Boiled egg

1. Bring your eggs to room temperature before boiling. If the eggs are too cold, the shells may crack during cooking.
2. Place the eggs in a saucepan of cold water. Place the pan over medium heat.
3. Bring to a gentle simmer, gently stirring the eggs constantly in a clockwise direction. The movement of the water helps to centre the egg yolks.
4. Simmer the eggs for 4 minutes for soft-boiled eggs. For semi-firm yolks and hard whites, simmer for 5 minutes. For hard-boiled eggs, simmer for 8 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg from the water.