Boiled Eggs

Serves 1


  • 2 size 7 Henegy Cage Free eggs
  • Cold water for boiling
  • Pinch of salt
  • Lightly buttered bread or toast to dip


  1. Place one of the eggs in a small pan.
  2. Pour water into pan until the level is at least 2.5cm above the egg.
  3. Remove egg and add a pinch of salt to the water and place the pan on a high heat.
  4. When water is almost boiling, gently add the eggs and reduce heat slightly to keep water bubbling but not fast boiling.
  5. Set a kitchen timer for: 3 minutes for really soft boiled yolk and set white. 4 minutes for slightly set yolk and set white. 5 minutes for firmer yolk and white. 6 minutes for hard boiled with lightly soft yolk. 7 minutes for firmly hard boiled.
  6. Once cooked to preferred cooking time, remove the eggs from the pan with slotted spoon.
  7. Place eggs into egg cups and serve immediately with hot buttered toast soldiers.

Cooking Tips

To prevent eggs cracking, make a small pin prick in the shell at the rounded end to allow the steam to escape