Choose two individual gratin or egg dishes and thoroughly butter them inside. Crack two eggs into each dish and spoon a tablespoon of cream over each egg. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle a wreath of grated cheese around each egg, over the white. Place in a moderate oven (180°C., 350°F., Gas Mark 4) and bake for 15–20 minutes. The whites should be set and the yolks still soft.