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Cheesy Asparagus Flan

This asparagus flan recipe is delicious hot or cold and makes a great centre piece for a picnic.
 
 

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Enough shortcrust pastry to line an 8 inch flan dish
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g Cheddar cheese
  • 100g Red Leicester or similar cheese
  • 200g green asparagus
  • Handful fresh parsley or chives, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
 

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190 C / Gas Mark 5 / 375 F. Roll out the pastry and line an 8 inch flan tin.

    If you want, you can bake it blind. Cover pastry with a sheet of grease-proof paper and then fill with baking beads or equivalent. Bake for 15 minutes.

  2. Wash the asparagus thoroughly to remove any grit and chop into 5cm chunks.

  3. Steam lightly for 5 minutes, then drain well.

  4. Grate the cheeses.

  5. Beat together the cream and the eggs. Add the herbs, salt and pepper, with the mustard (if using).

  6. Put half of each cheese into the cream mixture.

  7. Arrange the asparagus spears in the flan dish and pour the cream mixture on top. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

  8. Bake for about 35 minutes (this depends on your oven), until the egg mixture is risen and set.


 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

About 1 hour
 

Notes & Variations on Cheesy Asparagus Flan

Delicious hot, cold or warm. Makes a great picnic dish, if the weather's warm enough.

 
 
 

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