Slice the ends off the tomatoes so that you have straight edges. Place the tomato on one of the straight edges and halve it horizontally. Cut out the flesh on the inside so that you are left with 2 tomato rings. Place a frying pan on medium-high heat, add a splash of vegetable oil and place the tomato rings in the pan. Cook for 2 minutes, until warm and flip around. Now break an egg in each tomato ring, season with salt and pepper and place a lid on the pan. Cook until the egg is set to your liking and serve at once.
Trim the crusts from each slice of bread and then roll each flat with a rolling pin. Add 45ml butter to a heatproof bowl and melt/soften it in the microwave oven. Add the brown sugar and 5ml cinnamon and mix together. You are looking for a spreadable consistency. Spread each slice of bread with a thin layer of the sugar mixture. Roll the slices up in a tight roll. Add the eggs and milk with a pinch of salt to a shallow bowl and whisk together. Add the granulated sugar and other 5ml cinnamon to another shallow bowl and mix through. Place a non-stick pan on medium heat and add the remaining 45ml butter. Now dip one of the bread rolls in the egg mixture and place in the warm pan. Repeat with the rest. Fry until golden, turn until browned all over. Remove the rolls from the pan and roll each in the cinnamon sugar while warm. Serve with a good cup of coffee.
Filling: 45ml vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 bunch of Kale, chopped 125ml chicken stock 6 eggs 125ml cream 5ml salt
For the pastry: Add the flour and butter to a mixing bowl and rub together with your fingers until the lumps are the size of peas. Add the egg and cheddar and mix to bring together. Knead the pastry by hand. It is very flaky and falls apart but push it together as best you can. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Preheat your oven to 180℃ and spray a loose-bottom cake tin or pie tin with cooking spray. Roll the pastry into a rough circle shape even if it breaks apart and transfer (even if it is pieces) to the pie tin. Gently push the pastry out on the base and sides of the baking tin. It is okay to “patch” the pastry as long as there are no gaps for the filling to leak out. Line the pastry with baking paper and dried beans. Bake for 7 minutes, remove the paper and beans and bake a further 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
For the filling: Add the vegetable oil to a saucepan set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and stir-fry for one minute. Add the kale and stir-fry until slightly softened and bright green. Spoon the mixture into a blender, add the stock and blitz until smooth. Add the eggs and cream to a mixing bowl and whisk to blend. Add the kale mixture to the eggs and whisk to combine. Pour the mixture into the pastry shell and bake for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the quiche to rest for 15 minutes before serving with whipped goats cheese.
Add the yoghurt, garlic, mint and lemon rind to a small bowl. Season with salt and whisk to mix. Divide the mixture between 2 serving plates and set aside.
Pour the olive oil into a small pan, add the butter and allow to melt over a medium heat. Add the smoked paprika, chilli flakes, Szechuan pepper and cumin to the pan and stir around for a minute or so. Take the pan from the heat and set aside.
Place a saucepan on high heat and fill it 10cm deep with water. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a very low simmer. Crack one egg at a time, into a cup and gently slide it into the simmering water. Wait about 20 seconds before adding the next egg. Poach the eggs for 3 minutes, remove them with a slotted spoon and set 2 eggs on the yoghurt mixture. Spoon the spicy butter over the eggs and drizzle the rest on the plate. Serve with small pita breads to mop up the sauce.
Add the water, soy sauce, vinegar and honey to a jug and whisk together to blend the ingredients. Set aside. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Lower the eggs into the boiling water with a spoon and cook for 7 minutes, or to your liking. Fill a large bowl with cold water and ice and keep on the side. Transfer the eggs to the ice bowl after the 7 minutes. Once the eggs have cooled enough to handle it is really easy to peel them when kept under the cold water. Place the peeled eggs in a container and pour the marinate over. Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours. The eggs must be submerged in the marinade – place a weight on top to keep them covered in the liquid. Remove from the soy mixture, slice and sprinkle with fresh chopped herbs to serve.
The eggs in these photographs were marinated for 24 hours – very dark colour and strong umami taste!!
Preheat your oven to 200℃ and spray a large sheet pan with cooking spray. Place the sausages on the tray, place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Add the bacon, mushrooms and tomato to a bowl and drizzle with some vegetable oil. Rub the oil over all the ingredients. Take the tray from the oven and add the bacon, mushroom and tomato. Cook for another 10 minutes. Take the tray from the oven, push the ingredients to the side and break the eggs in the centre of the baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Return the tray to the oven for another 4 minutes. Serve with a good sourdough bread.