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Shropshire Blue and Watercress Flan    Veg  HT  CD  English  75mins


Serves 4    Hot  Cold  Vegetarian  England  British  Europe



175g/6oz Shortcrust Pastry

150g/+5oz Shropshire Blue Cheese rind removed and sliced

2 Eggs, beaten

150ml/5fl.oz. Milk

1 small Onion, chopped

50g/2oz Watercress, chopped




1. Pre-heat oven to 200C, 400F,  Gas mark 6. Roll out the pastry and use to line a 20 cm/8inch flan tin. Line with greaseproof paper, fill with baking beans and bake for 15 minutes.


2. Reduce the oven temperature to 180C, 350F, gas mark 4 and take the partly baked pastry case from the oven. Remove the baking beans and greaseproof paper then place the cheese slices on the base of the flan case. Set aside.


3. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and milk, then add the onion and watercress and mix well.


4. Pour the egg mixture over the cheese in the flan case and bake for 40 minutes or until set. Serve hot or cold.



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