A new spin on eggs and toast

Eggs and toast. We all know it, we all love it. But eggs in the toast with rosemary butter and made in the oven, that’s new. Inspired by this recipe, I made it as part of our Easter brunch this year. Eggs, toast, and butter all in one! The whole family loved it. It’s so delicious, the rosemary butter goes really well with the eggs. It’s easy to prepare, the butter can be made ahead of time, and it’s no mess. You don’t need extra dishes or pans or fancy tools. A few minutes in the oven is all this dish needs. 

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I made the eggs in toast as part of our Easter brunch, as I said. But it could also be a nice breakfast for the weekend or a snack. For four servings, here’s what you need:

8 slices toast  ( I like whole grain)

4 eggs

1 stick of butter, softened

1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped

salt, pepper

Mix the softened butter with the finely chopped rosemary and a dash of salt. Fresh rosemary is best but you could probably used dried. Then I’d let the butter mixture sit a bit longer though so the aromas can mix better. You can prepare the butter ahead of time if you like.

Now heat the oven to 200°C/ 390°F.

Spread butter on all eight pieces of toast. Leave four of them as they are and transfer them to a lined baking sheet. Next, using a round glass or plastic cup, cut out a circle from each slice. Press down the glass in the center of the bread, wiggle it a little and lift. Pull out the circle you just cut out. Transfer the circles to the baking sheet. Our bread “frames” we just created go on top of the first slices of bread, butter side up. Press down so it’ll hold together. We now have four little “egg holders” with a bottom and sides. This way it’ll hold the eggs nicely and nothing will spill. Now crack an egg into each opening of the bread pieces. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Watch it closely as the surface of the eggs will look really shiny and as though they’re still raw. 

Season with more salt and pepper to taste. Serve with the round toast cutouts and the remaining butter. Don’t worry if you don’t use all the butter, it’s so delicious you’ll want to put it on everything 🙂 Enjoy!