Review: Take a box of eggs Cookbook + Recipe 1

Review: Take a box of eggs Cookbook + Recipe

Take a box of eggs When you have a fussy eater as I do in Little Bean, you will try anything to get some ‘good’ food into them. One of the foods that I consider good, would be eggs as they are full of protein. Even better if they simply refuse to eat meat. Eggs I find can be quite adaptable as you can easily hide them in some foods without Little Bean even noticing. Of course, life with Little Bean couldn’t be so simple that she would like boiled egg and soldiers (my childhood favourite) or even scrambled eggs (Beanie Boy’s favourite) or Omelette, oh no not Little Bean, she won’t even attempt to try something like that.

Take Box of Eggs Cookbook

The part where I generally fall down with cooking is lack of imagination because I’m not a big fan of cooking I don’t tend to let my imagination run very far, I need prompts and ideas. A couple of weeks ago an email landed in my inbox which immediately perked up my interest, the title “Take a box of eggs”. Initial thoughts were ‘egg decorating for Easter’? Nope too far away, so not wanting to make my brain fizzle out with the stress of thinking (come on I am pregnant!!) I decided to just read the email and see what they had to say. “How would you like to review the new Dairy Cookbook: Take a box of eggs”. Now I remember Dairy Cookbooks from way back when I was moving out of home and my Mum gave me her old copy of the Dairy Cookbook and it was brilliant, nothing too fancy, just plain and simple cooking – right up my street! So I said, “yes please”.

Lay flat book

When the book arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find a cookbook not much bigger than a DVD case, perfect as I’m running out of storage space in this house. I also like the fact that it is spiral bound with a covered spine so it’s got a bit more chance of lasting more than just a couple of months AND you don’t have to fight with the pages to keep them open (never good when working with eggs as it can get very sticky!!). The book is divided into user-friendly sections; Introduction, Toasts & Snacks, Vegetarian, Fish, Meat, Bakes and Desserts (always save the best until last!! Each recipe gives a breakdown of the preparation time, standing and cooking time. The number of calories and fat per portion as well as a QR Code which you can scan into your Smartphone to add to your shopping list.

Take a box of eggs

Baby steps

Now I would love to say that I have converted Little Bean and that she is eating happily from the Vegetarian, Fish and Meat sections but who would l be kidding. I’m taking things slowly and we have been doing a little more of the recipes from the Bake section and she even tried some French Toast the other day, we still had to put tomato ketchup on it but I can let that slide if she is eating more eggs.

Bread and Cheese Bake Recipe

Another recipe which I have found that Hubby and I liked for a snack on a Saturday lunch time is the Bread and Cheese Bake. It looks rather like Bread and Butter Pudding but it’s more savoury and a little bit delish!!

Take a box of eggs
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • Wholemeal bread with pumpkin seeds or multigrain 4 slices
  • Butter 40g (1 1/2 oz) softened
  • Mature Cheddar cheese 110g (4oz)
  • Spring onions 4, trimmed and finely sliced
  • Mixed dried herbs 1/4 tsp
  • Eggs 2
  • Milk 300ml (1/2 pint)
  • Cayenne pepper or paprika for sprinkling

Method

1. Spread the bread with butter and cute each slice in two, lengthways

2. Butter two 500ml (18fl oz) shallow baking dishes. Arrange overlapping slices of the bread across the dishes and sprinkle with the cheese, onions and herbs.

3. Break the eggs into a bowl, add the milk and whist together. Then carefully pour over the bread in each dish. Place the dishes on a baking tray and leave to stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

4. Bake the puddings for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and set. Sift with cayenne or paprika and serve while piping hot.

Cook’s tip: This bread and cheese pudding is quite rich, so serve simply with a mixed leaf salad sprinkled with seasoned rice vinegar.

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71 Comments

  • Karen A Barrett

    October 18 at 5:08 am

    Quiche for me, so versatile.

  • MyMillsBaby

    October 18 at 5:59 am

    Omelettes for me – wth cheese and ham! Yum

  • Emma walters

    October 18 at 6:02 am

    muffins 🙂

  • Sandy Ferguson

    October 18 at 11:12 am

    Cake!

  • Zaggora Girl

    October 18 at 12:28 pm

    This book looks great, we love eating healthy food, and making it taste great at the same time! 🙂 What was your favourite recipe from this book? 🙂

  • Katrina Day

    October 18 at 2:42 pm

    soufflé

  • MumtoC

    October 18 at 6:15 pm

    I’ve got a very sweet tooth so anything like fairy cakes, muffins etc – but my hubby also makes a great omlette (with ham/bacon and cheese) so that takes a close second. However C won’t entertain eggs of any sort, which surprises me as he tries most things! I’d love to read about and try new recipes 🙂

  • katrina

    October 18 at 6:17 pm

    does french toast count 🙂

  • kim plant

    October 18 at 7:47 pm

    muffins cant resist x

  • Kelly Koya

    October 19 at 6:17 am

    Eggs benedict

  • Tracy K Nixon

    October 19 at 6:18 am

    I love Gypsy Toast – when you dip bread in egg yolk, milk and pepper then fry! Yummy!

  • Emma Jackson

    October 19 at 6:34 am

    I love a well made omelette with cheese and pickle, mmmm 🙂

  • John Mills

    October 19 at 6:48 am

    My parents have chickens so I get loads of fresh eggs. This book would be great to give me ideas of what to do with them.

