Normally when Friday morning rolls around I start to clear out my fridge in preparation for the big weekend shop. I like to see what ingredients I can use up and make something different out of and today I made this easy savoury pie adapted from an old recipe I found in a magazine.
I think it's a great recipe to have on standby for a lazy weekend brunch....
1 pkt shortcrust pastry
A handful of broccoli florets (I used frozen ones)
4 or 5 rashers or any left over ham/bacon you need to use up.
100g grated mature cheddar cheese to flavour
Chopped spring onions
1 tbsp of cream or creme fraiche.
Roll out the pastry in a circular shape and place on a lined baking sheet.Whisk eggs and cream together in a jug. Fry the rashers on a pan with a good dollop of butter.You can use oil if you wish but I prefer the butter!
Boil the broccoli florets in a pot for about 5 mins until they soften a little, but do not overdo as they will turn into mush
.Add your fried bacon and broccoli to the whisked eggs and cream. Chop some spring onions finely and add these in also. Pour all the mixture into the centre of the pastry circle and fold up the edges to make a slight wrap over the filling. Scatter the grated cheddar cheese over the top.
Bake in a 180c oven for 30 mins until golden and set
Serve on its own or with a big mixed salad for a more substantial lunch:)
I made this size pie which would serve about three people from one sheet of pastry in the pack.Just increase the quantities as you need them for a larger gathering.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend :)