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- Cockerel Eggs
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.
- 1 egg
- ¼ carrot
- 2 black sesame seeds
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.
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.
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!)
Add black sesame seeds as eyes, pressing them lightly into the egg.
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