Friday, March 1, 2013

Recipe: Bacon and Egg Breakfast Cups

I was searching breakfast ideas on the internet, when I stumbled upon these cute breakfast cups, which are made out of your typical breakfast - slices of bread, savoury ham and cheese, not forgetting eggs. What's breakfast without eggs? These adorable breakfast cups is set to make the most important meal of the day into a fun affair.


Difficulty: Easy

Makes 6 Breakfast cups

Ingredients

6 slices Wholemeal bread
6 eggs
2 slices cheddar cheese, cut into rectangles
3 slices bacon/breakfast ham (or any to your liking), cut into rectangles

Oil/Butter for greasing
Pepper and salt, for seasoning
Parsley, chopped for garnishing

Steps

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

2. Grease a 6-hole muffin tray with oil/butter.

3. Cut away the edges of the bread. Using a rolling pin, flatten the bread evenly. 
4. Then, press it down into the muffin hole, forming a "cup" shape. Grease the insides of the bread-cup.

5. Bake for approximately, until edges began to brown. The shape should hold when it's taken out.

6. Line the cup with slices of bacon/ham and cheese.
7. Crack an egg in each of the cups. Be careful not to destroy the egg yolk. Season with pepper and salt.
8. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, until eggs become visibly hardened (yet still in a runny form). Let the cups sit rest in the oven for another 5 minutes, the heat that is retained will continue to cook the egg slowly.
9. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Tips
1. I baked the bread edges (from Step 3) as well. They turned out to be delectable crispy and tasted real good when dipped into the runny yolks.