Delight your loved ones with an impressive breakfast in bed that’s high on presentation but really comes together in just a few minutes. Trust: this is one classic egg recipe that’s stunning to wake up to.

Breakfast in bed tray featuring toad-in-the-hole with sausage, tomatoes, asparagus, juice and coffee

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Things You'll Need

Step 1: Cut a Hole Into the Bread

Use a cookie cutter to cut a hole in the middle of a slice of bread. Pick a fun shape, like a flower or a heart, or use a simple round glass for a circle if you don’t have a cookie cutter. Whatever shape you choose, it should be at least 2 to 3 inches in diameter to allow space for the egg to cook.

cutting shape out of bread

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Step 2: Butter the Bread

Butter both sides of the bread as well as both sides of the cutout piece.

buttering bread

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Step 3: Brown the Bread

Add a pad of butter to a hot sauté pan and add the slice of bread and cutout to the pan. Brown one side, then flip.

browning bread in pan

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Step 4: Slide an Egg in the Hole

As the other side browns, crack an egg into a shallow bowl, then carefully slide it into the center hole of the sliced bread.

sliding raw egg into toast

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Step 5: Cook the Egg

Cover the pan and cook the egg for several minutes, until the whites are done to your liking.

egg cooking in covered pan

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Step 6: Present the Feast

Season the egg with salt and pepper and serve with an array of colorful side dishes like fresh greens and sliced tomatoes.

finished toad-in-hole with asparagus, tomatoes and sausage

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young girl serving breakfast tray featuring toad-in-the-hole

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