  • Stuart Hargreaves

    October 19 at 6:56 am

    EGGS ARE FULL OF GOODNESS

  • Phil Darling

    October 19 at 7:13 am

    Eggs benedict for me

  • Hannah Kate

    October 19 at 7:26 am

    Pancakes

  • ashleigh allan

    October 19 at 7:31 am

    eggs benedict

  • Rudy Roversi

    October 19 at 7:51 am

    Definitely eggs benedict 🙂

  • Tracey Peach

    October 19 at 7:52 am

    A egg & Bacon Omelette

  • Rachael Jess

    October 19 at 8:10 am

    I love eggy bread! I do, I know its nothing exciting but I just love it and now I’m giving it to my little boy too who also seems to love it 🙂

  • Dee Williamson

    October 19 at 8:16 am

    Omelette with chorizo

  • stephanie tsang

    October 19 at 8:34 am

    I love scrambled eggs on toast

  • angela sandhu

    October 19 at 8:40 am

    Has to be cake!

  • sarah

    October 19 at 8:41 am

    eggy bread, most saturdays its a bit of a family tradition

  • Amy Ripley

    October 19 at 9:06 am

    Eggy Bread is lovely!!!

  • Amanda Hurst

    October 19 at 9:07 am

    Banana omelette…2 egg’s beaten with sugar and cinnamon, cook like an omelette, then add sliced banana and honey or maple syrup. Great for breakfast. : )

  • Allan Smith

    October 19 at 9:26 am

    omelette

  • Nina McFadden

    October 19 at 9:42 am

    Scrambled egg with smoked salmon and Toast.

  • shane weir

    October 19 at 11:05 am

    Scrambled egg with beans – a family classic

  • Belle

    October 19 at 11:55 am

    Eggs are so great-very versatile. We get through loads in our house-baking, scrambled, poached…the list goes on!

  • Barrie Phillips

    October 19 at 1:19 pm

    Eggy Bread

  • Debs

    October 19 at 2:20 pm

    Cheese souffles

  • Anne Tomma

    October 19 at 3:00 pm

    pancakes

  • Jaci

    October 19 at 3:31 pm

    omelette – yummy 🙂

  • Gillian Holmes

    October 19 at 7:11 pm

    Simple boiled eggs for breakfast

  • Solange

    October 19 at 7:21 pm

    Omelette

  • jennifer thorpe

    October 19 at 9:20 pm

    quite simply, fried eggs on toast with brown sauce. 🙂

  • David Greig

    October 20 at 1:19 am

    Scrambled egg for me!

  • Mickie Bull

    October 20 at 1:20 pm

    Omelettes with things in like cheese and bacon!

  • spamum

    October 21 at 9:21 am

    My girlies love a flan – homemade with eggs from our 3 chickens – yummy x

  • gerald ludlow

    October 21 at 11:21 am

    spanish omelette

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    October 21 at 1:15 pm

    you can’t beat an omelette!

  • Jan Atkinson

    October 21 at 2:59 pm

    Carbonara Pasta 🙂

  • Sarah Morris

    October 21 at 2:59 pm

    Hard boiled egg

  • Lynda Morris

    October 21 at 3:01 pm

    Quiche!

  • Louise Bowman

    October 21 at 3:02 pm

    Yorkshire Puddings

  • Hannah Rachel Welsh

    October 21 at 3:47 pm

    Well my favourite egg dish is a Spanish omlette but now I’ve seen the cover of this book I REALLY want to try stuffed peppers with eggs – nom!

  • Anna Brown

    October 21 at 3:58 pm

    Mmmmmmm gotta be an Omlette!

  • Lyn Bosomworth

    October 21 at 4:52 pm

    Hard boiled egg

  • Amanda Oakley

    October 21 at 5:07 pm

    Chorizo and mozarella frittata

  • Aimee

    October 21 at 8:29 pm

    My favourite thing to do with eggs is just to simply poach it and serve with some bacon wrapped asparagus. The perfect breakfast

  • Gillian Davies

    October 22 at 12:24 pm

    I love eggs, but my favourite has to be poached eggs, yummie.

  • Cath

    October 22 at 2:38 pm

    My favourite is an egg custard.

  • Natalie

    October 22 at 4:02 pm

    asparagus and poached eggs

  • Alison

    October 22 at 9:28 pm

    My favourite egg dish is a bit naughty its a bacon and egg fry up on a sunday!

  • Sue

    October 22 at 9:40 pm

    omlette of any variety, have at least one omletter meal a week

  • lzelli

    October 23 at 9:48 am

    Vegetable frittata – yum!

  • olivia kirby

    October 24 at 12:44 pm

    Lentil and egg curry. The kids love omelettes though.

  • Laura Cooper

    October 25 at 4:36 pm

    I love eggs but i’m not very inventive with them and tend to resort to scrambled eggs on toast!

  • Leanne Timmins

    October 26 at 3:59 pm

    pancakes x

  • cheryl lovell

    October 27 at 4:00 pm

    Chocolate melt in the middle pud 🙂

  • Helen maddock

    October 29 at 10:39 pm

    good old boiled egg

  • Keeley~x~Louise

    October 30 at 1:40 am

    I have fried egg on toast every single day around 11am!
    I like fried, scrambled, boiled, poached. Any eggs will do lol

  • Diane Carey

    October 30 at 8:00 am

    Quiche or simple boiled eggs with toast

  • Catherine Miller

    October 30 at 11:07 am

    I love eggy bread 🙂

  • Jackie ONeill

    October 30 at 2:15 pm

    love eggs so tough choice but absolutely adore fried egg and ketchup sandwiches

  • Janice Mackin

    October 30 at 3:03 pm

    Cheese omelette. Yum!

  • Hilary Grey

    October 30 at 3:45 pm

    Am I allowed to say “cake”? 🙂

  • Alison

    October 30 at 6:30 pm

    Omelette

  • Nicole

    October 30 at 8:51 pm

    Chessey scrambled eggs

  • Kristian

    October 30 at 10:42 pm

    Spanish Omelette

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