Don’t put all your eggs in one basket …
January 18, 2011 in Uncategorized
This last weekend we spent Saturday with my cousin (Tash), her hubby (Bruce) and their beautiful baby boy (Zach). Monkey girl L.O.V.E.S “baby Zach” – she is particularly fond of stealing his toys as well. But still,we had a great day.
The previous weekend was Tash’s birthday … so I decided that I’d bake a belated cake that we could have for tea. Of course my poor planning skills won over my good intentions, and so of course I woke up on saturday morning in a mild panic. But never fear – the easy Yoghurt Cake recipe can easily be adapted. And so I waved my magic wand (or in this case my trusty lemon zester) and turned it into a beautiful pale yellow lemon cake. This really is a great version … just add the zest of one lemon and the juice of half.
(Original blog and recipe here: http://blogs.food24.com/SimoneB/its-a-piece-of-cake)
On Sunday morning I was in the mood for a little experimentation … and I’m pleased with the results. I’m going to call this “Egg in a basket” … and I’m already thinking of all sorts of lovely adaptations. (Like a layer of proscuitto or parma ham or some grated cheese!)
Basically, you want to make a little bread basket for your egg to bake in. Now, I used a standard silicon muffin tray to make these, but I think you could also try using a ramekin. The ramekin would be a bit roomier, which would allow you to add some other ingredients. The one thing that I found with the muffin tray was that it was a tight squeeze!
You will need:
Muffin tray or ramekin
Slice of bread
Cut your bread into a circle. I used a large round cookie-cutter that was big enough to get the largest circle possible from my slice of bread. You could just roughly free-cut a circle if you don’t have a cookie-cutter.
Flatten your circle and butter both sides.
Probably best to grease the muffin tray/ramekin with a bit of butter first and then fit the bread circle snuggly into the muffin tray/ramekin so that it forms a little basket.
Crack your egg into the bread basket.
Bake at 180 for 10/15 mins.
Season with salt and pepper.
I think this would be great for a breakfast/brunch if you’re serving a few people as it would be easy to prepare your bread circles before hand.
Anyway, there you have it … hope you have a lovely week ahead.
x Sim x