This competition is now closed Perfect boiled eggs 5 minutes serves 1 Easy Go to work on an egg and make sure it's perfectly cooked. Whether it's for dunking your soldiers or to add to a salad, find out how to boil an egg perfectly every time. March 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Whatsapp Email to a friend Advertisement Advertisement Ingredients eggs 2 bread toasted to make soldiers (optional) Method Step 1 Put room temperature eggs in boiling water, bring to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook for 3 minutes for very soft, 4 for just-set white and creamy yolk, 5 for set white and just-set yolk. Tags Eggs Easy serves 1 Breakfast and brunch Advertisement You may also like Healthy Tropical smoothie bowl 10 mins serves 1 Quick and Easy Nasi goreng with poached eggs 30 mins serves 2 Quick and Easy One-pan green chilli eggs with chorizo 15 mins serves 1 Quick and Easy California scramble 15 mins serves 1 Quick and Easy Shakshuka 30 mins serves 2 Recipes Summer eggs florentine 15 mins serves 1 Quick and Easy Smoked salmon omelette 15 mins serves 2 Quick and Easy Smoky bacon noodle pot 20 mins serves 1 Sign up to receive recipe inspiration and foodie openings Sign up to receive recipe inspiration and foodie openings Thanks! Enjoy cooking, eating and exploring! Already have an account with us? Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences Sign in Register Sign me up! By entering your details, you are agreeing to olive magazine terms and conditions. You can unsubscribe at any time.