Soft-boiled eggs with broccoli soldiers


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A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

By Elisabeth Luard

Published 2011

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Broccoli spears are perfect for dipping into a buttered soft-boiled egg, the easy way to eat up your greens. As a sophisticated starter for grown-ups, take a tip from the Italians and hand round a little jug of olive oil instead of butter. Or, better still, that glorious fragrant lemon-oil you can buy in expensive little bottles. To prepare your own, pop a strip of finely pared zest in a small bottle of olive oil and leave to infuse for a week or two: once opened, olive oil is vulnerable to