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

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2 hours 20 min.20 min.57 min.3 hours 37 min.
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Stage 1 - 20 min.
Eggs in brioche nests
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.
Eggs in brioche nests
After this resting time, flatten the balls out, then reshape into balls and put into small brioche moulds or tins.

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

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

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

Stage 6 - 25 min.
Eggs in brioche nests
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.
Eggs in brioche nests
Slice off the top of each brioche with a serrated knife.

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

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Eggs in brioche nests
Scoop out the centre with a spoon.

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

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

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

Stage 13 - 1 min.
Eggs in brioche nests
...until the egg white is completely set.

Salt and pepper the top of the egg white.

Stage 14 - 2 min.
Eggs in brioche nests
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.
Eggs in brioche nests
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).
Keeping
Should be eaten immediately.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
864 Kcal or 3,617 Kj90 gr166 gr130 gr
43 %35 %16 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
114 Kcal or 477 Kj12 gr22 gr17 gr
6 %5 %2 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
144 Kcal or 603 Kj15 gr28 gr22 gr
7 %6 %3 %3 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten, Sourdough
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 pieces : 3.36 €
  • Per piece : 0.56 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Snails in a brioche, Morteau sausage rolled brioche, Mont d'or in brioche, Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), Flaky chocolate brioche, ... All
CheeseCheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Hamburgers, Langres-style spinach, French toast "cordon bleu", Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole), Vegetable tian, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple Batter Puddings, Arizona cupcakes, Pâté de campagne, Oaty walnut cake , Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), ... All
ChivesChives: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Vegetable tartare, Tomato ladybirds, Valay salad, Rémoulette dressing, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , ... All
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