Friday, 29 November 2013

Eggy Bread Recipe 

My special twist! 

Eggy bread has always been one of my favorite foods to snack on. As a kid I used to get my mum to make it me for dinner/tea... But obviously I'm 18 now so I thought about making it myself. The first time I made it for myself, I'll be honest; I wasn't hopeful but I actually gave it a little twist of my own and made it taste even better. Honestly, now I prefer my version compared to the version I had as a kid. Here I'm going to give you my version of events and how I make it with that special twist! 

What you will need: 
  • 2 slices of bread (or more, depending on how many slices you want). 
  • 2 eggs (also depending on how many slices you want to make).
  • A mixing bowl
  • Cooking oil 
  • Pan  
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Jam 

Cooking time: I'm going to show you two different methods to making this; my way and the way it used to get cooked for me. The cooking time for each one is different and makes a huge impact on how they are going to turn out. My Eggy Bread takes around 10-15 altogether. The other method takes about half of that :) 

Step 1
Starting things off you want to crack both eggs into a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix until you start to see bubbles forming. 

Step 2
You then want to place your pan onto your cooker and turn the gas onto low/medium heat and add a tiny bit of oil. Then you can dip one slice of bread into the bowl, use a fork to help you. Make sure the bottom part of the bread is completely covered in the egg mixture before you turn it over and do the same to the other side. Once both sides are covered in the egg mixture you can then place the slice of bread into the pan. 

Step 3
This is the difference between each method. If you're doing it the normal way then you would let it simmer for 3-4 minutes on each side, basically until it's got brown patches all over it and you would be done. But for my special method, you are going to let it simmer on each side for about 10 minutes. Whilst doing so, you can get a spatula and press down on the bread. You will know that it's working when the juice/oil pushes out of the bread on to the sides of it. Keep doing this until it's flat (looks like it's been rolled over with a rolling pin). Although, this takes a lot longer to cook; it's totally worth it! You will know when it's ready because (look at the picture below) those brown patches that have started to appear in the top right hand corner will be plastered all over the bread on both sides. 

Step 4
Sprinkle salt and pepper over your plate so that the bottom of the bread will get just as much seasoning as the top (this is optional). Place the slice of bread on to the plate and let it cool. Whilst you're letting that slice cool off, you can then dip your second slice of bread into the egg mixture and repeat the process. 

Step 5
Now that both slices of Eggy Bread are done cooking, you can turn off your cooker if you haven't already and spread Jam on to both slices. (this is optional). 

Step 6

You can see how different the slices are; the top one is my special method (as I like to call it). Which makes the bottom one, the second method. They really do have a different taste and it's all down to how long you cook them for. Everything else is the same!