Country cottage flan

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Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Vegetarian

Ingredients.

Ingredients

Pastry

1/2 cup plain wholemeal flour

1/2 cup plain white flour

50 g margarine

3 tablespoons water

Filling

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup low-fat cottage cheese

1/2 teaspoon basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup light sour cream

2 cups mashed potato

3 shallots, finely chopped

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Method

1. Sift flours into bowl and rub in margarine with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

2. Mix in enough water to make a firm pastry (or mix flour and margarine in food processor, then add just enough water so that pastry clings together).

3. Roll pastry out and line a lightly greased 24 cm flan tin or pie plate. Trim edges. Prick pastry with a fork.

4. Bake pastry at 200°C for 7 minutes.

5. Place Filling ingredients in large bowl and mix well.

6. Spoon Filling into flan shell.

7. Bake at 200°C for 30–40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serve* with salad of choice.