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His Royal Highness Prince Charles has revealed one of his favorite breakfasts — a savory and dairy-heavy egg dish to mark the final day of the British Cheese Weekender, an online festival celebrating British cheese and the cheese industry, which has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
On Sunday morning, Clarence House's official social media pages – which officially belong to Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – posted the recipe for “Cheesy Baked Eggs,” one of Prince Charles "favorites."
On both Instagram and Twitter, Clarence House also referred to Prince Charles as a “proud champion of native British Cheese.”
“One thing that undoubtedly brings many of us great comfort is good food. It is, therefore, deeply troubling to learn that this crisis risks destroying one of the most wonderful joys in life – British cheese!” the Prince of Wales said.
The not-vegan-friendly “recipe from Clarence House” calls for two different kinds of cheese, soft and hard – specifically one of “any number of our great British cheese” – as well as double cream and egg. The other ingredients are spinach, cherry or sundried tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. There is also an option to throw in some charcuterie of your choosing.
The nine-step recipe is rather simple and begins with buttering a small oven-safe dish, before lining it with spinach, tomatoes, soft cheese and basil leaves — leaving a small well in the middle to crack the egg in. Once the egg is in center, pour the double cream over the egg while keeping the yolk intact. Grate hard cheese over the dish and then bake for 8-10 minutes.
The luxurious breakfast recipe is ready for the maker to dig into after letting it “stand for a few minutes” outside the oven, according to Clarence House.