Prince Charles loves an egg dish. Rumor has it, he even eats a boiled egg every day. On Twitter and Instagram, Clarence House posted one of his favorite recipes for Cheesy Baked Eggs.
The recipe, which includes the note "where possible, use organic ingredients," was released in association with the British Cheese Weekender a free, online festival centered around British cheeses, and supporting the industry that makes them during the coronavirus pandemic.
"One thing that undoubtedly brings many of us great comfort is good food. It is, therefore, deeply troubling to learn that this crisis risks destroying one of the most wonderful joys in life – British cheese!" the Prince of Wales, who is patron of the Speciality Cheesemakers Association, was quoted as saying on Instagram.
"British cheesemakers need our support during this time of great uncertainty, and we can all help in the simplest way. By sourcing British cheese from local shops and cheesemongers, and directly from producers online, you can make a vital contribution to keeping these small businesses afloat during the prevailing crisis."
Read the royal-approved brunch recipe below:
A proud champion of native British cheese, His Royal Highness has released one of his favourite recipes, Cheesy Baked Eggs, which can be made by using any number of our great British cheeses. 🧀🍳 #BritishCheeseWeekender pic.twitter.com/htogWqGFQ2— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 10, 2020
Cheesy Baked Eggs
100g wilted spinach
1 cherry tomato or sundried tomatoes
35g strong soft cheese (e.g. Tunworth, Golden Cenarth or other strong soft cheese)
80ml double cream
15 g grated hard cheese (e.g. Old Winchester)
Fresh basil leaves - torn
Butter a small ovenproof dish and line with wilted spinach, making a small well in the centre. Place the cherry tomato (quartered) or the sundried tomato (chopped) on top of the spinach.
Dot the soft cheese around the dish amongst the tomatoes. Add the torn basil leaves and the optional charcuterie. Season with salt and pepper.
Crack the egg into the centre of the spinach.
Pour the double cream over the egg - avoid breaking the yolk. Sprinkle with grated hard cheese.
Place in a hot oven (180C) for 8-10 minutes. Let it stand for a few minutes before eating.
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