Breakfast Egg Cups

I got the idea for the breakfast egg cups when Dave and I had breakfast at Darlington Place. They served theirs in a shortcrust pastry which to me was too heavy for so early in the morning. I have made these 5 times and I can say they are a great breakfast treat.

Breakfast Egg Cups
Breakfast Egg Cups
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When looking for a breakfast choice for a special meal, the decision is really easy. All you need to do is make these breakfast cups. They are quite time consuming so please do not be in a rush when you make them! You could prepare the pastry, mushrooms and bacon in advance and just have these all ready to go in the morning. Or you could savour a cup of coffee while these cook. Either way, your choice will be perfect.


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Breakfast Egg Cups

These make for a perfect breakfast or brunch treat
Recipe Category: Breakfast
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

for the mushroom velouté

  • 15 g butter
  • 15 g flour
  • 125 mls vegetable stock
  • 100 g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 5 stalks fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season

for the cups

  • 2 sheets phyllo pastry
  • Flour for dusting
  • 5 mls olive oil for brushing
  • 8 slices streaky bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 16 stalks chives, chopped

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius

for the mushroom velouté

  • Place the butter into a frying pan and melt over a medium temperature
  • Add the flour and stir to make a roux
  • Pour the stock into the roux and stir to combine
  • Add the mushrooms and thyme and stir to mix
  • Season lightly and cook for 10 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and leave until you are ready to make the cups

for the cups

  • Place a sheet of phyllo pastry onto a lightly floured surface
  • Lightly brush with olive oil
  • Cut the pastry down the middle lengthwise
  • Cut each length into 4 across the width
  • Place a piece of the cut pastry on top of another piece in the shape of a cross
  • Push these into a muffin tin which has been sprayed with cooking spray
  • Repeat until you have 8 cups
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Place the bacon into a non stick frying pan
  • Cook until the far has rendered out over a medium to high temperature
  • Remove from the pan and slice into bite size pieces
  • Put 2 teaspoons of the mushroom velouté into each cup
  • Divide the bacon between the cups
  • Gently crack an egg into each cup
  • Season the egg and top with chives
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove carefully and serve
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