Cheryl’s favourite breakfast at Coracle Cove

We first started serving this breakfast at our B&B over ten years ago and it’s still on the menu – it’s that good!   Cheryl McKinnon,  a well-known BC travel writer, has been a loyal supporter of Coracle Cove over the years and this is her favourite breakfast. I’m looking forward to seeing Cheryl at a workshop today and that was my inspiration to share this recipe:

Eggs Florentine for two


  • 1/2 package of pre-washed spinach
  • 1/2 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg (grate some whole nutmeg for best flavour)
  • grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 farm fresh eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  •  salt & pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne
  • more nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup of grated Swiss cheese
  • a dusting of paprika


  1. preheat the oven to 350
  2. add the olive oil to a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook gently until wilted. Add the crushed garlic and a pinch of nutmeg; season with salt & pepper. Turn into a small baking dish and sprinkle with a small amount of cheese.
  3. melt the butter in the same pan; add the flour, cayenne and nutmeg and using a whisk, stir until smooth and the roux begins to brown. Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly, until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. carefully break two eggs over the spinach mixture, and then cover with the bechamel sauce. Sprinkle with more swiss cheese and lightly dust with the paprika
  5. Bake, uncovered for 17-18 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and the egg yolks are just set
  6. we like to serve this with a crisp, fresh fruit salad and a warm baguette or croissant to mop up the sauce.

About Coracle Cove

The Sunshine Coast is on Vancouver’s doorstep, and while it’s only 40 minutes away, it's one of BC’s best kept secrets. In Everything Sunshine Coast we’ll unlock the secrets and share our best insider tips to help you get the most out of your next getaway to the Sunshine Coast. Jack & Sheila Pope escaped to the Sunshine Coast over 35 years ago. They own Coracle Cove, a bed & breakfast and vacation rental business, and enjoy sharing the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with visitors from around the world.
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