Layers of the Earth Breakfast


Introduction: Layers of the Earth Breakfast

About: Hello! My name is Jennifer and I love to cook. Baking, grilling, smoking, and frying interest me. Creating my own recipe is even better!


Hi everybody! I’d like to share my recipe for the Layers of the Earth Breakfast. It’s a fun meal that combines delicious flavors with some science to create a visually endearing plate.
What is the science behind the science? To create distinct layers, I relied on the thin membrane around the egg to keep it separate from the cilantro egg mixture to create distinct layers in the final dish. Voila! Layers of the Earth!
I have used a handful of ingredients to create a morning meal that, in the end, will mimic the crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core of the Earth.
Best of all, it tastes wonderful!

3 eggs
1/4 cup chopped cilantro plus extra for garnish
1 tablespoon chopped shallot
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of ground cumin
1/2 cup shredded or small blocks of cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese
1/2 cup taco sauce

Step 1: Preparing the Mold

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray mold (top and bottom) with non-stick cooking spray. Place mold on a baking sheet (11x 7 inches is what I used). Add an egg to each well. My mold has two wells; this recipe is written accordingly.

Step 2: Preparing the Flavored Layer

In a blender, combine two eggs, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, 1 tablespoon salt, and a pinch of cumin. Liquify or blend for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Filling the Mold

Add the top cover to the mold and use a funnel to fill wells with cilantro egg mixture. Use half of mixture for each well.
Bake at 350 Fahrenheit degrees for 30 minutes.

Step 4: Preparing the Baked Cheese

On a baking sheet lined with non-stick foil, Silpat, or parchment paper, add two piles of cheese approximately 1/4 cup each. Bake for 10 minutes.
Halfway through baking, use a fork to spread cheese out and allow holes in cheese.

Step 5: Adding the Final Layer

Carefully remove sphere from mold. It will be very hot. Let it cool a little before trying this step. Remove any unwanted pieces that may have overflowed during the baking process.
Roll sphere in taco sauce and place on top of cheese fan on a plate.

Step 6: Let’s See Those Layers

Garnish with a sprig of cilantro.
To see the “Layers of the Earth”, cut the sphere in half. This is a good introduction to teach kids about what’s inside our planet. Besides that, it tastes delicious! There aren’t a bunch of ingredients in this recipe but there certainly is a lot of flavor! I hope you enjoy this new spin on breakfast and will try it today in your kitchen.
Have fun!



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    8 Discussions

    that mold is really interesting. where did you find it?

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    Good question. I bought that mold at a kitchenware retailer near my home for $5. I have linked to it above. However, I have seen some others online:
    The mold that I have created spheres that are approximately 2.5 inches in diameter. Just be sure to buy one that is rated for high temperatures. I hope this info is helpful.

    I like the whole Earth cross-section idea. How did you arrive at that? This is cool.

    1 reply

    Thank you! I got a new mold and then I made up a recipe. After I saw it, I named it because it reminded me of the Earth. My degrees are in biology so there’s always a chance a little science will pop up in my projects. Lol!

    so this is an egg inside an egg .... that's egg-ceptional

    1 reply

    You’re “cracking” me up! Thanks for the “runny” compliment, I mean punny.