Cheese and Onion Pie

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Ingredients

  • For the cheese and onion pie:

  • 800g Cheddar cheese, Technique: Grate Shredding a large ingredient to produce small, evenly-sized morsels. You can grate ingredients using a grating disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please grated
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 large onions, peeled and Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped finely
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tbsp double cream
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • For the water crust pastry:

  • 675g plain flour
  • 255g unsalted butter
  • 250ml whole milk
  • Beaten egg yolk for glaze

Use imperial measurements

Method

How to make Cheese and Onion Pie

For the hot water crust pastry:

1. Warm a mixing bowl and sift in the flour. Make a well in the centre.

2. Heat the butter and the milk until just boiling and pour into the well in the flour. Mix quickly.

3. Continue mixing the pastry until the dough is smooth.

For the filling:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Divide the pastry into two balls, keeping one a little larger than the other.

2. Melt the butter in a pan and gently fry the onions on a low heat until soft, then leave to cool.

3. Mix the onions into a bowl with the Technique: Grate Shredding a large ingredient to produce small, evenly-sized morsels. You can grate ingredients using a grating disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please grated cheese, eggs, cream and the seasoning, and mix thoroughly with your fingers.

4. Roll out the larger ball of pastry into a lined greased baking tin. Tip the cheese and onion mixture into the pastry shell. Moisten the edges of the pastry and cover with the rolled-out top piece, crimping the edges together carefully.

5. Brush beaten egg over the top, make a hole in the middle and bake in the oven for 50 mins until golden brown and the cheese is bubbling from the hole.

Allow to cool before serving.