Okay, I have a confession to make here – we TOTALLY cheated on this one! We found this cool little egg mould on Lime Tree Kids. It was a lot of fun to make though and it has a very high ease-to-impressiveness ratio (i.e. looks like you need a lot more skill than you actually do). The only trick is that it requires a bit of precision egg cracking because you have to try not to break the yolks. Luckily my apprentice foodie (otherwise known as Crackers, for reasons not related to his egg cracking ability) is a blackbelt in the art of the egg crack. We only had one sacrificial egg in the making of this little guy.
What you’ll need:
- an egg owl mould, which you can buy on the net
- two eggs (and maybe a couple for backup, depending on the reliability of your egg-cracking!)
- a strip of pancetta or bacon
- a couple of basil leaves or parsley
- a frypan
- a flat metal egg flipper
1. Fry the pancetta or bacon.
2. Crack two eggs into small bowls or cups, taking care not to break the yolk.
3. Carefully pour each egg into the ‘eye holes’ in the mould. The mould is designed so that the yolks will stay relatively well contained while the egg whites will spread into the rest of the mould.
4. Once the egg is cooked to your liking, remove it with the egg flipper and extract the mould. Arrange on a plate with the pancetta/bacon and basil/parsley.