Good morning Happy Tuesday ….

I hope everyone is well, enjoying the sunshine and getting out for a bit of exercise.I would like you all to try out this recipe with help or on your own.There are lots of different elements (parts) to it. So you can definitely do some part of it. when making this you will be practicing many skills.:

Rubbing in/Chopping/Weighing/baking/Cracking Eggs/Whisking/Rolling pastry/ Grating/Using The Oven….

Make sure you have all the ingredients and equipment you need before you start. Dont forget to wash your hands ,put your apron on and tie back your hair,just like we do in Home Economics Class when were in school.

take two good hand fulls of plain flour (300g )and half packet of margarine (150g)
Place both ingredients in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper to season
rub together using your finger tips until it looks like breadcrumbs
add 100 mls cold water More if needed
using your hand bring the mixture together in a ball.
wrap the dough in cling film
place in the fridge to relax..over night if possible, but not necessary
I am using a 9 inch dish today,but whatever you have is fine.
remove from the fridge and roll out onto a floured table
place onto dish,making sure to push into the sides
pierce with a fork to prevent the pastry from rising.
place some grease proof paper or the paper off the margarine on the pastry to also prevent it from rising.
trim off the edges to leave it neat like this
place in a pre heated oven for approx 15 mins
remove from the oven and remove the paper.This is called blind baking.
grate the cheese
place the cheese on top of the cooled pastry
mix together 4/5 eggs depending on size and 300 ml milk
season with salt and pepper
place on top of the Cheese what ever fillings you like.I put in onion,tomato,mushrooms and ham,then pour the egg and milk on top and gently mix .
bake at 200 degrees for 40 min.. check that the filling is set and springy !!
this will give 6/8 portions
Enjoy for lunch with some salad like I have here or for a main meal of the day with a baked potato.

Please add to your diary that I have asked you to keep,the skills you practiced when making this dish or helped to make.