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.
26,1884.1/5 for 28 ratings
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Last modified on: December 6th 2015

For 6 pieces, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 pieces 3 pieces 6 pieces 12 pieces 18 pieces

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
2 hours 20 min.20 min.57 min.3 hours 37 min.
Keeping: Should be eaten immediately.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
Eggs in brioche nests : Photo of step #1
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
2,041 Kcal or 8,545 Kj86 gr148 gr123 gr
102 %33 %14 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
270 Kcal or 1,130 Kj11 gr19 gr16 gr
13 %4 %2 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
340 Kcal or 1,424 Kj14 gr25 gr20 gr
17 %6 %2 %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).

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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: Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), Galette de Fougerolles, Pains briochés aux raisins, Brioche galette, Nanterre brioche, ... All
CheeseCheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crispy potato galette with leeks, Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit), Potato wallets, Poitevin twist, Croque-monsieur complet, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate almond cookies, Soufflée omelette with cheese, Plain cake, Vegetable clafoutis, Caribbean upside-down cake, ... All
ChivesChives: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Light herb sauce, Broad bean salad with Parmesan, Rosemary steamed fish, Crusty cockle tart, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , ... All

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