Recipe: Leek and Pea Flan

If you’re looking for a delicious filling meal then look no further! Although the cold winter months are firmly behind us I’m still not quite ready for lots of summer salads just yet. For me a flan like this, filled with lovely fresh green leeks and peas is just the thing for a special lunch with other mums from Freddie’s playgroup, perhaps with some new potatoes or freshly baked crusty bread.

Ingredients

● 450 g leeks, trimmed, sliced and washed

● 100g fresh or frozen peas (not tinned, those are horrid in this recipe)

● 150 ml milk

● 150 g natural yogurt

● 3 eggs

● 175 g plain wholemeal flour

● 100 g Cheddar cheese, grated

● 75 g butter

● 23 cm (9”) flan dish

Method

● Pre-heat your oven to 190C.

● Cook the leeks and peas in a little salted water in a tightly covered medium saucepan until tender. Drain well.

● Puree ½ of the mixture together with the milk and yogurt in a blender or food processor. Stir in the remaining leeks and peas being careful not to break them up.

● Beat two of the eggs into the puree and season to taste. Lightly beat the remaining egg in a small bowl.

● Put the flour and half the cheese in a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then bind together with the remaining egg.

● Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line the flan dish. Pour in the leek and pea mixture.

● Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Bake at 190C for 50-55 minutes until the top is golden brown.

● Serve with potatoes or crusty bread. Enjoy!

What’s your favourite food to make at this time of year? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to know!

*Recipe featured in Bustle & Sew Magazine. Find out more HERE.

2 Comments

Mmmmmm sounds delish, thank you! Is this similar to what we call a quiche? We serve them for breakfasts, brunches, lunches too.

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