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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.

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Last modified on: December 6th 2015

For 6 pieces, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
2 hours 20 min.20 min.57 min.3 hours 37 min.
Preservation: Should be eaten immediately.
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Step by step recipe

1 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #1Prapare 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.
20 min.
2 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #2After this resting time, flatten the balls out, then reshape into balls and put into small brioche moulds or tins. 5 min.
3 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #3Glaze the tops of the brioches with beaten egg using a brush. 1 min.
4 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #4Leave to rest in a warm place for 2 hours. 2 hours
5 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #5After this resting time, brush with beaten egg again. Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C). 1 min.
6 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #6Bake 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.
25 min.
7 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #7Slice off the top of each brioche with a serrated knife. 2 min.
8 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #8Cut around the inside of the brioche with the same knife. 3 min.
9 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #9Scoop out the centre with a spoon. 2 min.
10 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #10Fill the centre of each brioche with shavings of cheese (a delicious Laguiole here). 2 min.
11 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #11Pour an egg white into each brioche. 2 min.
12 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #12Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes... 30 min.
13 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #13...until the egg white is completely set.

Salt and pepper the top of the egg white.
1 min.
14 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #14Carefully 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. 2 min.
15 Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #15Just before serving piping hot, scatter a few chopped chives over. 1 min.

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
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
218196 gr147 gr135 gr
109 %37 %14 %20 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
26712 gr18 gr16 gr
13 %5 %2 %2 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
36315 gr24 gr22 gr
18 %6 %2 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 pieces : 3.45 €
Per piece : 0.58 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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