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The Most Delicious Breakfast: Baked Eggs & Pesto

Written by: Ben Orkin

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Anyway, I’ve been at home all week because I haven’t had exams to take giving me a bit of extra time to come up with interesting new recipes. The first one was the most delicious breakfast ever. It’s basically eggs baked with a little milk and topped with parmesan and pesto. As it bakes in the oven, the milk and eggs firm up, cradling two soft egg yolks. The parmesan melts and bubbles as it mixes together with the pesto and lemon zest, turning into the perfect tasty breakfast and it’s so easy to make.

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Baked Eggs & Pesto

Serves 1

Note: the recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc.


  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp full cream milk
  • 1 tsp pesto sauce
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Find an ovenproof bowl or ramekin.

Carefully crack the two eggs into your bowl/ramekin, making sure you don’t break the yolk. If you do break the yolk, it’s not a disaster. Top with milk, followed by the remaining ingredients.

Place into the oven and leave to bake. For a soft yolk, bake for 10 minutes, but for a hard yolk, bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve warm with toast soldiers or plain.

Recipe originally posted on Ben’s Kitchen Blog

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