Beat the herbs into the butter and season with pepper and a little salt. Spread this on the pastry bottom. Cut the hard-boiled eggs in quarters and arrange them on the butter to cover it. Beat the raw eggs well with the cream and pepper and salt and pour over the hard-boiled eggs.
Bake at 350° F., gas mark 4, for 20 minutes or until egg mixture is just set and nicely brown on top. Serve