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It’s the weekend! Time to forget about wiping yoghurt off of your office keyboard and concentrate on what matters most in life: eggs.

I love taking the time to make a proper breakfast / brunch. It feels especially indulgent in a year full of busy weekends, although this is made mostly with leftovers and is totally customisable. So although the results are impressive and delicious, it won’t break the bank and won’t leave you feeling like you need a post-pig-out food-nap. Taking the time to not rush over my photos seems to have worked out pretty nicely, too. I think…

Tomato and spinach baked eggs

baked eggs with tomatoes and spinach easy baked eggs recipe

Add fresh thyme and basil for some extra flavour

Thick tomato sauce* (3 tablespoons per serving)
Handful of roughly chopped fresh young spinach leaves (approx 1 tablespoon per serving)
2 eggs per person
Tablespoon of milk or cream
Knob of butter
Salt and pepper
Shaved Parmesan

Toast to serve, if desired

* I used some leftover basic tomato sauce from having made pizza earlier in the week. I swear by Jamie Oliver’s basic sauce from his first ever book and it has never steered me wrong.

1- Heat the oven to 150deg (c).
2- Grease ramekins (1 per person) with butter, and fill the bottom with tomato sauce.

butter curl breakfast recipe baked eggs

Nothing beats my grandma’s butter-curler. Just look at that..

3- Add the spinach and crack 2 eggs in to each ramekin (if there is space for 2).
3- Pour milk or cream over the eggs – this should help them stay runny and avoid over-cooked rubbery whites.

4- Add a knob of butter to the top of each yolk. It’s tricky to balance it there but worth it if you want runny yolks. Add parmesan and season with salt and pepper.
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easy baked eggs recipe

5- Bake on a tray for 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dishes – check them after 10 minutes and continue cooking based on how runny the white looks.

baked eggs recipe coddled eggs tomato spinach6- when almost done, finish the eggs off under a hot grill just for a minute or so. The whites will bubble and the butter will sizzle and crisp the edges up – delicious. easy breakfast brunch recipe

This is a good time to make your toast if having – I recommend that you do because popping that yolk and smearing on the eggy, tomatoey spinachy mixture is a thing of pure weekendy joy.

baked eggs brunch recipe