Cloud breakfast eggs! A cloud of egg white that melts in your mouth and the perfect runny gooey rich yolk, all in under 10 minutes. They’re easy to make, super healthy, and the kids will love them. I don’t feel that frying an egg can do it justice any more.
You can load these breakfast eggs up with anything you want, I’ve gone for prosciutto, parmesan and parsley but there are lots of ideas for fillings in the recipe below, or you could just have them plain!
My Mum always taught me the importance of a good breakfast, infact she’s been known to make it a multiple course affair. An extra special effort was always made before a big school day, like an exam or school trip, just to make sure we were on top form.
One breakfast I remember in particular was before I left on a school trip to a residential activity centre. It was going to be the longest I’d spent away from my family and I was a bundle of nervous excitement. With my bags packed, my Mum made sure I had eaten a really good breakfast before I left on the adventure. I guess it was the last thing she could do for me before I got on the bus.
That’s what this recipe is made for really, to feed your kids up on those very important days and send them away with a breakfast they’ll love. Plus it only takes ten minutes.
I’ve partnered with Kingswood for this recipe to introduce their new collaboration with Happy Egg Co. Kingswood provide education packed activity centres for kids and Happy Egg Co. who only sell free range eggs, which makes my heart happy! Together they’ve launched a code collecting challenge to earn your local school £1000 off a school trip plus the chance to win one for free.
All you have to do is look out for the yellow egg boxes, which you’ll be buying to make this recipe, and put the code in to their Trips for Schools website. Easy and you could really make a child’s year. I know for sure that school trips were some of the best days of my childhood and those where I learnt the most.
These cloud eggs are my dream ‘before school’ breakfast but they also make a lovely weekend treat too. I love how easy they are to adapt for even the fussiest eater by just changing the ingredients that you add. Little eaters will enjoy picking out their own ingredients to customise their breakfast. One of my favourite ways to have them is just with a pinch of cayenne pepper sprinkled over the top.
Step outside your poaching, scrambling, frying zones this weekend and bake your breakfast eggs instead. If you give this a go, I’d love you to tweet me a photo, tag me on instagram or share it on my facebook page.
Cloud Breakfast Eggs Recipe
- 1 egg per nest
- Cooked meats: ham, chorizo, prosciutto, bacon lardons, pancetta
- Grated cheese: parmesan, gruyere, red leicester, cheddar
- Herbs: parsley, thyme, chives
- Greens: spinach, kale, rocket
- Spices: smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, chilli flakes, cajun spice mix
- Preheat the oven to 220C (425F, gas mark 7)
- Separate the egg white from the yolk
- Whisk the egg whites in a mixer bowl with a pinch of salt until it forms stiff peaks
- Gently fold in any chosen ingredients
- Pile in to nest shapes on a lined baking sheet, one nest per egg used.
- Bake for 3 minutes, then slip the yolk in to the center of the nest
- Another 3 minutes in the oven and they should be fluffy, golden mounds, ready to serve
Also, don’t forget to start collecting the codes on promotional egg boxes. Kingswood aim to make their trips as affordable as possible but this competition makes a trip even more accessible. You can save up to £1000 on your local school’s next trip and all you have to do is visit the Trips for Schools website for more information and to start entering the codes.