Eggs Florentine

An absolutely fabuliciouz brunch for a lazy Sunday morning.

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The firm golden centres luxuriate in a rich cheese sauce whilst soft spinach play with your tastebuds…….Hubby & Mini Me certainly do love this meat free way to start the day!

Simply pop half a dozen or so eggs into boiling water to hard boil, once done remove the pan to the sink & allow cold water to run into the pot for some time, until it’s all cold, this is the secret wee trick to avoid those unsightly grey rings!

Remove the shells, slice the hard boiled eggs in half & bung them into an oven dish.

Next, scatter some steamed spinach leaves attractively across the top of the eggs & throughout the dish.

Then we’re going to make a basic cheese sauce (or you could use a store bought one if that’s what floats your boat). Start by melting 1 tablespoon of butter in a saucepan over the lowest heat possible. Remove it from the heat & add in 1 tablespoon of flour along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, stir it altogether to combine & pop back onto the lowest heat, still stirring until it melts gently again. Slowly add in 1 & 1/4 cups of milk, stirring continuously to avoid lumps, before seasoning with a pinch of ground nutmeg & throwing in a generous handful of grated cheese (I use a well aged cheddar, but you can use any strong cheese you like). Keep stirring that until it’s nice & smooth with the cheese all melted & gooey.

Pour the cheese sauce into the baking dish of waiting eggs & spinach  before sprinkling more grated cheese over the top & whacking under the grill to melt to a golden mess.

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