Recipe of week

This week, we recommend trying this simple recipe from Waitrose. Italian baked eggs with basil, tomato sauce and nuggets of creamy mozzarella. For extra flavour, add halved black olives. An easy meal to make that will please the whole family.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes 

Total time: 35 minutes

Serves: 2


2 tsp organic extra virgin olive oil
2 large Duchy Organic Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp fennel seeds
¼ tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Organic Hot Chilli Flakes
400g can Duchy Organic Chopped Tomatoes
1 large basil sprig
Pinch caster sugar
½ x 125g ball Duchy Organic Mozzarella, roughly torn - any mozzarella will work
4 Duchy Organic Free Range Eggs
Ciabatta or crusty bread, to serve (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Heat the oil in a medium ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the garlic for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the fennel seeds and chilli flakes; fry for 1 minute more. Stir in the tomatoes. Chop the basil stalk and any larger leaves (keep the smaller leaves to garnish); add to the pan with a little seasoning and the caster sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Stir the torn mozzarella through the sauce, then with a spoon make 4 indents and crack an egg into each. Transfer to the oven for 10 minutes (or cover the pan with a lid or foil and cook over a medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes) until the whites are just set and the yolks still soft.

3. Set aside, off the heat, for 1 minute. Grind over a little black pepper; scatter with the reserved basil leaves. Serve with ciabatta or crusty bread for scooping up the sauce, if liked.

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