4 May 2012

Egg Cupcake

'It's About Time' by SWV

I couldn't agree more with this album title at this very minute, the sisters with voices start their tour in the U.S end of May. This and other news is making me ready to pack my bags and jet off for a while. London is home for now, but soon I have a tingling feeling that could all change. 

Enough travel chat and check out these extraordinary eggs.

What a genius idea! Cracking eggs in a silicone cupcake case and letting them bake for  20 minutes, or until they are done to your liking. Inspiration for this cute idea came from my cupcake tin. The 12 hole beauty was just sitting on my dining table and this morning I fancied a poached egg on toast but decided to put the oven on instead and try something different. Obviously using two holes out of a 12 hole tin could be seen as uneconomical, but if you have a group of guests staying round this is perfect for breakfast, and while they are baking it leaves you with other things to do, like frying sausages, getting beans heated or grilling mushrooms.

I wish I could publish a book just about eggs and all the fun things you can do to manipulate these balls of protein. I cannot and will not not brag about how good they are for you, then this post will read like a 100 page book! But all you need to know for now is: think of an egg as the easiest and cheapest form of brain food out there.

Give these a go over the weekend and let me know how they went. Silicone cupcake cases were perfect for baking these eggs, I tried one egg in a paper case but that didn't produce an egg like the one in the photo.

Not much of a recipe here because you just need fresh eggs! So let me go straight into the method:

: Preheat oven to 200°c
Just like if I was going to fry an egg, I dipped my finger in a bit of olive oil and spread it in the case. Use a brush if you prefer, you don't need a lot, just enough to make the case have a shine.
: Using fresh medium eggs, crack each one in a case.

: Place tray in the oven for 15-20 minutes. If you like them slightly soft at the top, bake for 15 minutes.


Serve with toast, cracked black pepper on the egg. No need for salt as the olive oil is the substitute here.


 ê Favourite Song:

  'Right Here (human nature radio mix)' by SWV