When I was growing up in the South, a favorite breakfast food in our house was what my mom called Egg in Bread. Preparing this dish became a family affair, assembly line with the kids using a juice glass to cut a hole in the center of the bread and buttering the “hole” and my mom mixing-up the eggs and pouring into the pan.
When I grew up, this treat was one of my favorites that I couldn’t wait to introduce to my family. Fortunately for me, they love it as much as I do, and my daughter has been begging me for the past few days to make egg-in-bread so this morning, I got up early and knocked it out.
I wish I had thought to take pictures or even a cool video, like the one above, but it was way too early so I wasn’t thinking that clearly.
One thing we do with our egg in bread that is fun for my daughter is let her pick the “shape” she wants for the hole in her bread. Today’s choice was a lion so I used a lion cookie cutter, cut out the shape in the bread, buttered the lion and poured the egg mixture into the bread hole.
Also, one thing I do differently than the video is mix up the eggs with a little milk, salt, pepper and shredded cheese before pouring into the bread/pan.
It turned out really cute and I promise next time I’ll take photos to share but for now, the video offers a great demo of making egg in bread.
I like to think of it as my retro breakfast treat!
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