I like fried eggs. Nothing startling you say. For me though, it is. Our household are big consumers of the little oval delights – we go through about 30 every two weeks – but always in scrambled or poached form. I’ve even been known to tutt-tutt those around me who go fried as I polish my halo and fill a pot with water for the poaching ritual.
Up until a week or two back, I couldn’t tell you the last time I had a fried egg. Probably when I was under 10 – so a few years ago. I certainly have never made one for myself before. So it was with surprise and absolute delight that I discovered how delicious they are, after nibbling on the one I made Master two-and-a-half.
It actually ‘tastes’. It’s not gallons of fat I’m advocating – just a teaspoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan. I like my eggs just a tad on the rubbery side, so cook them on both sides
Egg sorted, you need something to put it on. Of course that’s going to bread. And, as you’ve come to expect of me, my new best buddy Kenny has come in handy again. This recipe is the easiest bread recipe you’ll come across, with or without a food processor.
470g high grade flour (or 500g if not using kibbled wheat)
50g kibbled wheat
2 tsp salt
Large splash olive oil
(I also often add a handful of pumpkin kernels)
Mix together and make a well in the centre.
320ml warm water
2 tsp sugar
Mix to a stiff dough, then knead until smooth and elastic. This takes about 5-7 minutes. OR
Pop the dough hook on to your mixer and let it do the work for you – it’ll mix in the liquid, then do the kneading.
Put into a cold oven and turn to 220C. It will take 25-35 minutes to cook – it’s genius, the proving is done as the oven heats up. You can check the loaf is cooked by tapping the bottom of the bread – it sounds sort of hollow. Do this carefully as it will be hot.