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Cheese And Celery Flan

Ingredients
  Basic short crust pastry dough 1⁄2 Pound (Made From 1/2 Pound Flour)
  Celery stalks 3 , finely chopped
  Cheese 4 Ounce, grated
  Eggs 2
  Milk 1⁄2 Pint
  Prepared english mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

1) Dust flour over the working table and roll out the dough.
2) Using the rolled dough sheet line 8 inch flan ring and set on a baking sheet.
3) Pierce the bottom of the dough with a fork.
4) Preheat the oven to 375°F.

MAKING
5) Place the celery in the base of the pastry case.
6) Dredge with the cheese.
7) In a bowl, beat together eggs, milk, mustard and seasoning.
8) Spoon the egg mixture over the filling.
9) Bake in the pastry case oven for 35 minutes, until the filling is set.

FINALIZING
10) Allow to cool over a wire rack, to remove the flan ring.
11) If you wish to freeze the dish, then do so at this stage. Freeze the flan until firm.
12) Wrap the flan in foil and pack in freezer bag.
13) Seal, label and return to freezer.

SERVING
14) Serve hot with small mixed salad if desired.
15) If using the frozen flan, take off the wrapping and place on the baking sheet and allow to thaw for 4 hours.
16) Reheat in the preheated moderate oven for 25 minutes or until heated through.
17) Serve as mentioned in step 14.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Celery
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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