For each serving:
2 thin slices bread
1 large egg
3–4 narrow slices of cheese (cheddar, feta or brie)
2 tablespoons cream
1 teaspoon coarse grain mustard
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Generously brush the base and sides of an oven-proof ramekin (1 cup capacity) with a little melted butter. Cut a circle of bread to fit the ramekin base. Cut the other slice into 4 triangles and line the sides with these “sails”. Insert cheese along sides. Carefully break in the egg. Combine cream, mustard, salt and black pepper and spoon over the egg. Bake 12–15 minutes until golden and cheese has melted.
(Optional: Add chopped herbs such as chives, chervil and parsley or replace cheese with chopped bacon or smoked salmon pieces)