I’m starting to worry that Kipper is becoming as food-obsessed as her mother. Just now we were looking at a picture of some planets. She observed their colours. “That’s the blueberry one, that’s the pea one, that’s the tomato one, and that one….” She thought very carefully about the pink one. “That one’s strawberry ice-cream.”
But I digress. Here is a recipe for fried egg and toast, and a lesson in the importance of presentation. Kipper quite likes egg and toast whatever shape they come in, but flower toast (aka egg in the basket) is far and away her favourite, even though, presumably, all variations taste like, well, toast, and egg.
At the weekend she was apparently imploring DH to ask me to make flower toast. Not sure why she didn’t just ask me herself. In any case, we made some.
I hope your small person (or large person, come to that) enjoys this flowery ‘egg in the basket’ toast as much as Kipper.
As you can see, Kipper could barely keep her hands off the flower toast long enough for me to take a photo!
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- 1 slice of bread
- 1 egg
- Small amount of olive/vegetable oil
- Lightly toast the bread. Butter one side, then use a flower-shaped cutter to cut out a hole in the middle. Remove the flower-shaped piece and set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add a little oil. Break an egg into a glass.
- Put the flower-shaped toast 'frame' into the pan, butter side up. Press down so that it makes good contact with the pan all the way around. Tip the egg into the hole. You may need to nudge the yolk into the middle with your fingers.
- Cook for a few minutes until the egg-white is set. You can cover the pan to cook the top more quickly if you like. Or flip it over if you like your yolk cooked too. (Just don't turn the heat too high or you will burn the underside of the toast.)
- Remove from the pan and serve with the reserved toast flower.
- Flower toast!