There followed a demonstration on making rich shortcrust pastry and individual cases and a flan case
were baked in the oven.
FOR THE FLAN CASE
: 75g butter 8-10 digestive biscuits, crushed FOR THE FILLING AND DECORATION: 397ml can full-fat condensed milk 150ml double cream Zest and juice of 2 lemons Selection of fruit, to decorate
Line the flan case
with foil, fill with baking beans and bake in a preheated oven, 200degC (400degF), Gas Mark 6, for about 15 minutes until the pastry has begun to form a slight crust.
Whisk together eggs, cream, milk, laverbread and seasoning and pour into the flan case
. Sprinkle over the bacon, cockles, cheese and seasoning and return to the oven at the same temperature for 30 minutes or until set.
For the milk chocolate tart: 300g shortcrust pastry 20g butter 200g milk chocolate 150ml single cream 50ml full-cream milk A pinch of Maldon salt 11/2 fresh, free-range eggs, beaten For the dark chocolate sauce: 150g bitter chocolate, broken into small pieces; 50ml double cream; 1 tbsp golden syrup; a small knob of butter; a pinch Maldon salt For the white chocolate ganache: 210g white chocolate, broken into small pieces 100ml double cream A pinch of Maldon salt Extras: 1x 8" tart or flan case
Baking beans A little cocoa for dusting Method: For the chocolate sauce, whisk the ingredients together in a bowl set over gently simmering water until it becomes smooth and glossy.
Cover the bottom of the flan case
with the onions, add the chopped watercress then pour over the cheese and egg mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the flan case
and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan.
To blind bake you must make a circle of parchment slightly larger than the flan case
. Then raw rice or dried beans are used to weigh down the pastry.
Beat the cheese, egg yolk and soured cream together, then pour into the flan case
. Cook on LOW for 6 minutes or until set.
Place the fish and courgettes in the bottom of the flan case
and sprinkle over the cheese.
Roll out the pastry into a deep flan case
or a pasty ring, let the pastry overlap the edges, line it with cling film and fill with baking beans, bake for 15 minutes at 175 C
Spoon into the cooked flan case
and carefully place in the oven.