Baked eggs with yoghurt and chilli

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By Yotam Ottolenghi

Published 2010

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Here’s my idea of comfort food and a perfect Sunday brunch treat. It is inspired by Çilbir, which is Turkish poached eggs with yoghurt. It calls for kirmizi biber, a common Turkish spice made from crushed chillies that have been rubbed with oil and often roasted. The Turks use it as a general condiment and also add it to melted butter to give the final touch to many dishes. Kirmizi biber has a sweet aroma and can vary in spiciness. You can get it from Turkish grocers or