Take a box of eggs book – British Egg Week

Take a box of eggs

And the winners are 1) Elizabeth Smith 2) Ms Xpat and 3) dmouseandthetea competition closed and thanks to everyone who entered

It is British Egg Week and can you believe research shows that a whole generation is growing up without knowing how to cook eggs!!!

We have to put a stop to this now!

What will happen when men can’t produce a cooked breakfast anymore? When students can’t survive on scrambled eggs? When housewives, God forbid, can’t bake cakes? It will be the collapse of society that’s what. So I urge you to take a look at this book Take a box of eggs the latest cookbook on the shelves from the Diary cookbook series.

Over 100 recipes from basics such as boiling, poaching and frying, staples such as tortilla and Quiche Lorraine to adventurous Goat’s Cheese Souffles and Eggs Andalusia and then there are puddings, desserts to make you lick your fingers.

There are instructions from how to boil an egg – I kid you not, look at my photo

Take a box of eggs

to make a Spanish almond cake with berries which looks delicious I must say

Take a box of eggs

or look a this Spinach and cheese roulade – I am so going to try this and fingers crossed the girls might like it as well

Take a box of eggs

chocolate truffle cake anyone?

Take a box of eggs

See, the list of possibilities are endless and check out the handy code to scan with your smartphone which uploads all the ingredients you need – how cool is that?

My first ever cookery book was The Dairy Book of Family Cookery, it was given to me when I was about 15 by a family friend called Cathy and it’s stayed with me ever since becoming my favourite all time book, in fact when I left it in Italy up in the loft for safe keeping on returning to the UK, I missed it so much I bought another one from eBay or Amazon. I’d like to think this little treasure will join her ‘grandma’ of cook books on my shelf and in my heart.

Win one of three copies of Take a box of eggs cookery book

So the British Egg people have given me three copies to giveaway to my readers, so I’m going to make this REALLY easy for you because I need to know that Brits will continue to cook eggs for their loved ones.

Tell me in a comment below your favourite egg dish and the winners will be chosen at random using random.org


  • Open to residents in the Uk and Eire
  • No cash equivalent offered
  • Winner chosen at random
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  • Competition closes Saturday 13th October 7am
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  1. October 6, 2012 / 8:02 AM

    Scrambled eggs. Don’t make it often enough :-)

  2. October 6, 2012 / 11:00 AM

    I’m not entering as I just got one from a twitter party, just wanted to say it is an excellent little book, full of lovely recipes and lush photos.

  3. October 6, 2012 / 4:01 PM

    Cheese and ham omlette. This post has just made me cook one. Completely forgot how easy to make and delicious these are!

  4. MsXpat
    October 7, 2012 / 12:34 PM

    OOO yummy, my son and I LUV eggs. My personal childhood favourite is macaroni and cheese with eggs. I still make it when I need a pick-me-up.

  5. Emma Day (Crazy with Twins)
    October 7, 2012 / 1:52 PM

    Not an entry as I already got this book from the Britmums Twitter party, but just to say, it really is a fantastic book! I too am going to make the spinach and goats cheese roulade. It looks delicious!

  6. October 7, 2012 / 4:10 PM

    pancakes and chocolate! nom…. :-) xx

  7. dmouseandthetea
    October 8, 2012 / 10:58 AM

    I love masses of buttery scrambled eggs on toasted homemade bread. YUM

  8. Julie
    October 8, 2012 / 7:20 PM

    boiled egg (or “dippy-in egg” as we still say from my childhood) with marmite soldiers. yummy

    October 10, 2012 / 9:48 AM

    I love the greek sauce/soup avgolemono. It’s quite simple, eggs,lemon juice and stock whisked over heat. It’s really nice with lamb and makes a change from gravy.

  10. Jo Bryan
    October 13, 2012 / 6:33 PM

    Oh now this is a toughie. I love eggs, but I adore frittata with cream,ham, peppers,mushrooms, feta melting and a sprinkle of fresh chives.

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