Eggs Florentine Recipe

Eggs Florentine Recipe

Eggs Florentine Recipe



2 Saucepans



Ingredients for the Eggs Florentine

2 English muffins, split in half horizontally, toasted and buttered

2 large handfuls already steamed baby spinach

2 poached free-range eggs per person


Ingredients for the Hollandaise Sauce

100g/3½oz butter, cut into cubes

2 free-range egg yolks

½ tbsp cold water

½ tbsp lemon juice

salt and freshly ground white pepper



  • Preheat the grill to medium
  • For the hollandaise sauce, place 75g of butter into a small saucepan and melt slowly over a gentle heat. Once melted, remove from the heat and set aside
  • Put the egg yolks into a bowl and set over a pan of gently simmering water (take care not to let the bowl touch the water) and beat until pale and thickened. Add the water, lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper to the egg yolks and beat for another 30 seconds
  • Add half of the remaining butter to the egg mixture in the bowl and stir for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and beat in the rest of the butter
  • Slowly pour in the melted butter, whisking constantly, until the sauce reaches the consistency of double cream. Use lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper for season to taste. Keep the sauce warm by resting the bowl in a pan of lukewarm water 
  • Place the buttered muffins onto a baking tray
  • Arrange the steamed spinach on top of the muffins, top with the poached eggs and pour the hollandaise sauce over the top

Place the tray under the preheated grill for 1-2 minutes, or until the top is bubbling and just turning golden-brown

Transfer the eggs Florentine onto two serving plates and serve immediately

Mmmm! A taste of Italian brunch on a plate!