3 fresh, free range eggs
2 slices prosciutto (or 2oz/50g cooked spinach)
4 Tbsp double cream
Freshly ground salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
First melt the butter in an oven-proof dish. Lay the prosciutto (or spinach) in the bottom of the dish. Break over the eggs. Add the double cream and season to taste. Return the dish to the oven for between 8-10 minutes until the egg whites are set and the yolk is yielding. Serve with the toasted ciabatta.
Makes a perfect supper dish for two.
Yummy! I linked to your Baked Eggs recipe from your blog, “Food, Glorious, Food!” and I cannot wait to try it. I grew up poor, just outside another Cornwall — Cornwall, Pennsylvania, and one staple we were always lucky enough to have was eggs. I love eggs, too! In the US, eggs are traditionally eaten for breakfast, but I enjoy eating eggs any time of the day, and this is a recipe that I am sure to try soon; thank you for sharing!
I love baked eggs … great standby
I loved watching you prepare them and now have to make them – even though I am not an egg lover – but I will be soon, right?
I think I would take hens and therefore eggs to a desert island!!!
Hi lady Carnarvon just ordered you’re seasons at Highclare Book looking forward to trying some of you’re recipies to impress my Guests with my Royal Doulton and 1810 George 3 silver!!! Cheers regards from Stewy Hudson and Family Dalby Queensland Australia xxxxxxx
I love all of your blogs, so special to me. You are a lovely lady thank you. Wava Milner Schumaccher. I am a widow . Merry Christmas to all.
Thank you -I think I am just a multi muddling mum
Thank you – Happy Christmas to you.
Thanks for sharing. I made these ‘Southern’ style – with Virginia ham and a healthy sprinkle of grated cheese.
Merry Christmas from Atlanta, Georgia
That sounds quite delicious – I do like ham with them …
Dear Lady Carnarvon; I love baked eggs and really enjoyed your video so I thought I would give your version a whirl. They turned out so well I had the “gang” screaming for more! 🙂
Dear Lady Carnarvon,
Let me begin by saying; you and Lord Carnarvon make a lovely couple. I just finished watching Country House Secrets starring you and the lovely Mary Berry. Thank you for sharing your magnificent home with the viewers. It was absolutely delightful to learn more about Highclere and the stewards who help maintain the running of this grandeur castle. I do intend to visit someday if time permits
Anjiline – Policy Analyst, Washington D.C.
Thank you – Mary Berry is a beacon, kind and hardworking..
Dear Lady Carnarvon,
After reading about Mary Berry’s visit to Highclere, I subscribed to the channel to be able to watch her visit to Highclere. It was wonderful. Simply wonderful!
My question is this; I tried to write down the recipes , but the measurements are different. I tried to google the exchange, but I was not successful. Can you tell me how to convert a mil to a measurement I might understand, please? I want to make the Raspberry Tarts for a Tea we are planning.
Thank you in advance!
I will ask out kitchen team to help you – I have printed various recipe cards and Sally in the gift shop has just produced a recipe card holder so we will get there !
Here is a useful link to convert ml into US fluid ounces https://www.inchcalculator.com/convert/milliliter-to-fluid-ounce/
I hope this helps
Ooh scrumptious. Would be fabulous for Brunch too.
If I were marooned on a desert island, it would have to be with good laying chickens!!!
Just to add to my previous comment above, I’ve just made this with a base of Ham Hock and extra mature cheddar cheese and a leaf base of spinach.
Just gorgeous! Lovely Christmas Eve lunch with toasted bread (sadly no ciabatta in the house but Aga toast is scrumptious anyway).
Thank you for the recipe.
Delicious – pretty colours too!
Delicious! I used kale for my foundation. I love eggs and so rarely eat them outside of traditional American breakfast dishes.
A lovely idea and kale is so good for us! Great idea
Looks great. I’d make with spinach. Wondering if your double cream would be like our whipping cream? We would make them with English muffins here, no salad 😉
Or you can use single cream – I tend to use what I have as it is often a supper dish on a night when I have not planned or bought much!!!
is double cream the same as whipping cream? also was that 180 Celsius? what is that in Fahrenheit?
