Thursday, 2 February 2012
Heston Blumenthall's Hard Boiled Egg - Third and Final Attempt
I have received a few emails regarding Heston's claim about making the perfect egg by putting an egg in cold water and bringing it to a boil, then turn off heat and leave for 6 minutes - read my entries HERE for first attempt and HERE for second attempt. It appears to be that other people have not been able to produce a prefect egg based on Heson't method also.
So I thought I would try it for a third and final time. If this time it didn't work then I thought I would stop trying. Today I put the egg into cold water and brought to a very gently boil and turned off the heat. I left the egg in the water for 4 minutes and 45 seconds and it worked and got an almost perfect egg. The egg white was a little under cooked but the egg yolk was perfect and that is what I wanted.
At least now I know that I can now make a good boiled egg, but I'm not going to bother in future I've found a local butchers that sells great black and white pudding, superb black treacle bacon and duck eggs so why would I want to attempt to make a boiled egg that maybe or not come out the way I like it, but it's been fun trying :-)
Did you like the bread soilders, couldn't resist seeing as I keep being called a “big kid” by my otherhalf, haha.