If you follow my Twitter account, you’ll know that I’m trying to think up ways to use 24 eggs before our trip overseas. Last night was my first attempt at taking my 24 eggs on. You’ll see my rather not attractive (though extremely tasty) results below:
Above is Attempt #1 – truffled tortilla with caramelised onions. It doesn’t look as impressive as it should but it had P swooning. I got the recipe from The New Spanish Table by Anya Von Bremzen, an amazing Spanish cookbook that I bought after backpacking around Europe – there are so many stunning and creative recipes that bring back memories like sitting in a Granada plaça overlooking the Alhambra, eating fried eggplant drizzled with honey and goats cheese (also in the cookbook). This is the recipe online, but you can buy a copy of the book here. This recipe used 5 eggs, so I’ve got 19 to go!
Attempt #2 is a work in progress sitting in my fridge – brown butter sea salt choc chip cookies with nutella stuffing (recipe here). I had grand ambitions to pull off making both in one night but I didn’t read the crucial step that I had to let it “rest” in the refrigerator for 2 hours. It is now chilling out in my fridge side by side to the Nutella, destined to be stuffed into the cookies. As you can see, the batter didn’t escape the wrath of my itchy fingers, so I attacked the cookie dough, guiltily texting one of my besties as I did so. This recipe only used 1 egg, but come on! Did you see the recipe title?!?!?!
I originally intended my next egg adventure to try the 60 degree egg to get eggs that look like this:
The basic premise is to simmer the egg at 60 degrees (well, 62.7 degrees to be exact) for 60 minutes to yield lusciously viscous yolks. However, this means I need a thermometer and I’ll be damned if I’m to battle the psychotic shopping centre pre-Christmas madness unless it’s a life/death situation.
So I may be reduced to settling for the Momofuku recipe of 5:10 eggs, which is boiling eggs for exactly 5 minutes and 10 seconds before plunging the little babies into an ice bath and carefully peeling them underwater.
So 6 down and 18 to go! I probably have better things to be doing with my time, but…this is fun! BRING ON THE EGG BATTLE.