Cunningham's book should be called The-Not-Just-For-Breakfast-Book because the recipes range from cereals, eggs, muffins, etc. to yeast breads, cookies, pies, cakes and puddings, on to meat, fish, and jellies and relishes. The book is a must for any cook, and it makes a fabulous gift to be treasured by food loving family and friends. I have used more recipes from The Breakfast Book than any other cookbook in my collection.
I love the introductions to the recipes; they make you want to head to the kitchen. And some will put a smile on your face - does anyone make knothole eggs as a treat for their children anymore? More's the pity.
Over the years I've tried every variation of the Great Coffee Cake recipe, the version with five teaspoons of vanilla extract being the frontrunner. It's a must for family brunch gatherings. My go-to recipes for plain and raised waffles, fresh ginger cake and soft gingerbread, several different pancakes & numerous condiments all come from this book. I'd be lost without it.