Egg and Bacon Breakfast Bake

baked eggs and bacon

The perfect, hearty breakfast for you or a loved one to enjoy, whilst wrapped up in bed. A Sunday morning favourite, you can't go wrong with eggs and bacon. 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, gas mark 4.

Lightly butter 4 small casserole or ramekin dishes.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the shallots and cook until soft but not coloured.

Grill or griddle the bacon rashers and lay at the bottom of each dish with the softened shallots.

Crack eggs into ramekins, place 1 tablespoon cream over each egg, and sprinkle the cheese evenly between the 4 dishes.

Stand the dishes in a roasting pan, half filled with hot water and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until the whites are just set and the yolks still runny.

Garnish with a sprig of thyme on top.

Ingredients

28g unsalted butter, plus more to butter ramekins
1 shallot, finely chopped
salt
pepper
4 slices unsmoked streaky bacon
4 large eggs
4tbsp of single cream
1 ounce grated strong cheddar, plus extra for serving
4 sprigs of thyme