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Baked egg in a hole


Ciao lovely people, welcome back to my blog!

Now that the weekend is finally here, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite savoury quick brunch ideas for a lazy Sunday.

This is super easy as it is baked, so no need to perfection your flipping skills and the kitchen won't smell of fried eggs either.

It is a healthy recipe that includes a side of steamed vegetables and it would be nice with a cup of tea or a strong coffee. As you might know already, I am not a big fan of savoury breakfasts as I usually opt for something sweet, but this one is one of the few exceptions I make (along with cold pizza)!

I like to make a bigger try in order to have some spare slices for the next day or for a cheeky afternoon snack.

Eggs are the most common way to start the day in London and in many countries around the world and for a reason: they are low calories but super nutritious and filling, meaning no mid-morning lack of energy.

I chose a whole wheat loaf as it has a bit more fibres compared to plain white bread and I also prefer the texture but feel free to use whatever you fancy: multi seeds are also very nice.

It is also a sustainable way of using leftovers, especially if the bread is not super fresh and near to the expiry date.

Ingredients

4 slices of whole wheat bread

4 eggs

Olive oil

Cheddar cheese

Parmesan cheese

Parsley


For the side

Steamed broccoli, beets and stringless beans

Baby plum tomatoes


With the help of a glass or a cookie cutter, cut a circle from the centre of the bread. Bread circles can be cooked along with them.

Slightly oil an oven tray and arrange the bread slices on it. Oil the bread too to make them very crispy and then crack one egg into each hole.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper, the two grated cheeses and some thinly chopped parsley.

Pop them in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes in the middle section at 180. This is the average time required to achieve a gooey center for the egg but if you prefer them harder leave them for 5 more minutes.

In the meantime, steam the vegetables for 8 minutes, then drain the water and, if you like, season with extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Once the bread and the eggs are ready, serve them hot with the steamed vegetables and some baby plum tomatoes. Use the bread circles to dip into the eggs and enjoy!

Here you have it, easy peasy, quick and tasty!


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Have a lovely weekend!