Recently I had a wonderful winter retreat with some of my very best girlfriends at my family’s lake house. There was a lot of chatting, sipping wine, and relaxing. We each took charge of a couple of meals and ate really well over the weekend.
I wanted to do something fun and different for one of the breakfasts and came across an idea for eggs in a bread bowl. Not only were these guys delicious, they were completely customizable. I laid out all of the components and let everyone go to town with their creations.
I recommend using a crusty French bread roll for this recipe. You just cut off the top, scoop out the inside, fill it with your favorite ingredients, add an egg or egg white, and bake in the oven until the egg is set.
The Perfect Pairing for this recipe is whatever you have leftover in your refrigerator! Below is a summary photo of what I used.
I will definitely be making these again! They are perfect for a big group breakfast.
Customizable Bread Bowl Breakfast
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing
· 8 crusty bread rolls
· 2 Tb butter, melted
· Salt and pepper
· Assorted fillings*
· 8 eggs
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Slice off the top of each roll and scoop out the soft bread inside, leaving the sides of the roll intact. Brush the inside of each roll with the melted butter and season with salt and pepper.
Let your guests fill the roll with their favorite toppings*. Crack an egg or egg white on top, season with salt and pepper, and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes and then cover the pan loosely with foil. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the egg is just set.
*Grape tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, thyme, shredded cheese, herbed goat cheese, caramelized onions, pre-cooked breakfast potatoes, spinach artichoke dip, deli ham, cooked sausage, crumbled bacon, onions, mushrooms, spinach, feta cheese