A great way to make eggs has always been to bake them in the oven. Especially when preparing for a large breakfast, this technique has to be the easiest. The eggs can be made in advance while other side dishes are finishing up or being plated. Sunshine baked eggs are similar to eggs in a hole, but are baked instead of prepared on the stove-top. Again, this allows for better and easier planning during the entire breakfast preparation schedule.
Baked eggs are perfect served with fruit, toast, muffins, breakfast meats or breakfast potatoes. Often a very attractive presentation, the eggs hold their place on the plate without looking messy or less than neat. To make sunshine baked eggs, begin by pre-heating the oven to 350 degrees. Place 2-3 tablespoons of margarine on a baking sheet and melt in the oven for a couple of minutes.
While the margarine is melting, use a round cookie cutter to remove a circle of each slice of ciabatta bread to be baked. Butter each piece of bread and the circles and when the sheet pan is ready, place the bread and circles on the pan to bake. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and flip the toast. Crack eggs into the holes of the slices of bread. Top with pepper, parsley flakes or herbs of choice, and shredded Parmesan cheese if desired. Bake for 9-10 more minutes until the egg whites are done.
Serve with other breakfast selections. This is a fun way to serve baked eggs that your guests should truly enjoy.