I forgot wilted spinach leaves with my scrambled eggs
Oh well I had spinach leaves and it would have been nice to have something green on the plate.
I’ve been watching a bit of Heston Blumenthal on TV lately and I thought I’d give his scrambled eggs technique a go. I normally cook mine in a frying pan in butter and stir a little once every 15 seconds and the whole thing is usually ready in a couple of minutes.
Heston cooks his eggs low and slow in a bain-marie. I found this YouTube video which shows the technique nicely.
Heston always seems to add beurre noisette and sherry vinegar. I didn’t do this because I was hungry and didn’t have any unsalted butter or sherry vinegar.
The process of making the scrambled eggs turns out to be really easy although it is time consuming. Putting a glass bowl on a saucepan, i.e., a bain-marie is easy and it’s the first time I’ve used this technique, I’ve never even heated chocolate this way. In my mind it just always seemed like an extra effort and I’m a lazy person and especially a lazy cook.
It takes about seven minutes before anything starts to happen and when it does the fluffy folds of eggs start to come together. By the end the eggs are creamy and really nice. The eggs went nicely with the streaky bacon and the bacon spam.
- Streaky bacon
- Bacon spam
- Dried flowers
- Put the bacon and spam into a bench top oven and cook for 20 minutes at 200 °C
- Get the water in the saucepan simmering
- Break the eggs into the glass bowl and add some cream plus a little salt
- Place the bowl over the simmering water and gently stir for about 15 minutes
- When the eggs start to come together and look like scrambled eggs take the bowl off the saucepan and put the eggs on a plate
- Add the bacon and spam to the plate
- Add some dried flowers to the scrambled eggs to make it look pretty
- Shoot a photograph
- Eat breakfast
- Wash the dishes
- Write the recipe
- Blog (verb)