Heart Shaped Egg Toast

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Best Breakfast: Heart Shaped Egg Toast

Easy to make breakfast for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day
Easy to make breakfast for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day | Source
An extra mini heart not to waste
An extra mini heart not to waste | Source

"I never had a piece of toast

Particulary long and wide,

But fell upon the sanded floor,

And always on the buttered side."

— James Payn, English novelist

Recently, I had been hunting for "Heart Shaped" food for Mother's Day gift idea and I was amazed that there are tons of websites recommending "Heart Shaped Egg Toast" which are almost the same method of cooking the recipe.

I must admit that Heart Shaped Egg Toast was a brilliant breakfast recipe for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day, to show how much your love for your mom, spouse or love one on this special occasion.

I love the unique creation of using heart shaped cookie cutter to stamp out the heart in the middle of the bread and placing a sunny side up egg in the hole was PERFECT!

Now, what better way to celebrate Mother's day or Valentine's Day with a 10 minute breakfast??


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Egg toast not Butter Toast

If you surf through the Internet, you may noticed that most website uses BUTTER to spread on the bread before toasting in the frying pan. This is the traditional way to toast the bread but I wanted my bread to be different, dipped into beaten egg yolk to make it "Egg Bread" instead.

Egg bread is a mixture of egg with bread that makes your breakfast much fuller than plain butter toast. I could eat 2 slices of butter toast to replace an Egg Bread!

Furthermore, I could use up the remainder beaten eggs dish up shredded eggs as the side dish.


I am gluten Free!

If you are a gluten free consumer, you can buy gluten free bread or handmade your own gluten free bread using your own bread machine.

There are tons of gluten free bread recipes that you can find at Googles!


My review

I was sick and tired of having frying an egg that gets stuck to the base of a wok. Hence, I bought Roichen frying pan after watching the videos recommending this Roichen pan at Youtube.

I was amazed that regardless of food that you fry with this non stick frying pan, you can clean it easily without scrubbing the pan. I bought it and tested it out.

I was happy and delighted after experimenting by adding a little oil, swirl the pan around so that the oil is covered over the base and cracked in an egg.

Amazing! The egg didn't get stuck to the base and it slip off from the pan easily to the plate after I had cooked it!

Washing was easy. No scrubbing. Just rinse off with water, use the sponge dipped in with a little washing liquid and brush the base lightly.

Awesome frying pan that you MUST buy!!

How to make Heart Shaped Egg Toast

The perfect toast for Mother's Day or Valentin's Day
The perfect toast for Mother's Day or Valentin's Day | Source

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • Yields: 1 person per slice of bread

Ingredients

  • 1slice of white / wholemeal bread
  • 1 egg- beaten
  • 1 egg for the heart
  • Some butter
  • A non-stick frying pan
  • Love shaped cookie cutter or a small knife

Tips:

Notes:

If you are preparing breakfast for more people,

simply add in more bread and eggs.

Remember, an egg for a slice of bread per person.

If a set of Heart Shaped Egg toast isn't enough, add in scrambled eggs and mashed potato with toasted ham.

Oh yes, don't forget your love one's favorite hot beverage a cup of tea or coffee to enjoy a blissful heart warming breakfast!

How many breads

For a single person, a slice of toast will do, a full breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee
For a single person, a slice of toast will do, a full breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee | Source
4 slices of plain bread for 4 person, that are the number of people in my household
4 slices of plain bread for 4 person, that are the number of people in my household | Source
2 eggs, Grade A would be better, bigger eggs than the B and C grades
2 eggs, Grade A would be better, bigger eggs than the B and C grades | Source

Step 1: Carve out the heart

Use a cookie cutter or carve it with a small knife but be careful!
Use a cookie cutter or carve it with a small knife but be careful! | Source

Carve out the heart

  1. If you have a heart shape cookie cutter, large enough to cover up the centre of the bread, stamp out the heart shape in the middle of a slice of bread.
  2. Alternatively, you can use a small knife to cut out the shape of a heart by dotting the heart shape with the tip of the knife. Becareful not to cut your fingers.
  3. Another method is fold the bread into half, horizontally and then cut out the half heart shape. When you unfold the bread, it will turn out the shape of a heart.

My review

I like to make heart shaped cookies and bread for my kids

Finding a suitable heart shape for all occasion wasn't easy. so I end up craving out the heart shape with a small knife.

Today, I stumbled upon this 5 piece set of heart shape cookie cutter and bought them online since they are cheap and comes in 5 different heart sizes .

I received my order in a couple of days, pretty fast. You must wash the cookie cutters before use and wipe them dry. I like the biggest heart cookie cutter, stamp them out for my egg bread. My kids loved the heart shaped egg bread.

Definitely worth the budget and quality wise, SATISFIED!

Step 2: Show me your heart!

Remove the inner heart. You will toast it later
Remove the inner heart. You will toast it later | Source
  • Remove the heart shape from the bread.
  • Crack an egg into a bowl, add in a little salt and pepper to taste and beat well.


