How I failed Heston Blumenthal

Regular readers know I watch Heston Blumenthal videos for cooking tips. I’ve also been boiling eggs for many years so how could I fail boiling a soft boiled egg?

Well I was watching the Heston Blumenthal episode on eggs. He mentioned a foolproof method of producing a soft boiled egg with luscious oozy yolk. I watched this on the #CanberraDay long weekend and went to make them but I couldn’t find egg cups. So yesterday after work I bought new egg cups in anticipation that this morning I’d have lovely soft boiled eggs.
 

 
There is also a description on the SBS site.

So the mistakes I made are:

  • My smallest saucepan with a lid isn’t small enough
  • My induction hot plate is just too slow to bring the water rapidly to 100 °C and not helped with the not so small saucepan

So I have some potential solutions:

  • Buy a smaller saucepan and experiment
  • Experiment with shorter cooking time
  • Use a small portable gas hotplate that I have
  • Experiment a lot and cook lots of eggs

 

This is what I ended up with. 

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I was so disappointed I had to have second breakfast

Caramel tart topped with Queensland nuts (Genus Macadamia)

Caramel tart topped with Queensland nuts (Genus Macadamia) from the Urban Bean Espresso Bar in Phillip. A delicious breakfast 

 


 

Today’s lunch was nice and colourful

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So tonight while watching #MKR I had #breakfastfordinner

Smoked salmon with avocado and a cheddar cheese omelet with spinach leaves, red chillies and jalapeño peppers. I also added a little cream cheese.
Smoked salmon with avocado and a cheddar cheese omelet with spinach leaves, red chillies and jalapeño peppers. I also added a little cream cheese.

I think this weekend I’ll look for a smaller saucepan with a lid and use my gas hotplate. 

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2 Responses

    1. Exactly Caroline 🙂
      I’ve heard that some of Jamie’s recipes contain errors with orders of magnitude errors in some measurements.

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