Take a saucepan and fill with enough cold water to just cover the eggs. Bring to boil. If using an Aga plan 24 hours in advance. When water is boiling ,gently lower eggs into water and start timer. Keep at a rolling boil until eggs are done to your preference. Approx 3 mins for soft and 8 mins for hard.
Remove pan from heat, lift egg from pan and serve in an attractive egg cup.
Make marmite soldiers for that extra special touch.