This recipe appeared in the New York Times Magazine in 1985, and my mother has been making them for us ever since. Topped with herbs — parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme — melted gruyère and a few splashes of Tabasco, these perfectly soft-cooked eggs are such a treat.
Eggs in Clouds We separate the egg white and yolk in this recipe, but end up using both! Whip the whites, then add cheese chives and bacon for the "clouds" and bake until sturdy. Then, use the yolks in the well.