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Crunchy blue cheese flan

Serves 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

"This is a seriously tasty flan with the added crunch of walnuts. It's a great luncheon dish served with a crisp lettuce salad. It's also great served cold."

Ingredients

Method

  • 2 sheets of frozen savoury short pastry
  • 4 slices of shaved ham
  • 100g triangle of blue vein cheese
  • 1/2 cup of roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of low fat Greek yoghurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
View the method
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Thaw the pastry and roll to fit a 23cm flan tin.
  3. Bake blind at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove paper and beans/rice etc and return to oven for 3 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. Assemble the rest just before baking.
  6. Roughly chop the ham and sprinkle over the base of the pastry.
  7. Beat the yoghurt, eggs and flour together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Mash the blue vein cheese. If it's too stiff add some of the yoghurt mix.
  9. Dot this on top of the ham.
  10. Sprinkle the walnuts on top of the blue vein cheese.
  11. Gently pour the yoghurt mix over the walnuts etc. making sure the walnuts are covered.
  12. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until set.
  13. Remove from oven and stand for 10 minutes.
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