I have a good 10000 crumbs currently driving me crazy in my bed sheets right now. Like I really need another reminder on why my pants dance has upgraded to Michael Jackson’s, “Thriller” video.
So shake the sheets out you say? I did. But popcorn crumbs are like stage 5 clingers. The dingleberries of the snack group, they just won’t leave a brotha alone. #reallife #struggles #maybeishouldjusteatthem? #probably #alittlestale #butwhiteagedcheddanevagetsold #oopsthatdefwasntpopcorn #acookie? #nope #nottoosurebutitwastasty
Soft boiled eggs covered by a delicious ball of gluten have been blowing up my IG food feed left & right and so I obviously needed to hop on the band wagon and test the waters out first hand with this baked beauty.
Soft boiled egg in a cheddar cheese biscuit. AKA Egg in a Biscuit AKA a pleasant surprise.
Not only do they look impressive, the taste & texture is even better. Can you say Easter brunch??!! Or any brunch!? Or breakfast? Or lunch? Or dinner? I know I can.
Your goal here is to create a perfectly cooked biscuit while maintaining the soft boiled egg texture that is in the middle. Which means there is a little bit of method behind this madness.
Pay close to attention to the boiling time. You’ll want to take your eggs out after 4 1/2 minutes. This boils the egg long enough so that it is peel-able (not a word) but short enough that the yolk remains almost uncooked. After you carefully drain your eggs from the boiling water (or I suggest lifting them out with a slotted spoon in order to avoid a splattered egg) immediately place them into a cold water bath with ice. This will not only prevent the yolk from continuing to cook but will also help it maintain it’s soft texture when being baked in the oven. So don’t skip this step unless you want a hardboiled egg in the center of your biscuit (which isn’t BAD just not as pretty or texturally pleasing).
SIDENOTE: I 100 percent needed a xanax while trying to peel the egg. I’m literally the worlds worst egg peeler (is that even a thing?) and usually just give in to the fact that my boiled egg will be on the crunchier side, so peeling a soft boiled egg was no easy task for these elephant hands.
But other than peeling le egg? Pretty easy aside from one slippery sucker who got away (note the picture).
After the eggs are peeled (also a good tip to boil 1-2 more than what you plan on using) continue to keep them cold in the ice bath.
The biscuit recipe is super simple and incredibly tasty. My recipe only calls for the addition of cheddar cheese however feel free to add on any fresh herbs (or chives).
You want to serve these biscuits fresh out of the oven! So they can be assembled ahead of time the morning of (or you can make dough the night before, cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in the fridge, just bring to room temperature before it hits the oven).
I definitely recommend serving this with some hot sauce or some saucy sauce that is super saucy. But, I am also condiments person so……. there’s that. You could also really wow someone and serve this with a side of sausage + gravy. In which case I want to be your friend, starting immediately.