Yes Patsy, it can be tricky to find double cream outside the UK so can be substituted for whipping cream or heavy cream. It is in Celsius, which would be 350F (medium-hot oven)
Dear Lady Carnarvon,
This is a lovely recipe. May I suggest a recipe for Eggs Bennett-dict? (in the Jane Austin theme, of course!!!
Ann Catherine Flood
Brilliant – eggs benedict is in “At Home” Love it!
Thank you for the recipe. I love eggs for any meal and enjoyed trying this recipe (I make variations of it depending on what ingredients I have on hand). I’ve introduced my family to baked eggs…don’t know anyone else who prepares them that way…and they are loving them too.
Wonderful – Happy New Year
How do you share three eggs between two? Do you argue over the extra one? Sounds delicious. Will definitely try this.
Share the number of eggs you wish – I love them and would likely allow two each
I enjoyed your video very much. I’ve been trying to think of something different for eggs and here it is! I enjoy eggs so much, but it’s always nice to try something new. I liked your suggestion of using pancetta…coincidentally, I just bought some! I just need some cream…
I think I will try serving mine with toast points
Sacramento, CA, USA
Very happy to hear it! They are delicious and a great supper fall back option – another thought is to pan fry some chopped mushrooms in a little butter so they are soft and then tip them into the bottom of the ramekin or larger dish before you crack in the eggs.
Just made this. Divine! I put fresh tarragon on one half and it was great, but the other half without it was just as delicious. Thank you!
Delicious! I am allergic to dairy so I used nondairy butter and dairy free coffee creamer. I also used both spinach and prosciutto because we love both.
I do have a question, though. At 180 degrees, my eggs were not cooking. I had to raise it to 300. I used an oven-proof frying pan. Should I have used a ramekin in a water-filled pan?
It probably takes longer in a bigger pan compared to the smaller ramekin. The water in the pan in which the ramekins sit help distribute the heat so the eggs cook evenly. Whilst I am the multi-muddling wife taking shortcuts in haste, funnily enough I do always put the eggs in a dish in a pan with water half way up…
Thanks! I’ll be sure to try it that way. I do have some nice ramekins that I hardly ever use.
Hi Carol, I encountered the same thing. The 180 is Celsius, which is 356 Fahrenheit. It turned out wonderfully (I to used prosciutto and spinach) I’ll be making this again!
I am officially addicted, please make time to share other recipes. I love the baked eggs recipe. You are too fabulous for words.
Love your site. What size ramekin are you using for the baked eggs? Thank you!!
I have bought some new ones and they are just over 3″ diameter. You can if you want easily put two eggs in one ramekin dish or add a little spinach at the bottom. I am something of a “store cupboard” or seasonal cook ..I learn every time I vary it!
I love your recipes. They are simple and delicious. I also cannot live without eggs. I am a fan of Downton and yourself. I also own one of your books, Lady Almina. ☕
This evening, I watched a PBS presentation about Highclere with you and (I think) Mary Berry. You two rode about the estate on horses and then toured some of Highclere”s interiors. I have been reading your blogs which are very interesting and enjoyable. Then I came to your recipes and the one for baked eggs was my favorite. I plan to do this later today as each ingredients is available here in Alabama. The amount of pepper is perfect and I use kosher salt. Thank you for sharing.
I plan to make these next weekend for houseguests. Is the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit? 180 degrees seems a bit low for Fahrenheit.
180 degrees is Celsius which I believe is 350 degrees Fahrenheit. I do hope you and your guests enjoy them – do let me know how you get on.
Intrigued by your recipe I tried it out. I substituted grated Gruyere for the double cream. Delicious! Thank you so much! Warm greetings from Southern California!
Sounds delicious !
