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Evesmama Fri 29-Apr-05 14:42:06

yes i know this is pathetic, but i only ever do hard boiled eggs!

how long does it take to do a runny egg for dipping soldiers into?????

eggs are in, cold water in and now need to know when they are done??

JanH Fri 29-Apr-05 14:43:04

3 minutes after the water starts boiling?

collision Fri 29-Apr-05 14:43:08

From boiling it takes 3 mins.

Dont risk it in cold water.

suzywong Fri 29-Apr-05 14:43:15

no no no, you must have the water boiling and put the egg in for 5 minutes, that's the quickest way

OK?

WigWamBam Fri 29-Apr-05 14:43:43

About 3 and a half minutes after they start boiling. Put them under the cold tap as soon as you take them out, to stop them continuing to cook.

WigWamBam Fri 29-Apr-05 14:44:23

If you put them into boiling water the shell will crack. Although you can always put some vinegar in to stop the egg seeping out if it does.

suzywong Fri 29-Apr-05 14:45:55

ooh you're all very brave with your runny 3 minutes yolks

lovingmummy Fri 29-Apr-05 14:45:57

best thing to do is try out all these times being suggested to you and report back so we know how long they take too.

WigWamBam Fri 29-Apr-05 14:47:26

I suppose they're getting extra cooking if the water is cold to start with though, suzywong, so perhaps that's the difference.

lou33 Fri 29-Apr-05 14:47:36

i bring them to boil and simmer for 3.5 mins

colditz Fri 29-Apr-05 14:48:56

Bring water to boil

Add eggs

Time 5 minutes exactly

Remove eggs

Plunge into cold water

WARNING: If eggs are not as cooked as you would like, do not, DO NOT, microwave them.

I found that out the hard way. The minute you put the spoon in, they will explode in your face.

Evesmama Fri 29-Apr-05 14:49:09


you lot were supposed to help me!!!not the other way round

know they crack if in hot water, so thats why i used cold.

right, they're for dd and first time shes had them as she doest 'do' eggs, so had better not poisen her

Evesmama Fri 29-Apr-05 14:49:56

not such a pathetic question after all eh

Evesmama Fri 29-Apr-05 14:52:04

[blush
just realised i dont have any egg cups!!!!!

WigWamBam Fri 29-Apr-05 14:52:20

Not pathetic at all!

According to Delia, 3 minutes from boiling gives a reakky soft boiled agg, 4 minutes gives a white that is set and a creamy yolk, 5 minutes for a set egg with no squidge.

From cold, 6 minutes gives a soft yolk and wobbly white, 7 minutes gives a creamy yolk with a white that is completely set.

WigWamBam Fri 29-Apr-05 14:53:07

Pack some tea cups with tissue paper, or use small empty yoghurt pots (what do you mean, you don't keep empty yogurt pots??)

colditz Fri 29-Apr-05 14:58:11

Will also depend on whether you keep your eggs in the fridge or out, as the temperature differance could be as much as 20 degrees

Evesmama Fri 29-Apr-05 14:58:41


ahem....
first attempt in bin!!!!
4 mins after boiling=rock hard!

found dd's little toy tea set and eggs fit perfect!!

Evesmama Fri 29-Apr-05 14:59:00

yeah i keep them in door of fridge?

colditz Fri 29-Apr-05 15:00:19

And of course, the size of your eggs. I buy very big eggs!

WigWamBam Fri 29-Apr-05 15:00:41

You need to put them into cold water or run the cold tap onto them for a little while after you take them out of the pan otherwise they carry on cooking.

Evesmama Fri 29-Apr-05 15:04:29

yep did that..anyone know how to re soften them????

Evesmama Fri 29-Apr-05 15:28:37

just ate them..mmmm..yum yum ..and....dd is munching hers too

JanH Fri 29-Apr-05 15:30:01

If they're semi hard you can stir a bit of butter in - if they're solid save them for making egg mayonnaise with!

Try 3 mins simmering next time (after starting from cold), and if they are still a bit runny when you knock the top off you can pop them back in the hot water for 20-30 secs.

(I keep mine on the counter btw.)

JanH Fri 29-Apr-05 15:30:50

Oh, and we have used cut-up egg boxes for eggcups (no dolly's teasets here )

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