Wild Mushroom & Gruyère Egg Baskets

I’m always looking for quick and easy ways to feed an army.

In my house a wild night is inevitably followed by a mass sleepover, and a bunch of hungover mouths to be satisfied come morning.

This recipe is just ideal!

It requires minimal brain power, very little prep, and no washing up whatsoever.

Whats more, it’s as easy to make a dozen as it is to make one.

The recipe was inspired by my sunrise breakfast at Duck & Waffle. Slightly modified, you get rich molten cheese, a creamy sauce, peppery soft-yolked eggs and a crunchy hunk of warm bread in every mouthful.

You are going to love it!

Right, I’ll tell you how to make one and you can multiply as needed.

You’ll want:

1 Crusty bread roll

1 Free range egg (“pasture raised” in USA)

4-5 dried mushrooms (soaked back to life) {Feel free to swap for cooked lardons, truffle, or smoked salmon!}

1tbsp Cream

1 small handful gruyere cheese

Sprinkle of thyme

Salt + Pepper

Pre-heat your oven to 200C/390F

Cut the top off your roll & scoop out most of the middle.

Add a sprinkle of cheese to the bottom.

Roughly chop your mushrooms and add those too. Push them right into the sides.

Crack in an egg.

Pour over your cream.

Sprinkle over a little thyme, salt and pepper.

Top with more cheese.

Add a few more herbs and extra pepper if you like.

Pop the bread top back on and wrap in foil.

Place on a baking tray and bake for

20mins- Runny yolk

25mins- Soft yolk

30mins- Cooked through (great for breakfast on the run!)

Serve with hot tea. You can even leave them in their wrappers if you don’t want to wash up any plates.

Whip the lid off and dive in!

Deliciously filling, you won’t have mushroom for anything else!

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  • Ah this is my ideal weekend breakfast! And delightfully simple too – I know what I’m making on Saturday… x

  • Wow!! This just looks incredible. I absolutely have to get some lunch now – so hungry! Definitely have to try making this sometime soon too.

  • *Heavy breathing* why Rosie, why?? <3

  • holy smokes this looks amazing. cheesy eggy bready goodness!!!


  • Dosh

    MmmmMMMM Rosie! I will surely be trying this!!

  • joie7994

    I’ve been trying to stay low carb but who can resist that? Definitely going to give this a try 🙂

  • This isn’t even fair to do on a Monday and I have to wait until the weekend to create, but I can’t wait!

  • Wow these look incredible and so gooey!


  • Oh HELLO.

    I know what I’m making for brunch next week!!! xx

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  • Amanda Brown

    Holy Moly this looks delicious! What an eggcellent recipe!

  • I really need to try these this weekend 🙂 Thanks for yet another fab idea!
    I LOVED your interview in the Mail yesterday too!!
    Rose, have you ever been to Durham? I posted about it on Friday on my blog and wondered if you’d ever been??


  • looks so yummy rosie!

    michaela x


  • Oh gosh, I need this right about now!… Weekend breakfast me thinks! xxx


  • Lucy Birchall

    Although I’m not a huge mushroom fan, this sounds and looks incredible! Definitely a recipe you can adapt in any which way you want too. Thanks, Rosie!

    She’s So Lucy

  • Oh my gaad this looks like the most heavenly breakfast a gal could ask for. Could I bring myself to eat cream in the morning though?! I simply don’t know! How indulgent!
    Rosie x

  • Rebecca Be Beautiful

    This has me dreaming of weekend brunches already! Ah well, only 5 days to go!

  • This looks exceptional! I just moved to London and all the bread choices are incredible and I think this is a great way of incorporating them into meals instead of… you know… just eating rolls and rolls of bread in bed in your pajamas haha x


  • Oh my gosh this recipe is everything and more

  • Oh, this looks delicious, Rosie!!!!


  • Looks like a great breakfast idea – perfect to serve it for brunch as something easy but impressive!

    http://addalittle.wordpress.com – a teenager with a passion for cooking healthy, wholesome food

  • G.C

    Holy mother of all that’s bread-rolly. They look ah-mezzin. This is going to happen at some point this week!

  • These look divine. I may not even wait for a morning after the night before to have one! Tash x


  • Oh that looks just divine! I’ve got to give it a go this weekend. <3

  • this looks incredible & so easy for a hazy headed morning!

    Mel x


  • wahou it seems so yummy!

    Un concours est en ligne pour les deux ans du blog!


    Coline ♥

  • Oh my oh my, this looks absolutely divine. Im definitely going to try this!

  • I know what I’m making this weekend! 🙂 Thank you, Rosie!


  • A-ma-zing and easy peasy! Thank you, Rosie 🙂

  • Shade of Red Blog
  • Looks absolutely amazing! It really is the perfect easy, no mess meal!


  • This looks like the perfect hangover meal! Or any brunch idea! Yum 🙂

  • Abby

    This looks unbelievably delicious! I forgot how easy and yummy bread bowls are!


  • Emily Kalbun

    Holy cow! This could be just about the most incredible guilty pleasure on your blog since slutty brownies! I am amazed at how you can eat such artery clogging goodies and still remain so fit! Good for you 😀

  • amazing! I am giving this a go this weekend 🙂


  • This recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it out and impress my friends!