Dear Lady Carnarvon,
Greetings from Montana! This recipe looks delicious. I don’t consider myself a cook, but I think even I could handle baked eggs. Thank you for posting.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Eggs, prosciutto, cream……oh, heaven!!!!!!!!!
I just made this today but I had it for breakfast. It was glorious! It hit the spot and this will be my go-to dish when I need a quick comfort food fix at any time of the day. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
So glad you liked it – what a lovely breakfast!
Recently, the baked eggs recipe was reposted on FB. It reminded me of a time when I prepared a similar recipe on Sunday nights. So, I tried it with ingredients at hand and enjoyed a quick supper. Of course, I did use the microwave. Once again, thank you for sharing your life with us.
I’m glad you enjoyed it.
We had this for a lite lunch. Fantastic.
We added spinach and bacon – amazing!
That sounds wonderful!
My maiden name was Schepeler and I wonder if perhaps we may be from the same family – origin is Hanoverish Munden, I believe. How exciting to find you on Lady Carnarvon’s site.
Made this for breakfast and lunch (its just me). So easy and delicious.
Such a simple yet lovely way to have some everyday favorites, eggs and bread. I love the color green as well in the kitchen. I going to make this tomorrow after I work out!
I might make it myself for supper tonight!
I made this dish today and it tasted amazing! So quick and easy. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!
It is yummy and supper for us tonight!
Loved watching you and Mary Berry, wonderfull that you opened up Highclere and showed us all how stunningly beautiful it is. Also how absolutely charming and kind you and your husband and staff are. Really enjoyed it and hope there are more to come, Christmas must be spectacular there. Kind regards.
Thank you so much !
I like this recipe and will make it tomorrow for
breakfast. Spinach, sauteed mushrooms, eggs, tarragon, cream, with a little sharp cheddar .
Water bath , cook for 8 ? minutes.
It is about 8 minutes – you can see the egg is more or less set
Hello from Australia Lady Carnarvon
I love Baked Eggs although my children balked at them until I “renamed” them Cackleberries 🙂 Although my girls are grown up with families of their own the name Cackleberries has stuck and I now hear that word from my grandchildren. I guess we all have our own traditions 🙂
You live in a lovely home which I would dearly love to visit however at 82 I
am afraid my travelling days are over as I don’t walk very well now. I did love seeing Mary Berry at Highclere and of course the wonderful Downton Abbey, both of which gave me some insight into the beauty which surrounds you every day.
Every good wish for the future
This looks so lovely! I would never have thought to do something like this. Thank you for this great recipe Lady Carnarvon.
P.S. I love seeing your posts on Instagram & love flipping through your ‘At home’ book.
Thank you! David Griffen is an outstanding photographer
Just did the recipe out here in Pittsburgh. Found this blog after binging that tv show. Eating it now with toasted thin bagels. When I put the bagels in the air fryer, I was worried that I didn’t put butter on them. That was not a valid worry, lol.
Thanks for this recipe, we now have our new brunch dish 🙂
Wonderful – it may be my supper tonight!
Lovely recipe! I really enjoyed watching you and Mary Berry in the series “Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets”! I also adored your blue cardigan with the red buttons. Where can I get one? -Susan from North Carolina
It was a present – so not sure!
Hi Lady Carnarvon,
The baked eggs recipe looks lovely. I have a tiny question….you suggest baking at 180 degrees….do you mean Fahrenheit or Celsius?
Brenda from Canada
That is where I am always less good – I cook in an AGA so I am trying to suggest medium to hot oven point!
It looks wonderful. I’ve never had eggs like that but I know my father would love them and he had a style of cooking like this dish. No doubt his family brought dishes like this from Europe but as an American, I’ve not had a chance to try something like this and will be pleased to make this as a wholesome family dish.
It is a lovely recipe you must try it!
Nov. 22, 2021
Enjoyed the video of the baked eggs! I am planning on visiting your castle this summer in June! I will use spiral ham instead of country ham. Can’t wait to try it!
You are so polished!
Great recipe! I love breakfast for dinner.