Leisurely mornings are a luxury. Indulge yourself or surprise another. Serve an old-fashioned breakfast in high style on your prettiest serving pieces from the silver closet and china cabinet.
Old-Fashioned Shirred Eggs
Shirred eggs are baked in individual dishes, such as ramekins or French cocotte. A knob of butter, a few local eggs and a dollop of cream are cooked together in this satisfying breakfast. Top with bread crumbs and a crumbling of Alabama goat cheese and a few fresh herbs to serve.
1 tsp. butter
2 eggs, such as McEwen & Sons
2 T. heavy cream
1 T. crumbled Belle Chevre goat
1 tsp. snipped fresh chives
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350º. Rub the inside of the dish with butter. Crack the eggs into the dish. Spoon the cream over the top and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes until the egg whites are set but yolks still translucent. Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle with the goat cheese, chives and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with toast and a side of fruit. Serves 1.
Bedspread, in bleach white: utilitycanvas.com Embroidered Napkin: DwellStudio amazon.com Orange Napkin: Pier1.com Toast Stand: owners, for similar: etsy.com Grapefruit Spoon: antique, for similar: brombergs.com Fork: Christofle “Malmaison” brombergs.com for locations Blue Cocotte Baker: Swiss Pro HomeGoods.com for locations Blue bird salt and pepper shakers: At Home athomefurnishings.com
Produced by Katherine Cobbs