Step 3: Dip into the eggs

Make sure both sides of the bread of well coated with eggs
Make sure both sides of the bread of well coated with eggs | Source
  • Dip in the bread with the heart hole into the beaten egg.
  • Make sure both sides of the bread are well coated with eggs.

Step 4: Toss in the butter

I like salted butter, to reduce the salt on the eggs
I like salted butter, to reduce the salt on the eggs | Source
  • Place a little butter on a non-stick frying pan, swirl the pan so that the melted butter is spread out.
  • Put in the coated bread and let it fry for a few minutes.
  • It should turned brownish in color.
  • A little charred doesn’t matter.

Ste 5: Break in the egg

Remember to allow the egg yolk to go in first, then the egg whites
Remember to allow the egg yolk to go in first, then the egg whites | Source
  • Flip over the other side of the bread.
  • Crack an egg in a small bowl.
  • Slowly, fill in the egg into the heart shaped hole.
  • Make sure the egg yolk is not broken.
  • The egg yolk should settle just in the middle of the egg whites.If there is excess egg whites, leave aside.
  • Do not overfill the hole.
  • If you desire, sprinkle a little pepper or chopped parsley over the egg.

Step 6: Flip the bread over

Flip over so that the egg yolk is well cooked
Flip over so that the egg yolk is well cooked | Source
  • Use a wooden spatula to turn the heart shaped bread over.
  • This is to ensure the egg yolk side is cooked too.
  • It may take a few minutes, just remember to check so that it doesn't burn the egg yolk.

Step 7: Dip the heart

Dip in the inner heart into the remainder eggs
Dip in the inner heart into the remainder eggs | Source
  • As for the inner heart shaped bread ( left over earlier ), dip it into the remainder beaten.
  • Coat both sides of the heart bread and fry it until both sides are lightly brown in color.
  • Remove it.
  • Serve hot with your mom’s favorite cup of tea or coffee for breakfast.

Lovely Heart Shaped Egg Toast

A wonderful gift to make your mom or love one smile for breakfast
A wonderful gift to make your mom or love one smile for breakfast | Source

© 2015 peachy

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colorfulone 20 months ago from Minnesota

Oh, that looks so yummy to me right now. I best make some breakfast!


TheBizWhiz 20 months ago

That is a great idea. I love Hubpages because there are so many creative people that give me great ideas! Thanks


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Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Peach, this was a clever idaa for a recipe for any special occasion. Voted up for beautiful!


Lee Cloak 20 months ago

I love bread and I love eggs and I love this hub, brilliant idea, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee


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MsDora 20 months ago from The Caribbean

I bet it's fun making and eating the heart shaped toast. I'll try it when I have a Valentine! Thanks for the instructions and the tempting pictures.


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FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

What a cute idea, especially for a special occasion.


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Lady Lorelei 20 months ago from Canada

This breakfast recipe is adorable for Valentine's day or serving up any day to hubby or the kids. Such a cute idea.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida

We call this French Toast at our house. My kids always loved it. I like your idea of making the heart shaped toast; very creative!

This would be so easy for kids to make for their Mother on her special day.

Voted UP, and shared.


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monia saad 20 months ago from In my Dream

wooow wonderful you make me hungry

thank you for this great hub


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida

I forgot to mention: Check your spelling for the word "carve". You spelled "crave". Hope you don't mind my letting you know.


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks mary615, I had edited the spelling mistake. Very grateful


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TreasuresBrenda 20 months ago from Canada

This looks like a fun dish for Mother's Day or any day!


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poetryman6969 20 months ago

Beautiful. My breakfast wasn't half this good. Voted up.


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Minnetonka Twin 20 months ago from Minnesota

This is an adorable idea for mother's day. I make this recipe, but never thought of the heart shape. I was brought up with this as a kid and my mom called it 'egg in a basket'. Voted up and hit many buttons. Great recipe for Mother's Day.


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SusanDeppner 20 months ago from Arkansas USA

I make egg in a nest often. Never thought to dip the bread in beaten egg. Sounds great! Love the heart!


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Benny01 20 months ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Wonderful idea, very creative and it looks yummy.


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Nell Rose 20 months ago from England

lol! I love it! I am going to make this in the morning! nice one Peach!


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks colorfulone, do try one, you gonna love it!


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks TheBizWhiz, tru, I love HP for the delicious recipes


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks kristen, yes, it is an ideal breakfast for any other day too


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks lee for your votes, glad that everyone love this bread idea


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks msdora, i am sure Valentine's Day would be a briiliant idea


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks flourishanyway, do try to let me know


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks lady, yes, my boy was delighted to see the heart shaped egg


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks for your votes mary615, French toast, ahh... here we called it bread egg


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks monia, I am hungry now, gonna make 2 toast, wanna have one bite?


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks treasuresbrenda, indeed a fun dish for any day


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks poetryman6969, I am sure you can make it


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks minnetonka, egg basket, is a unique name


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks susan, oh do try dipping the bread into eggs


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks benny01, you are gonna love this toast


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks nell, I lov love love it too!


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Suzanne Day 20 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This is a very cute recipe! Thank you for posting and voted beautiful ;)


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

Thanks suzanne, happy mothers day to u


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Faith Reaper 20 months ago from southern USA

My husband made this for me the other day but it wasn't heart-shaped. I will make him away about the heart LOL Cute idea. He calls it Egg in a Hole


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks faith, your hubby is so cute, egg in a hole, great name


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AudreyHowitt 20 months ago from California

This looks yummy and fun!!


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks audrey, i am sure you will love this breakfast


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Akriti Mattu 20 months ago from Shimla, India

This is soooo cool.


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thank akriti, cool and easy i must say


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Akriti Mattu 20 months ago from Shimla, India

yes.I'll try it today itself


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Nadine May 20 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Great idea. Next time on my grocery list I will add to look for a cutting tool in the shape of a heart!


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks nadine. You will find the heart shape cookie cutter easier. Maybe try the small knife. I used that


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ChitrangadaSharan 20 months ago from New Delhi, India

This is a great idea and I would love to try it soon.

Thanks for sharing the details and the helpful pictures. Voted up!


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks chitra, I am sure you will find it easy


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CMHypno 20 months ago from Other Side of the Sun

This sounds delicious and looks very cute, but I'm sure would take me longer than 5 mins! But will give it a go one morning


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

hope that you will enjoy this cute breakfast, cheers


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greatstuff 20 months ago from Malaysia

Peach.. you just gave me an excellent idea to get my grandson eat his breakfast!! I will swap the heart shape with Micky Mouse.


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

yeah, you can try any other shape, as long you can cut a hole in the middle of the bread.


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lyoness913 19 months ago from Overland Park, KS

This is awesome! We used to call it 'bread in a basket' but never thought of a heart shape before. Great hub!

-Wendi


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peachpurple 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks, bread in a basket is a great name


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Suzanne Day 19 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Very cute and a great idea for Valentine's Day!


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peachpurple 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks suzanne, it is also suitable for breakfast too


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Rachel L Alba 19 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

My mother used to make this for me and I made it for my children and grandchildren. However, I never thought of cutting the round hole in the middle into a heart shape. What a nice idea. I voted up.

Blessings to you.


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peachpurple 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks rachel, my mom never made for me. I made it for my son


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Peggy W 18 months ago from Houston, Texas

What a cute idea. I have made toast with an egg in the center but have always cut it out in a round. The heart would be especially cute on Valentine's day or anytime one wants to make something special for a cherished one.


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Indian Chef 18 months ago from New Delhi India

Looks so wonderful that i want to sink my teeth in to it. Wonderful recipe


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thumbi7 18 months ago from India

Wonderful idea! I am sure, my children are going to enjoy this

Vote up and shared:)


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Flipsgeraldine 18 months ago from Houston, Texas

I make something similar to this for my grand-baby, she loves it. Thanks for providing additional ways to have breakfast.


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peachpurple 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

thanks to peggy, dian chef, thymbi7, flipsgeraldine

your kind comments are very encouraging for me


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Anamika S 18 months ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Awesome Idea! I would love to try this!


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Thelma Alberts 18 months ago from Germany

Wow! What a delicious French toast idea. I have made French toast many times before but not with this lovely heart in the middle of it. Thanks for sharing this idea. I have to try this soon.


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peachpurple 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

Thanks thelma, anamika, creativity in food makes everyone happy


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moonlake 18 months ago from America

This sounds very good. Like French Toast with an egg in it. Voted up and shared.


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Sunshine625 17 months ago from Orlando, FL

Awww...I heart this meal idea! This could easily be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, spread the love throughout the day! :)


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tillsontitan 17 months ago from New York

As you can see from the comments there are lots of variations on your recipe, but I like yours best! What a great way to show your kids you love them and get them to eat something nutritious at the same time!

I have a feeling there were and will be lots of egg filled french toast being eaten!

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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RTalloni 17 months ago from the short journey

How sweet! And a fun food for just saying I love you to family members at any time. :)


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Happy Moment 16 months ago from The Eastern Bypass

You must be a very good cook. I really like what I see.


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DDE 13 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome idea! Your cooking idea is most helpful.


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KarenCookieJar 12 months ago

I've been making toad in the holes a lot, I love this idea to use the cookie cutter to cut out the hole!


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jupiter justice 11 months ago from Los Angeles, CA

Fantastic! I'm always inspired by the way you do your layouts and in depth reviews. I have been a big fan of yours for a long time and appreciate the work you do.


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peachpurple 11 months ago from Home Sweet Home Author

http://hubpages.com/@moonlake, thanks, yes it is alike french toast with egg

http://hubpages.com/@sunshine625, yeah sweet isn't it?

http://hubpages.com/@tillsontitan , thanks for your kind comments and i am really happy to see each comments with different ideas

http://hubpages.com/@rtalloni, yup the easier way to say i love you

http://hubpages.com/@happymoment, aww... you make me blush

http://hubpages.com/@dde, thanks, glad to be at help

http://hubpages.com/@karencookiejar, do you have toad in the hole recipe?

http://hubpages.com/@jupiterjustice, gee... thanks very much, I appreciated your kind words and support

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