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A lovely delicate cheese and onion flavour that is universally loved by children and is a very ‘British’ flavour. Can be eaten hot or cold. Is great cold for picnics or pack lunch, or just warmed slightly with a salad. Very ‘more’ish’.
Category: Main Dish
Prep Time: 0 min(s)
Cook Time: 20 min(s)
Recipe Type: Public
Posted By: ISC
Posted On: May 04, 2021
Number of Servings:
- 1 - Egg
- 1 1/2 ounces - Cheddar Cheese, grated
- 1 - Onion, finely chopped
- 1 pounds - Plain Flour
- 1 pinchs - Salt & Pepper To taste
- 1/2 pints - Milk
- 1 ounces - Butter
- 1 pounds - Self Rising Flour
- 4 ounces - Margarine
- 4 ounces - Lard
- 1 pinchs - Salt
- 6 tablespoons - Very Cold Water (Only 6 T)
Rub Lard and Marg with the flour to create Breadcrumbs with tips of fingers.
Mix in 1 tablespoon (15g) of sugar if need for sweet pastry - (My Mum only uses sweet pastry for Christmas mince pies!)
Sprinkle very cold water over top - cut in with metal knife.
Bring together gently. (Underworked is crumbly, overworked is rubbery).
Roll out carefully. Rest to avoid shrinkage. Let pastry fall over rim of flan dish and trim after baking to avoid shrinkage.
(If Blind Baking the pastry with ceramic beads/beans - 190 degrees for 12-15 mins. This is not needed for this recipe but also works well)
Make White Sauce, add milk slowly, then Cool.
Add beaten egg, grated cheese, Onion chopped finely - pour into pastry case.
Bake 200°C or Gas Mark6 for 20 mins