Tip No1: Make sure you use eggs that are at room temperature and not straight out of the fridge.
Tip No2: Do not put eggs straight into boiling water; the clash in temperatures will make the shells crack. Instead, pop your eggs into a pan of cold water that just covers the eggs. Too little water and the eggs will cook unevenly; too much and it will take too long to come to the boil and the white will become rubbery.
Tip No3: Bring the water to a rolling boil and SET A TIMER, never guess the timings.
3 minutes for a medium egg
4 minutes for a large egg.
Allow an extra 30 seconds for super-fresh eggs.
Get your toast on!
Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon and place them into your favourite egg cup. We just love the gorgeous stripy egg cups from Cornishware for our eggs.
Butter your toast and slice into soldiers. Cut the top off your eggs and sprinkle with Cornish sea salt and cracked black pepper.
If you like to eat two eggs at one sitting, don’t leave the second egg in the water while you eat the first – it will carry on cooking and you'll lose the ooze!