Required: Three or more new-laid eggs. A small tin of beans and tomato sauce. A little butter. (Sufficient for three persons.)

Well butter three scallop-shells, either the natural shells or those made of fireproof china. Break an egg into a cup, then slip it gently into a shell; put the shells on a baking-tin, keeping them upright with wads of papet. Bake them in a moderate oven until the eggs are lightly set. Meantime turn the beans and tomato sauce into a small pan and make them very hot; then when the eggs are cooked arrange them as a border round each shell.