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On a hunch, I've just Googled "boiled egg news" (no sniggering at the back there), and, sure enough, a Daily Mail link is the first hit:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2045457/Delia-Smith-WAS-right-Schoolgirls-perfect-boiled-egg-takes-6-minutes.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

 

It's the media equivalent of a placebo.

 

At least Geoff's whimsies are, well, Geoff's.

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I'm sniggering fugs :lol::lol:

 

On a more serious note (if I can) it just goes to show the benefits of sending your kids to a school with £2.5million science centre and where lessons and experiments are condicted by Professors with very odd names.

 

Obs will have now ticked off another couple of boxes as he made you google and I replied but hey at least we know how to boil eggs now :D

 

Thanks Obs and kids :D

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Think they need to do a bit more research or they need to publish the results so that we can all make perfect soft boiled eggs and toast soldiers.

 

questions that need to be addressed.

 

1. Does the time increase if you are boiling more than one egg ?

2. Is the boiling time affected by what material your pan is made of and also if you are using a gas hob or electric hob?

3. Does the time for cooking the toast vary dependant on whether a gas grill or an electric grill?

4. Does the time for cooking the toast vary if you used a toasting fork in front of a gas or electric fire ?

5. Does it vary dependant on which brand of electric toaster you use?

6. Also what s the best thickness of bread to use medium/toasty/super toasty?

7 What brand of bread gives the the best results?

8. Would it make a difference to the stiffness of the soldiers if the toast was allowed to go cold before applying the margarine or butter?

9. Would an olive oil based margarine still give a good result?

10. what is the best size and type of egg to use. small/medium/large/free range/factory/organic/hens/ducks/goose/ostrich?

 

I think that this could be a major project for our little forum. I am certain that we could get a few million in funding to answer all these questions and so set the standard for egg boiling for the 21st century. :mrgreen:

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That's the scientifically proven time it takes to soft boil an egg - wow!

Bit belated I know, 6 mins to soft boil an egg but only if you drop it into already boiling water, which the good lady says, 9 times out of 10 cracks the shell.

Pity these numpties have nothing better to occupy there time!. :roll:

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:shock: How much time and money did they spend on arriving at that conclusion?

I could have told them in less than a minute and for free the best way to cook a soft boiled egg. -

start from cold.

bring water with egg to the boil.

3 mins boiled.

take off heat.

remove egg immediately from water.

result the perfect soft boiled egg. :mellow:

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:shock: How much time and money did they spend on arriving at that conclusion?

I could have told them in less than a minute and for free the best way to cook a soft boiled egg. -

start from cold.

bring water with egg to the boil.

3 mins boiled.

take off heat.

remove egg immediately from water.

result the perfect soft boiled egg. :mellow:

 

CORRECT.

Or place in boiling water and boil for two and a half to three minutes.

I use the latter. providing you pierce the big end of the egg where the sac is.

 

How many people boil their eggs on a Bunsen Burner???

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Just in case anyone didn't get this from the link above:

 

These weren't "scientists" per se.

 

It was a science lesson. At a private girls' school.

 

It's a PR puff for the school and Brighton University (I'd bet a pound to a penny that a DM employee has a daughter at the school who may want to go to Brighton University).

 

It's not really worthy of comment.

 

ffs.

 

 

 

How one boils an egg, however, is a serious business.

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