Tuesday, March 16, 2010

For the Love of Food

A Short Finals Study Break:

 "When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast? said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.

Soft Boiled Eggs

Eggs (they work best if they are NOT fresh)
Bread for dipping

The eggs should be left out until they are at room temperature. (Leave them out for at least 30 minutes beforehand.)
Fill the pan with enough water to cover the eggs, plus a little more. Add a teaspoon of salt. Bring the water to a boil without the eggs.
Once the water is boiling, carefully lower the eggs into the pan using a spoon. When the water reaches boiling point again, reduce the head to the lowest setting so that it is simmering.
If you are using large eggs, cook the eggs for approximately 4 minutes for a runny yolk and 6 minutes for a medium yolk.
If you are using medium eggs, reduce these times by one minute.
Remove the eggs from the water and run them under cold running water to stop the eggs from cooking.
Place the eggs in the eggcup with the smaller end at the bottom. Crack the shell and peel away the top. Dig in with a teaspoon (adding salt if desired).

My dad and I love soft boiled eggs. He introduced them to me when I was young and they remain, to this day, one of my favorite breakfast foods. Sometimes, the simple pleasures are the best. I can't think of a better way to start off my morning.


  1. Hurry back home, we have some eggs to boil!

  2. You never cease to amaze - these are one of my childhood memories too! Simple and wonderful.

  3. Brittany! I love slightly cooked eggs, so this is wonderful! I would always crack them and do sunnyside up but your simple trick will be sure to surprise and impress my morning guest ;) You're great! I'll be sure to mention Brittany, where credit is due :)