Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Brunch-Baked Eggs for One

Sometimes on Sunday morning Norbert nearly has to be dragged out of bed.  Clearly he is hoping for a breakfast in bed delivery.

We have never tried breakfast in bed at Urban Hounds, but here is one recipe that might work if you were so inclined.  Its tasty and easy and serves one, but can easily be scaled up to serve many.

Baked Egg in Custard Cup

1 egg
1 tbsp heavy cream
Pinch of salt  (Nigella called for a 1/4 tsp per custard cup but that was WAY too salty for my taste and I LOVE salt).
1/4 tsp truffle oil
Minced Fresh Herbs, such as chives or parsley.
Soft butter for greasing custard cup

Preheat the oven to 375.   Put a kettle of water on to boil. Grease a little ramekin or custard cup with the soft butter.  Break in the egg and pour over the cream.  Next, sprinkle with the salt and drizzle with the oil.  Finish by sprinkling the herbs on top.  Place the custard cup in a baking pan and carefully pour the boiling water from the tea kettle into the baking pan so that it comes half way up the custard cup/ramekin.   Make sure not to get any water into the egg.   Bake for 12 minutes for a softly set egg and 15 minutes for a more firmly set egg.  This is good with toast.  (Of course if you want to make more eggs in cups just double or triple the ingredients and use more cups).

Next cuddle up with a friendly dog or cat and enjoy a lazy day.



  1. Have a wonderful lazy Sunday all.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Hey Urban Hounds, Jet here. Hi Miss Kate.

    Uh... Miss Kate? Two posts about food in one week? You are my new HERO! Mom gave JJ and I each a hard boiled egg yesterday, one of my all time faves.

    Personally, I think Norbert is holding out for waffles and ice cream!

  3. Who's the hot kitteh?

    Oh Norby! You look like a giant lazy pillow!

    Huggies and Cheese,

  4. Yes, that would get us all out of bed in a hurry!

    Wyatt and family

  5. That looks delicious! You can come over and cook for me anytime!

  6. That looks soooooo good :)

  7. wow, we wouldn't mind trying that thing
    Benny & Lily

  8. That's a great way to spend a Sunday!

  9. Ahhh, food in bed on a lazy Sunday. So close to my heart!

  10. There is 0% chance that I am wasting my good truffle oil on Breakfast in Bed for Kolchak. LOL, but I just might make him a plain egg. If he's good!

  11. Breakfast in bed sounds perfect. Now we just have to figure out a way to not even get up for potties. I'm in.