Boiling an egg may seem the simplest of tasks but it is still easy to get it wrong. Whether looking for a yolky, soft-boiled egg to dunk soldiers into or a hard-boiled egg to use as sandwich filler, it is important to learn the fundamentals.
Always use an accurate timer when boiling eggs – every second really does count.
When cooking with eggs, always ensure they are at room temperature before commencing; putting eggs directly from the fridge into boiling water will cause them to crack and the cooking time will not be consistent.
Don’t cook more than four eggs in the pan at once, as this will affect the cooking times.