  • Yum! I have recently been into baking eggs on their own but putting them in bread with cheese is a great idea. Will have to try this out soon!


  • Sara Barnes

    What a great idea! Ill have to add this to the list to try… or I may just run to the grocery after work and have breakfast for dinner. 😉 thanks for sharing!

    506 Miles: from Detroit to Nashville

  • This looks so delicious, i’m definitely making these soon! XO

  • Looks delicious and decadent! x


  • All of my favorite things. I need these in my life!

  • Queenie Lee

    Oh man, this looks so simple and delicious! Will definitely be whipping up some of these badboys xxx


  • I love mushrooms, bread and eggs, so that kind of is a perfect combination!!!
    With love,

  • andrealeighj

    Incredibly mouth watering! I can’t wait to make this after Halloween!

  • Shaye Robbins

    mushroom…too much!!

  • I am totally making these this weekend, they look sooooo good & so easy to make, bet they taste amazing too!
    Hugs xoxo

  • Cynthia

    Will be making as a post Halloween hangover cure

  • Oh. My. God.
    Definitely making these little carb baskets of eggy cheesy goodness asap!!

    Ekaete x


  • I absolutely have to try this!! Amazing idea! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Mireia

    Holy Moly Rosie! Can’t wait until weekend… I’ll try it now for supper! Thanks for that simple but sure recipe xxx

  • Sophie

    I love your recipes so yummy and relatively easy ! Would you be able to try a recipe with Aubergine as I love it and would love something quick and yummy! Xxx

  • Wow this looks so delicious and easy to make too! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • This looks amazing not even waiting till I have a hangover for these! X

  • Oh dang! Little bread bowls of love these are! Can’t wait to make these. Thanks for the recipe!

    xx, Hailey

  • Peppermint Dolly

    I LOVE making this – and you’re so right Rosie, it’s such a crowd pleaser round my house too!!



  • This will be happening this weekend! Thanks Rosie!


  • Christina

    Just a note: we call free range eggs in America free range too.

  • This looks so perfect! My Mr. would love these! Definitely going to try and make these next time he’s in town 🙂 Thanks for sharing Rosie!


  • Anna Brennan

    Wow that looks divine – so.much.cheese.

  • daisy carr

    Made these almost immediately. DELICIOUS but might have used too much bacon… had a bit of an eggsplosion.

    Yup. I went there.


  • Oh. My. God. I can’t even tell you how good that looks right now. My stomach is rumbling!



  • I am literally salivating at work! Ohhhh these just look so damn good.

  • I love it!


  • Licking the screen! Yummy!!

  • I am definitely trying this. This would be so great for those weekend mornings when I’m just chilling at the house.


  • Great idea! I will definitely try this <3

    Mahshid مهشید



  • A.M

    OMG I need to eat like NOW!!!

    Anneli x

  • Andreia Gaspar

    hummm that looks so delicious


  • Rachel Harris

    oh my goodness this looks incredible! It’s making me so hungry! I’m going to have to try this out at the weekend! 🙂
    Rachel x Sparkles and Starlight

  • Sofie Eriksson

    I’ll be making this during the weekend, in GF bread rolls tho. Looks delish!

  • Laura

    This looks absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try… I have a bad habit of liking anything to do with cheese…


  • saradujour

    Oh god, that looks scrumptious. And simple enough that I might have a chance at it!

    Sara | http://www.saradujour.me

    a Toronto-based lifestyle blog filled with food, fashion, friendships, beauty tips, home decor, book reviews, life advice, and more!

  • Chrissabella

    OMG I shouldn’t have looked at this post before lunch time …. this looks so delicious with the gooey cheese and all! Thanks for sharing x

  • Yum! Love this idea! We call them free range in the US also! Nothing better than a farm fresh egg. Seriously a world of difference in flavor. You’re so fortunate to live in a country that ensures it’s citizens are eating less chemicals and less “fake” foods! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Got a homemade bread roll recipe to share also?

  • beautykinguk

    Wow, wow, wow. That looks amazing!!! I am going to have to try this. Stephen :o)

  • uuuuuuuuuuuuuu… looks super!

  • This looks amaze!! Definitely going to try this tomorrow 🙂

  • Rina

    I think this is one of the coolest recipes you have posted yet! Sooooo going to try this.

  • Alyssa Valbuena

    wow, these look incredible! Hungry and I’ve just finished my breakfast!

  • There look amazing and cannot believe how easy they would be! Definitely going to have to give this one a try 🙂

  • Carla Roque

    This look so easy to make, I’ll try them this weekend.

  • This is probably one of the best recipes you’ve posted!


  • I made these today after seeing them on here for the first time, I used bacon lardons instead of mushroom they were delish!

  • Emma Reilly

    Mmm this looks ideal!!! Such a great idea and it does actually look so simple to make!

    Emma xx


  • Natasha

    I am going to be making this tonight The Londoner for an oscar view party! I can’t wait, it seems simple and yummy and a filling treat while watching the show. I will definitely let you know how it turns out 🙂