Easter bread nests with baked eggs

Easter bread nests with baked eggs

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These beautiful Easter bread nests with baked eggs are perfect for festive mornings. They offer a delightful twist on a classic bread-and-eggs breakfast that combines the warmth of homemade bread with the creaminess of soft yolks. The bread is light and airy with cottage cheese in the dough providing a delightful texture and chives complementing the soft-boiled eggs perfectly. These adorable nests will bring a touch of charm to any breakfast occasion, whether it is a special Easter treat or a delicious weekend brunch with family and friends.


  • Melt butter in a saucepan and add milk.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and dissolve yeast in it.
  • Add cottage cheese and the remaining ingredients (save some wheat flour). Knead the dough thoroughly.
  • Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes.
Bread nests with soft-boiled eggs
  • Form 8 balls of baking paper (squeeze them tightly) with the same diameter as the eggs.
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and knead thoroughly, adding the remaining flour if needed.
  • Divide the dough into 8 pieces, roll them into thin sausages, and shape small "nests" around each paper ball.
  • Place the nests on a baking tray lined with baking paper and allow them to rise again, covered, for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (conventional oven)
  • Brush the nests with beaten egg and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 7 minutes.
  • Remove the paper balls, place an egg in each nest, and continue baking for the remaining 10 minutes – this will soft-boil the eggs.
  • Allow the Easter nests to cool slightly on a cooling rack and serve them with cold butter and chives.

Instead of making baked eggs, you can boil the eggs as usual until soft-boiled and then place them in the baked, slightly cooled Easter nests. You can shape the dough into two long baguettes instead of small nests.


You can freeze the Easter nests for later. Bake the nests without eggs or remove the eggs after baking (they still make for a delightful breakfast even without the bread), let them cool completely, then place them in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container.


Bread nests
20 g
Arla Cravendale Semi-skimmed milk
200 ml
25 g
Cottage cheese
50 g
1 tsp
½ tbsp
Chives, freshly chopped
50 ml
Curly leaf parsley, freshly chopped
50 ml
Sesame seeds
50 ml
Bolted flour
150 g
Wheat flour
200 g
For brushing
Beaten eggs
Sea salt, e.g., Maldon
To serve
Cold butter and chives

Present your morning eggs in a baked nest of bread

In this innovative and easy recipe, we transform ordinary breakfast eggs into an extraordinary experience. Homemade bread nests cradle the eggs, offering the comforting warmth of freshly baked bread paired with the creamy, soft yolk of the egg. The dough contains cottage cheese, which makes the bread delightfully soft and airy. It is the perfect addition to your Easter morning ensemble. You can also bake another treat for the breakfast table with our rose bread rolls with various seeds on top. And to finish with something sweet, why not serve our Easter banana cupcakes with chocolate frosting nests and dragée eggs? They are sure to impress both kids and adults.

Like a soft-boiled egg but baked

Eggs are a classic morning staple. And if you are in the mood to reimagine the classic soft-boiled egg, baked eggs offer a delightful alternative. Though technically not boiled, you still get the soft-boiled texture we all love and dream of in the morning. It is hassle-free as you do not need to get water boiling and be careful when plopping the eggs in. The oven is already turned on, prebaking the bread nests, so it is easy to simply place an egg gently in the middle of each nest. Try it out, and we assure you, you will get the same delightful flavour and texture as with soft-boiled eggs − velvety smooth, runny yolk and all.

A fun way to present ordinary breakfast in an extraordinary way

Transforming a simple breakfast into something spectacular is easy with this recipe. With these Easter nests with baked eggs centred beautifully in the nest, you can easily elevate your morning routine into a festive and fun experience. With their light and airy texture, courtesy of the cottage cheese in the dough, these nests pamper your taste buds as well as your eyes. The fresh chives complements the soft texture of the egg yolks, creating a harmony of flavours and textures that is both satisfying and delightful. It is a fun breakfast addition for everyone.

Make personalised plates

Since everyone gets their own nest, it is easy to personalise them. Imagine giving each family member or brunch guest their own personalised Easter nest − they will be overjoyed. Instead of sea salt, experiment with, for example, finely chopped fresh herbs, white and black sesame seeds, shredded cheddar, or a light dusting of chilli powder for a spicy kick. Ask everyone what they would love to get on their nest or surprise them with different ones to choose from.