Line the bottom of a saucepan with a kitchen towel. Fill the pan with enough water to come just below the rim of the coddlers. Place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.Advertisement
Butter the insides of each coddler. Pour 1/2 teaspoon heavy cream in each. Add one egg; season with salt and pepper. Screw on lids tightly. Carefully place egg coddlers into boiling water.
Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 4 minutes. Turn off heat, cover pan, and let stand for 6 to 7 minutes. Remove coddlers from water, unscrew lids, and serve immediately.