Rookie Chef Robi: Lazy breakfast buns

I’ve been meaning to do another Rookie Chef post for a while now but I’m a lazy blogger so that’s a problem. However, I can assure you that I haven’t stopped cooking, experimenting and drooling over recipes. (Thanks, Pinterest!)

Flash back to a couple of weeks ago and one evening when everyone was in no mood to cook, I decided to put my own twist on the breakfast bun/cup.


Makes 4

– 2 hamburger buns

– 5 eggs

– Bacon

– 1 cup of grated cheese

– Salt, pepper

– Margerine

– Olive oil

– Chutney (optional)

– 4 ramekins


1. Preheat oven at 180 deg C.

2. Cut hamburger buns in half and butter the insides.

3. Grease the ramekins with a little olive oil. Make sure to grease the sides too or else these suckers will stick.

4. Press the non-buttered side of the roll into ramekin and get your fingers dirty by flattening the roll against the sides. You basically end up with a little bun bowl. (Trademark pending *wink*)

5. Mix your eggs, grated cheese, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. You can add a dash of milk if you like.

6. Fry up your bacon, chop it into small pieces and stick it one side.

7. Scoop the eggy mixture into your bun bowls until they’re about 3/4 full. 

8. Put the ramekins in an ovenproof dish (so that they’re easy to take out all at once) and stick them on the middle shelf of the oven.

9. Keep an eye on them. After about 10-15 minutes, take the ramekins out of the oven. The egg will still be runny but just starting to cook. Throw in your bacon bits now. I added a little more grated cheese over the top at this point too.

10. Stick the ramekins back in the oven and wait another 5 minutes or so. The egg will start to rise a little like fluffy scrambled egg.

11. Once they’re done, make sure they’re cooked through, scoop them out (I used a  tablespoon to do this) and pop them on a plate. Add a couple drops of chutney if you like and eat ’em!

My family couldn’t get enough of these and I’m super stoked to experiment with different fillings and mixtures. Easy, cheap and so delicious!

Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish

Essence: #147 Miss Universe

I’m a huge fan of painting my nails and after eyeing out the Essence range for a while, I decided to give it a try. I use Essence tinted moisturiser and some of their other make up so I’m already in love with their products. (No, this is not sponsored.)

I’m impressed! The brush on this nail polish is perfect. It’s thick and broad which makes applying the varnish super easy. Plus it’s quick drying so slapping on a second coat happens a mere minute after applying the first.

That second coat really makes the colour pop and it’s smooth! It’s easy to clean off and even without a top coat doesn’t seem too prone to chipping. Which is perfect for someone like me.

Best of all is the price. At only R19.99 I’m seriously considering getting ride of my old nail polishes and buying a whole new batch of Essence. I picked mine up at Clicks and as far as I know, they’re the only stockists but if you know of any others, pop them in the comments below.

Essence Quick Drying Nail Polish gets 5 thumbs up from me so go and spoil yourselves with some new colours!

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