Serves 4

4 tsp softened butter
4 rashers of streaky bacon or parma ham
8 slices of ripe tomato
8 basil leaves
8 free range eggs
8 Tbsp cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup cheese - parmesan, goat or cheddar

1 Grease each ramekin with the butter.

2 Preheat the oven to 180C. Line the ramekins with the bacon or ham. Put slices of tomato in the bottom with the basil leaves.


3 Crack in the eggs then add the cream and season. Top with cheese, if desired, then bake for 15 minutes or until the whites have set. Serve with hot buttered toast.