I've added two sets of egg cozies to my Etsy shop -- one is this set of 4 chickens, and the other is a set of 4 Pugs. Both are made from felted wool sweaters, with felt, trim and lace, buttons & beads used to adorn them. I've designed these myself, and they are entirely hand-crafted by moi.
I grew up reading two English children's magazines -- Teddy Bear and Jack & Jill. We had friends of the family who were British and I was the lucky recipient of these mags after their kids were done with them. I have NEVER been done with them and have them to this day. This was probably were I first learned about egg cups and egg cozies, as they were in so many of the illustrations. A character named Silly Billy (a sillier /less mean version of Highlight's Goofus) used paints on his egg and made a big mess; other characters had cracked open the tops of their soft-boiled eggs and were dipping their toast points inside.
I'm so happy that egg cups are easy to find in U.S. kitchen stores. I'm a proponent of setting tables that look welcoming and fun, and making the breakfast table in particular look cute -- even on an ordinary day -- can set a happy tone, whether you're setting for one or for a gang.
To that end, AND so your egg cups and egg cozies make sense on your breakfast table, here's a recipe for...
1. Fill a pot with water, about 1 1/2 eggs high.
(Pot should be just big enough to hold the eggs, so that they don’t bounce around in the
boiling water and get cracked.)
2. Turn heat to high.
3. When water is at a rapid boil, carefully place the eggs in the pot, making sure not to
crack the eggs. A good way to prevent cracking is to place 1 egg on a spoon and to
slowly lower it into the pot.
4. Boil 2 minutes; rotate the eggs.
5. Boil 3 more minutes.
6. Turn off heat; remove eggs and place them on egg cups, shot glasses, or tea cups,
rounded side of the egg facing up.
7. Take a spoon and tap the rounded side of the egg. Peel away the shell there, and add
salt & pepper to taste.