Required: A quarter of a pound of spaghetti. Four hard-boiled eggs. An ounce of grated cheese. An ounce of butter. Salt and pepper. About a gill of white sauce.

Boil the spaghetti till it is just tender in boiling, salted water, and then drain it well.

Thickly butter a fireproof dish (or, failing that, a pie dish), put in a layer of spaghetti, then one of slices of hard-boiled egg. and dust these with salt and pepper. Next put in some more spaghetti, then slices of egg, and so on till the dish is full, ending with spaghetti. Pour the white sauce over this, sprinkle the cheese on it, and put the rest of the butter in little lumps on the top.

Bake it in a quick oven for ten minutes, and serve it in the dish in which it was cooked. Cost, 1od.