Breaking one’s fast from a restful sleep is an activity that mankind has long perfected.
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I regret to say that I don’t have it often enough. On weekdays, I generally have a cup of coffee on my way to work. Depending on the type of coffee consumed (black or white), I will then have a mid-morning snack of a milk based drink (usually Up-and-Go) 0_0.
Weekends is when I generally let myself go and enjoy a rich hearty breakfast. It’s not that I don’t like eating breakfast on weekdays, I just prefer my sleep. I’m out of the bed and out the door in 30 mins generally in the mornings before work, so I like to maximise my hours spent in bed 🙂
The Boy having recently purchased a Sunbeam Sous Vide machine (for $169 during Myer’s 15% sale) has been experimenting with sous vide-ing everything in the kitchen. Obviously we started with eggs. Having trialled the eggs a few times, he surprised me one Saturday sleep-in morning by running out of our room around 7am and returned 20 minutes later.
An hour later, with the beeping of the sous vide machine finally rousing us out of bed, I was presented with beautifully slow cooked eggs.
I had to help him with the asparagus, but that only took a mere 5-10 minutes to cook.
This very simple recipe slow cooks the egg in a water bath at 63 degrees Celsius for an hour. But really, if you’re looking for a really lazy but beautiful breakfast on a weekend morning, this recipe would be perfect for you (provided you have a sous vide machine or other means of temperature controlled cooking).
With a little help from our flowering herbs in the garden, we made our breakfast look pretty.
Pretty food tastes better I reckon!
What I really love about the eggs cooked this way is how creamy it really is. It’s just so different from half boiled eggs done the ‘normal’ conventional way.
So tell me, what is your favourite meal of the day?
For another lazy weekend recipe idea, see: