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Heart Shaped Egg Toast

Updated on October 23, 2015
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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 profile image

      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

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

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      TheBizWhiz 2 years 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 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

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

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      Lee Cloak 2 years 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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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years 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 2 years ago from USA

      What a cute idea, especially for a special occasion.

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years 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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      Mary Hyatt 2 years 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 ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      wooow wonderful you make me hungry

      thank you for this great hub

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

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

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

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

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      Linda Rogers 2 years 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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      Susan Deppner 2 years 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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      Ijeoma Peter 2 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      Wonderful idea, very creative and it looks yummy.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks flourishanyway, do try to let me know

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks treasuresbrenda, indeed a fun dish for any day

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks poetryman6969, I am sure you can make it

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks minnetonka, egg basket, is a unique name

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks susan, oh do try dipping the bread into eggs

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks benny01, you are gonna love this toast

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks nell, I lov love love it too!

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks suzanne, happy mothers day to u

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      Faith Reaper 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      This looks yummy and fun!!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks audrey, i am sure you will love this breakfast

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      This is soooo cool.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thank akriti, cool and easy i must say

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      yes.I'll try it today itself

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      Nadine May 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks chitra, I am sure you will find it easy

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      CMHypno 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      hope that you will enjoy this cute breakfast, cheers

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      Mazlan 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      Wendi Pembridge Skilling 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, bread in a basket is a great name

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks suzanne, it is also suitable for breakfast too

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      Peggy Woods 2 years 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 2 years ago from New Delhi India

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

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

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

      Vote up and shared:)

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      Yvette Marshall 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks to peggy, dian chef, thymbi7, flipsgeraldine

      your kind comments are very encouraging for me

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      Anamika S 2 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Awesome Idea! I would love to try this!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years 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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks thelma, anamika, creativity in food makes everyone happy

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      moonlake 24 months ago from America

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

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      Linda Bilyeu 24 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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      Mary Craig 24 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 24 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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      James 22 months ago from The Eastern Bypass

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

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome idea! Your cooking idea is most helpful.

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      KarenCookieJar 18 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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      Asher Socrates 17 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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      peachy 17 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      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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      intriguewriter 5 months ago from worldwide

      This looks lovely, I will try it for my husband. Thanks for posting this, will look through some more of your hubs.

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      peachy 5 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@intriguewriter

      thanks very much, hope that yr hubby will love it

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      Anita Hasch 3 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      Thanks for sharing. I just bought a microwave container to make heart shaped poached eggs. Works perfectly. The heart shaped toast is very creative. Will do mine likewise from now on.

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      peachy 3 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@anitahasch

      is the container made from plastic?

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