What? Bake eggs to create a hardboiled egg effect?! I actually found this nifty little trick on Pinterest (unfortunately I was not smart enough to come up with this one!) and the post can be found here. Now when I saw this, I was thinking “is this for real?” I CAN be quite gullible at times but as I thought about it, this really made sense and really should work. I don’t know about you, but when I’m hardboiling eggs, I NEVER seem to catch that water boiling when it starts. Who knows how long the water’s been boiling when I check on it. Then I just guess how long I should finish boiling them for and just HOPE they are done as well as not fused to the shell. Sound familiar? So when I saw this, I was sooo hoping it would work!
Well, I put it to the test today…I baked 4 eggs in the shell to see what happened.
I preheated the oven to 325 degrees and put 4 whole eggs, in their shells into my muffin tin (FINALLY! A use for that thing!) and popped them into the oven (please ignore the dirty oven).
They were speckled….But that’s ok, that part is going in the trash…besides, that just adds character…Next, I used tongs and placed the eggs in a bowl of ice water so they stop cooking
I let them sit in there and cool til the ice melted….Then I peeled one
I found my new no fuss way of making
hardboiled hardbaked eggs!
I think the brown streak was from where the egg was touching the muffin pan. I will try again at that amount of time to see if it’s the same because I just might not have heard the timer when it went off…..Rats, I still couldn’t catch it in time!