One of our favourite breakfasts is to have eggs and toast or eggs and hashbrowns (like this morning!). Lily always insists that her eggs be scrambled. The rest of us like our eggs fried so I like to do hers differently so she doesn’t have to wait until the rest of the breakfast is made before I make her eggs. I’ve gotten into the habit of baking her eggs in the middle of cut out buttered bread after seeing this done in one of my old kid’s cookbooks. It was so pretty I thought I’d share the photos.

Buttered and cookie cuttered bread. I’ll usually first warm my skillet in the preheating oven:

Oops, some egg escaped. But have no fear, I just scoop it up on top of the star after it comes out of the oven:

Lily’s favourite:

7 Responses to Star Shaped Eggs in Toast

  1. paxye says:

    We make these so often! They are so good… I love dipping the crispy bread into the runny yolk (and Xavier loves that too)

    I had never thought about using a cookie cutter for different shapes!!

  2. Annie says:

    I like the yolk soft too! If only Lily did than I would cook it on the stove but doing it in the oven gives her favourite result- evenly cooked scrambled eggs. :)

  3. That looks good, we used to have something along these lines fairly often when I could still eat all that stuff – we never used the oven but it would have done a better job at getting the results Lily and I both like! The stars are my favourite cookie cutters for sure and art for breakfast sure sounds good.

  4. Our friends used to eat this a lot — they called it egg in the middle (or maybe egg in the hole) but anyway, my friend’s son eventually started asking for “egg in the middle but without the egg,” which we thought was very funny.

  5. Annie says:

    Oh Stacy, I love that last part! You’re ringing some bells with the name of this breakfast. Egg in the hole especially.

    Okay- I had to go back to that old cookbook that I had growing up to see if this is where I first saw them. It’s Betty Crocker’s Cookbook for Boys and Girls circa 1957. They call them Eggs in a Frame. A classic breakfast with many names. :D

  6. I think I will do this tomorrow :) so cute

  7. hen says:

    hee hee! So simple, but such a wonderful idea!


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