Ingredients for Country Vegetable Flan:
- 6 oz shortcrust pastry (made with wholemeal flour works best)
- 1 large carrot
- 1 leek
- 2 oz (56 g) each of cooked broad beans, peas and sweetcorn
- 1 oz (28 g) butter
- 1 oz (28 g) plain flour
- ½ pint (285 ml) full or semi-skimmed milk
- 4 oz (112 g) mature cheddar cheese, grated
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- Salt and pepper
Method for Country Vegetable Flan:
- Roll out the pastry and use it to line a 8″ (20.5 cm) flan dish or tin.
- Prick the bottom of the case with a fork. Cover the base with a circle of greased paper and put bread crusts or hard beans on the paper.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 6 (400°F/200°C) for about 20 minutes. Remove from the flan dish or ring, discard the paper and beans 5 minutes before the flan case has finished cooking.
- Make the filling by slicing the carrot and leek, then cook separately in boiling water until tender, drain.
- Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually blend in the milk then heat, stirring until thickened.
- Add 3 oz (84 g) of the grated cheese, the mustard, vegetables, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Turn into the flan case and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- Place under a pre-heated moderate grill until the cheese is bubbling.
- Serve hot.
This Country Vegetable Flan Recipe serves 4. Consider using a cheese pastry as an alternative.
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