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#Cheese flan – Easy peasy and really cheesy

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Last night Daughter No 1 came home hungry and tired. It had been raining all day and even though she was indoors and dry, the day’s work had got to her.

“I wish I could have a cheese pie , ” she said knowing all too well that I’d take the bait.

And I quickly opened up Margeurite Patten’s  “Cookery in Colour” to look for a suitable recipe. Here’s my version of her cheese flan.

#Cheese flan - Easy peasy and really cheesy
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Continental
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 4- 6 persons
An easy to make cheese pie that is a crowd pleaser . Ideal as a tea time snack or a side that will be the star attraction
  • Ingredients for the pastry:
  • 100 g plain flour(maida)
  • 65 g butter
  • 65 g grated cheese
  • 1egg yolk
  • A pinch of Salt
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper ( chilli powder)
  • A pinch of Dry mustard powder
  • Ingredients for the filling:
  • 100 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g grated cheese
  1. To make the pastry :
  2. Sieve the flour in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix well
  4. Add the grated butter and rub till mixture resembles dried breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the grated cheese and mix well.
  6. Add the egg yolk and gently bind together till it becomes a ball of dough.
  7. To make the pie or flan:
  8. Lightly grease an 8" flan tray or pie dish .
  9. Roll out the pastry about ½"-1/4 " thick and line the greased flan tray/pie dish.
  10. In a mixing bowl beat the eggs and whisk in the milk. Add the grated cheese and gently pour into the prepared pie dish.
  11. Put in the centre of a hot oven ( heated at 150 C ) for 5 mins. Then lower the heat till 120C and allow to cook till set. You can turn the pie dish so that it is evenly browned.
  12. When the pie is done, it will be firm to the touch or slightly springy when touched.
  13. Remove from oven and loosen the flan. Cut into wedges and serve.

I personally don’t use flan trays because of previous disasters when the filling ran through. So I prefer using a Pyrex pie dish.

I also used regular Go cheese

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