Sunday, October 23, 2011

Baked Eggs for Cheese Lovers

I don't often prepare special breakfast treats. But these baked eggs sure are a favorite in this family. This time even LittleGrouch ate some of it - I mean he liked to dip bits of toast into the egg yolk. As you can guess, it's a very filling breakfast with all the cheese. The "proper" way of baking these eggs is to fill a baking dish halfway with boiling water, place the eggs cups in the water, and then place it in the oven like that. I found that the simple way of just placing the little dishes in the oven works just as well.

Ingredients (for 1  250ml baking dish):
enough cheese slices to line the baking dish (cheese of your choice; gruyere, monterey jack, cheddar, gouda....)
1 large egg
1 tbsp cream
black pepper

Preheat oven to 400F.

Line baking dish with cheese slices.

Carefully crack egg onto cheese.

Top with cream, season with pepper and salt (consider the saltiness of the cheese you're using!).

Bake for 12-15 minutes if you like runny egg yolks, or 18-20 if you like the egg yolk well set.
Serve with toast.


  1. Wow, loads of cheese! That's just the way I like things :) This looks fabulous, a perfect meal for breakfast! Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day!

  2. These look delicious! I bet the extra cheese made them extra tasty!