Monday, October 15, 2007

8 minutes | Back to fashion soon enough

Two perfectly soft boiled eggs (perfect by my standards, at least) thanks to Erk's kind instructions. Great fun on a Monday morning!

Try it yourself:

-Bring egg to room temperature (you can force this by giving it a warm-water bath).
-Bring water to a light boil.
-Poke a tiny neat hole in one end of the egg (I use a pin which I keep in the kitchen just for this purpose. You could also use a proper cake tester if, unlike me, you have such a thing).
-Ease egg into boiling water.
-Boil for 9-10 minutes. Boil longer (12-13 min.) if the velvety center of my perfectly hardboiled egg doesn't appeal to you. For a soft boiled or particularly velvety yolk, opt for 7 or 8 minutes.
-Spoon egg out of the hot water and drop it into an ice-water bath. This prevents the outside of the yolk from turning gray.


Blogger Erk said...

Hooray! These look great. 8 minutes is your perfectly hard-boiled egg!

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Mindy Sue said...

Delicious!! I'm totally trying it! Your photo looks beautiful. I have a fantastic recipe for pumpkin muffins. I'll send it on over to you. They've really put me in the mood for fall, especially since where I live it's fall-less. Ah boo...

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