How to coddle an egg in a ramekin or ceramic quiche or tartlet dish.
You don’t have to boil the life out of an egg – with this method you bring the egg to the boil in a saucepan using cold water, then leave it for the desired length of time to continue cooking off the heat until you get the egg you like. Here’s a timetable for all sizes of eggs to achieve a soft-boiled, medium-boiled or hard-boiled egg.
A middle-eastern favourite. Eat it for breakfast or a light lunch. Offer lots of flatbreads or pita bread to mop up the yolk and the sauce.
Soft curds of buttery scrambled eggs with spicy chorizo and a light grating of Spanish cheese. We couldn’t think of a more perfect breakfast.
A favourite from the American South. Serve them with baked or barbecued ribs, with an egg and a rasher at breakfast or on top of a baked potato for a vegetarian breakfast or lunch. Leftover beans can be served on toast with sour cream and a drizzle of maple syrup. They taste even better the next day.
Adapt this recipe any way you wish. For a savoury waffle omit the vanilla extract and maple syrup and add crumbled cooked bacon, grated cheese or fresh finely chopped or dried herbs to the batter. If you have a sweet tooth, add a little ground cardamom or a pinch of cinnamon to the recipe below.
From Jane Lovett’s cookbook The Get-Ahead Cook published by Apicius. This dish, Janes says, ‘is a little bit spicy, very comforting, all in one pan and an excellent way of using up leftover potatoes. Good for brunch, lunch or supper and perfect for the morning after the night before! All quantities are approximate, so use more or less according to who you’re feeding and what you have to hand’.
A glamorous way of making a crêpe gateaux from a stack of pancakes. Make the pancakes in advance and assemble…
Bursting with goodness and the good news is that it tastes delicious too, which is not something you can always say about a kale smoothie!
These are the smaller thick fluffy pancake you find in American diners. You can make them sweet or savoury: if you add sugar serve them with crispy bacon and maple syrup. If you make them savoury and omit the sugar, top them with wilted spinach and hollandaise sauce or smoked salmon, sour cream and dill.