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Egg in a basket (egg in toast)

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Adapted and modified: Annabel Karmel Family Cookbook (Spring edition)

Serving: 1

1 thick slice of bread (white or wholemeal)
A generous knob of butter
1 egg (50g)
A little salt and pepper
Some cooking oil to heat up a pan
Love, care and patient (secret ingredients!!)

  1. Cut a hole in the centre of the bread using a heart-shaped cookie cutter about 7cm wide at its widest point. (note 1)
  2. Spread butter on both sides of the bread including the cut out portion.
  3. Heat up a little bit of oil in a small frying pan.
  4. Under medium low heat, saut茅 the bread (together with the cut out portion) on one side until golden brown.
  5. Turn the bread over, remove the cut out portion and melt some butter into the heart-shaped cut-out. Break the egg into it and season lightly. (note 2 and 3)
  6. Cook, covered, for about 2-3 minutes with low fire until the egg is cooked to your liking. (note 4 )
  7. Use a spatula to transfer the bread to a serving plate. Bon appetit!


  1. Besides cookie cutter, you can use a knife or glass to cut a hole.
  2. If you want a nice looking cooked egg, separate the egg white and yolk. Pour the egg white, then follow by yolk.
  3. Use a spoon to push the egg yolk to the center point if necessary.
  4. You can open the lid once or twice to check whether the egg is cooked to your liking.
  5. Use low heat to cook the egg so that it will set nicely and the bread will not be burnt before the egg is fully cooked.


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  1. Just pinned!!! I love this idea. Absolutely cute!

  2. Utterly gorgeous LK! Your styling is just beautiful. This post made me want to cook and blog again =)

  3. Priya says:

    So cute and inviting.

  4. NKOTB says:

    Hahaha… Good one!

  5. karmel-itka says:

    this is ideal breakfast on Valentine’s Day!
    mm… very, very apetite!!
    and pretty photos. yes, they’re nice.

  6. Joanne says:

    Haha aww very cute! Both the toast and the letter!

  7. Alice says:

    hahaha…. this is such a cute and lovely letter! I bet he will definitely get the message! BTW, your egg in toast is simple perfect! 馃榾

  8. paige says:

    So cute! Cant wait to make this for my boyfriend this valentines day!

  9. Soooo cute ! 馃檪

  10. One word: Cute Cute Cute!

  11. noobcook says:

    hehehe, very funny and cute =)

  12. This is very very cute!!! So simple yet so pretty and edible too!

  13. Emily says:

    Fantastically Nice…very tempted to try

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  16. Bimmer says:

    I stumbled upon your site and you have very beautiful pictures! Great site!
    And I will be trying this egg in a basket real soon! 馃檪

  17. texrican;) says:

    just came accross your idea while trying to figure out something fun to make for the kids for Valentine’s day dinner (something not loaded with sugar!!!!). They LOVE breakfast for dinner. Definitely trying it tonight

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    Its inviting. A must evening snack for my 8 year old…Thank You.

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