Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's In The Basket

Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado! was our Daring Cooks’ April 2011 hostess. Renata challenged us to think “outside the plate” and create our own edible containers! Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 17th to May 16th at The Daring Kitchen.

This was a really fun challenge and as soon as The Distracted Cook read it a lot of ideas started flying across the horizon. Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Snacks? The opportunities are unlimited! Hooray for Renata and a great big Thank You from The Distracted Cook.

After sitting and gazing over my cup of cafe au lait for many minutes, I started hauling things out of the pantry and the cabinets. I finally settled on Breakfast! That should be fun. But where to go from there. After looking over some of the ideas that Renata had shown us, it was a toss-up between scrambled eggs in something or other, or a poached egg. Or, maybe it should work from the inside out and start with a container of eggs? See .... there are just too many ideas for someone as distractable as The Distracted Cook.

After making some biscuit dough, The Distracted Cook cuts and shapes it to fit into baking cups so that they will bake up into cute little containers like this:

Now it is time to start thinking about what we are going to put into these cute biscuit baskets or biskets. A slice of tomato, some bacon, some cheese, and an egg sound good. Either a poached egg or a scrambled egg. Let see what we get!

First we'll put some cheese in the bisket and some cooked chopped bacon and slide it back in the oven to warm and melt the cheese.

Now we slide a poached egg into the bisket and give it a dash of salt and pepper.

Then a slice of tomato, another sprinkle of cheddar and some green for garnish! Chopped basil is always great with eggs and tomato. Doesn't this look really great?

Now to take a bite just to be sure it's as good on the inside as it looks on the outside. 

If you want to have fun with the rest of the Daring Cooks, just go to The Daring Kitchen and join us!


  1. Yours tasty egg/tomato/bacon bisket is a marvellous idea and perfect execution lovely work on this challenge.

    Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

  2. Thanks so much Audax! It really was fun to make. I am now thinking of other ways to play around with the concept - maybe try a waffle basket, or one made of andouille strips. There's no stopping us now!



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