beer mash leavening, but for now,I cheated and made a nice dark loaf with dry quick rise yeast. Sacrilege, I know.
I used rye flour and added 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of molasses for color and it was wonderful.
For the bacon, I used our local butcher and got some delightfully thick slices. I'm not a huge fan of burnt bacon, as I like the taste of bacon, not char, but I do like the crispiness, so I roll my bacon in a little bit of flour before frying. It soaks in the juices nicely.
Finally, for the dark beer, I went with Harvestoun Old Engine Oil black ale. It's thick but not too heavy, and has a nice, mildly sweet creamy taste. And finally, a nice wedge of hard cheese. This one was an aged sheep's milk.
All in all, a breakfast fit for an imp!