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Cockerel Eggs

Cockerel Eggs

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Are your kids are ravenous after school? Deal with tummy rumbles and bring a smile with these cute Japanese bento box-inspired boiled eggs, dressed up as cockerels. They’re surprisingly easy to make – you only need an egg, a carrot and a couple of sesame seeds.
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  • 1 egg
  • ¼ carrot
  • 2 black sesame seeds


Step 1

Pop the egg in boiling water for 10 mins. Remove, cool, then peel. Slice 5mm off the flattest end of the egg, to make a base so the cockerel can stand up.

Step 2

Peel the carrot and cut off a 2mm slice, then cut out a triangle (approx. 5mm long on each side) for a beak. To attach the beak to the egg, use a knife to make a horizontal incision, and slide the triangle in.

Step 3

To make the cockerel’s cockscomb, cut another carrot slice into a half-moon and cut a zigzag shape on the outer edge; make an incision on top of the egg and slide in the carrot piece. (Leave the cockscomb off if you’d rather make a chick!)

Step 4

Add black sesame seeds as eyes, pressing them lightly into the egg.

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