Take a box of eggs…

and you can make thousands of different things, from breakfast, to lunch, even dinner…dessert or maybe a cake for afternoon tea.

I love eggs and several times a week make eggs for breakfast for the children before they go to school. Knowing that they have eaten eggs makes me feel reassured that they have gone to school with a healthy, slow releasing energy breakfast inside of them.

I was sent a copy of ‘Take a box of eggs’ to review in celebration of British Egg Week and also have a copy to give away. The book normally costs £9.99 but until the end of October can be bought for Just £7.49.

There are thirty basic recipes including recipes for eggs Benedict, pancakes and mayonnaise and even instructions on how to make a humble boiled egg. There are also six categories for toasts and snacks, vegetarian, fish, meat, bakes and desserts. Each recipe has a QR code so that it can be easily scanned with a smartphone to add to your shopping list, I love this feature as it saves having to frantically write down an ingredients list as I rush out of the door. The book is spiral bound which makes it stay open with ease when following a recipe, and each recipe has a picture which for me is an essential must have.

I have tried out two recipes so far :

Cherry Cake, and Bread and Cheese Bake. Both recipes were easy to follow and very tasty. The bread and cheese bake makes a great lunch dish or even dinner, it was very filling although next time I will use less cheese. I thought I would share this recipe with you.

Bread and Cheese Bake for two

  • 4 slices of wholemeal bread, multigrain or pumpkin seeds
  • 40g soft butter
  • 110g mature cheddar cheese
  • 4 spring onions, sliced finely
  • 1/4 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • Cayenne pepper or paprika
  1. Pre heat the oven to 190•C /Gas mark 5
  2. Spread the bread with the butter and cut each slice in two lengthways
  3. Butter two 500ml shallow baking dishes.
  4. Arrange the bread in the dishes and then sprinkle with the cheese, onions and herbs
  5. Whisk the eggs and milk together and then pour over the bread. Leave to stand for 30 minutes
  6. Bake the dishes for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and set. Sift with cayenne pepper or paprika and serve

The Cherry Cake didn’t last long…

There are lots more recipes I want to try out….for instance the vegetarian Glamorgan sausages, Leek and Bacon quiche and Cranberry bread pudding and I am very impressed with this recipe book.

If you would like to receive your own copy please let me know in the comments section your favourite way to eat eggs or favourite recipe using eggs.

The competition is open to UK residents only and will close at midnight Sunday 4th November 2012. Please make sure you leave a way of contacting you if you are a winner along with your comment. The winner will be picked randomly after the closing date and the Judge’s (me ) decision is final.

11 Comments

  1. Well the book arrived today, thank you so much, and my eldest daughter is – right now – trying out one of the recipes. She love eggs :D

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    • Let me know what she makes. x

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  2. I could so eat that cherry cake right now! Looks like a great book.

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  3. The cherry cake looks fab, tomorrows coffee must inv0lve cherry cake.

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  4. My favourite way to eat eggs has to be:
    Fried, with the yolk still runny and sandwiched between two thick slices of fresh white bread spread with butter (and a splodge of tomato ketchup)!

    Twitter: @sannypan

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    • I love fried egg sandwiches too…or in a bagel but tomato sauce with it? Yuk. ;)

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  5. I love the look of the bread and cheese bake, a handy supper recipe. The cake looks yummy too.

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  6. I had to check this post out as I am currently writing one on using up egg yolks! And the recipes here – and the pics – sound and look delicious x

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  7. PS you cake above looks absolutely delish!!!

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  8. This made me smile, my son has just adopted three chickens! ‘The girls’ are all laying nicely and he’s had 6 eggs in last week… So this cook book would be donated to my daughter in law once I’ve had a look at picked out some of my favourite receipes.

    I was only thinking the other day how long it’s been since I baked ‘Rock Cakes’ so that’s what I will be baking for the week end!

    twitter = chrriss888
    FB christine bray @chrriss88

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  9. Wow that looks lovely, if you ever be needing a paw to taste test you will call me yes??

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