Eggs in brioche nests


Eggs in brioche nests
This is an original way to serve an egg: with cheese in a savoury brioche nest.

This looks elegant for when you have guests and it is delicious as well.
30,9744.1/5 for 28 ratings
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Last modified on: December 6th 2015

For 6 pieces, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 2 pieces 3 pieces 6 pieces 12 pieces 18 pieces

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2 hours 20 min.20 min.57 min.3 hours 37 min.
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Keeping:

Should be eaten immediately.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
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Prapare 360 g Brioche dough without any sugar. You will notice that the dough is whiter than the sweet version.

Weigh out into 2 oz (60 g) portions and shape into balls. Arrange these on a baking sheet, then cover with a plastic sheet.

Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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After this resting time, flatten the balls out, then reshape into balls and put into small brioche moulds or tins.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Glaze the tops of the brioches with beaten egg using a brush.

Stage 4 - 2 hours
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Leave to rest in a warm place for 2 hours.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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After this resting time, brush with beaten egg again. Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Stage 6 - 25 min.
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Bake for about 25 minutes, but check to see if they are cooked after 20 minutes.

Leave the brioches to cool in their tins and turn out when cold. Do not turn the oven off; turn it up to 390°F (200°C).

You will notice that without sugar the brioches do not brown as easily.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Slice off the top of each brioche with a serrated knife.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Cut around the inside of the brioche with the same knife.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Scoop out the centre with a spoon.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Fill the centre of each brioche with shavings of cheese (a delicious Laguiole here).

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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Pour an egg white into each brioche.

Stage 12 - 30 min.
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Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes...

Stage 13 - 1 min.
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...until the egg white is completely set.

Salt and pepper the top of the egg white.

Stage 14 - 2 min.
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Carefully place an egg yolk on top of each white and put back in the oven for 2 minutes. The yolk does not need to cook, just heat through.

Stage 15 - 1 min.
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Just before serving piping hot, scatter a few chopped chives over.

Remarks

You can buy the brioches ready made from the baker, but they are likely to be sweet, so this is not a good idea unless you enjoy sweet-savoury combinations.

Use a cheese with plenty of character and enough flavour to contrast with the blander egg and brioche (I love using Comté, Laguiole or Reblochon for this).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,070 Kcal or 8,667 Kj432 gr1,829 gr911 gr
103 %166 %173 %138 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
273 Kcal or 1,143 Kj57 gr242 gr120 gr
14 %22 %23 %18 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
345 Kcal or 1,444 Kj72 gr305 gr152 gr
17 %28 %29 %23 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nanterre brioche, Galette de Fougerolles, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Agen prune cake, Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), ... All
CheeseCheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Potato wallets, Hamburgers, Crispy potato galette with leeks, Winemaker's toast, Grilled cheese, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Breton galettes (pancakes), Toasted almond cake, Spinach fritters, Four quarters, Parisian-style chocolate custard tart, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sausage in brioche, Apple Pie, Epiphany galette, Toasted-flour biscuits, Pogne de Romans, ... All

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