- Associated Press - Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day is, of course, the day you serve the hardworking mom in your life a delicious breakfast in bed. And these baked eggs are a fantastic — and easy — way to do that.

If you aren’t inclined to serve them in bed, they are just as at home on the brunch table. Accompany them with fruit salad and buttered toast for dipping.

MOTHER’S DAY EGGS EN COCOTTE

Start to finish: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

4 tablespoons heavy cream, divided

4 tablespoons shredded prosciutto

4 eggs

4 tablespoons herbed chevre (soft goat cheese)

Ground black pepper

¼ cup chopped fresh tomato

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Arrange four 4-ounce ramekins in a baking dish. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil.

Pour ½ tablespoon of cream into the bottom of each ramekin. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the shredded prosciutto into each, then top with an egg. Top each egg with 1 tablespoon of the goat cheese and another ½ tablespoon of the cream. Sprinkle each lightly with pepper.

Pour enough boiling water into the baking dish around the ramekins to come halfway up the sides of the dishes, being careful not to get any in the ramekins.

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