Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Recipe: Baked Egg Florentine (Gordon Ramsay)

Everyday, I would pick Baby D up from school and we would come home and have a snack/lunch together before he takes his afternoon nap. 

Baked egg Florentine with toast and freshly squeezed orange juice

Being egg lovers, we decided to try out Gordon Ramsay's baked egg Florentine recipe. For convenience, you can buy a packet of ready-to-eat young spinach leaves. While Baby D wilted the spinach in the frying pan with some butter, the oven was being preheated. Crack an egg (or two, depending on how hungry you are) in the centre, and spoon some creme fraiche or Greek yogurt all over. It adds a little extra creaminess to the dish, but you can skip it if you want - I find that my kids prefer it without. Then, simply bake it until the egg white has set and egg yolk is still soft and runny.

Quick, easy and nutritious too :)

We like having it with some toast for a more substantial meal - Baby D especially likes dipping the bread in the soft yolk.

Mmmmm, I like it, mummy, says the boy ;)

Baked Egg Florentine
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Gordon Ramsay's "Fast Food"
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
Serves 2

1 tbsp salted butter
250g spinach leaves, washed and dried
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs
3 tbsp creme fraiche or Greek yogurt
Nutmeg, for grating

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (no fan).

2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Once melted, add the spinach leaves, and season with salt and pepper. Stir until just wilted.

3. Divide spinach among 2 buttered ramekins or baking dishes, making a well in the centre. Crack an egg each in the centre, season with salt and pepper. Spoon the creme fraiche or yogurt around the egg, then grate nutmeg (if using).

4. Bake in preheated oven for 9-10 minutes, until the egg whites are set and yolks are still runny and soft. Serve immediately with toast.


* I am submitting this to the "Cook Like Gordon Ramsay" event which I am co-hosting with Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Mich of Piece of Cake. To join, simply cook or bake any recipe from any Gordon Ramsay websites or cookbooks for the whole month of August 2014. You can link your posts at one of the host's pages.

Your post must be a current post i.e. posted in August 2014 - please do not link older posts.Please mention Cook like a Star in your post and link back to Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Mich of Piece of Cake and Baby Sumo of Eat your heart out.

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* I am also submitting this post to "Cook-Your-Books #15" hosted by Joyce.

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  1. Wow is easy to cook . Wanna try it out . Thanks for sharing . Enjoy your meal :-D

  2. Yen, this is so simple and wholesome!

  3. Thanks for sharing! :)
    Between, may I know where did you buy the plate that you used in the picture? Mind to share?

    1. Hiya, I'm not too sure where to buy it as it was a gift from a friend.

  4. Great idea Yen! We always have baby spinach in the fridge for salads and this would have a great breakfast or even dinner.

  5. Hi Yen,
    Have seen this recipe from the book!
    Looks yummy, something that my kids would love too!

  6. love baby spinach and love egg, so this is the baked egg for me! i wouldn't have thought of adding creme fraiche or greek yogurt, but sounds like an interesting idea. maybe i'd add some goat's cheese :) baby d has a very cute playful expression in the photo in this post too :D

  7. I love eggs...in any form. Slurpssss!!!!

  8. Hi Yen, so simple yet healthy and yummy. Regards :)

  9. That's really healthy and delicious !

  10. This sounds simple and yummy to duplicate at home, next time will want to try this. :D

  11. Hi Yen,

    This dish is so simple and so delicious! We are kind of into runny eggs these days too :D


  12. I love those ready packed baby spinach. Egg and spinach sounds good. Fuss free and healthy!

  13. What a yummy, simple and delicious dish! The Egg florentine i had was drenched with hollandaise sauce tho!

  14. Eggs just the way I like it! Looks good dipped with bread!

  15. So easy! I will definitely try this one for our lunch. I have less than 2 weeks to prepare kids' lunch at home before their school starts. I want to dip toasts in the runny egg... yum!


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