Cheesy baked eggs with chorizo

Laden with cream and bubbling cheese, Rachel Allens simple recipe spiked with chorizo makes a luxurious brunch
By Rachel Allen
Cheesy baked eggs with chorizo
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp tomato purée, (optional)
  • 4 tbsp double cream
  • 16 thin slices chorizo
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tbsp grated cheese, such as gruyere or cheddar
  • buttered toast, to serve

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 230C/gas 8. Mix the tomato puree (if using) with the cream and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Spoon half of the cream mixture into the base of four ovenproof cups, bowls or ramekins. Add two slices of chorizo to each dish, then crack two eggs into each, season with a little more salt and pepper, and top the cups with the remaining two slices of chorizo.

2. Spoon over the remaining tomato cream, then sprinkle each portion with the grated cheese. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until the whites are set and the cheese is bubbling. Serve the eggs on their own or with fingers of buttered toast.

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