Monday, April 26, 2010

Cheese Pie

I found this one in IKEA yesterday in their food section. Firstly I never knew D'aim bars were swedish. Guess you learn something new everyday.

Anyways, this is a simple enough recipe and it's quite tasty. You don't need many ingredients and you can improvise if you like.

What ya need:
300 g of plain white flour (recipe recommends wholemeal, doesn't matter really)
140g of butter
3 tbsp of water
4 eggs
150ml cream (I used milk instead, not as nice, but can be substituted)
Spring onion, dill, onions (some, not all needed)
Ground Black Pepper
300g of grated Brannvinsost Snaps-cheese from IKEA

Add the butter to a mixing bowl, sift the flour into the bowl, then add the 3 table-spoons of water and mix quickly into a single ball of dough. To make the dough extra tasty I added dried basil and ground black pepper into the mix and the mixed it thoroughly. Wrap it in cling flim and leave in the fridge for 30 mins.

Put a bit of flour on your countertop and remove your dough ball from the fridge. Roll it out into the shape of the tin you'll be putting it in. Grease your tin with either butter or olive oil. Ensure there is no holes or cracks in the dough when you put in your tin. With a fork poke holes in the dough so as to let steam escape. Place your tin with the dough in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 175°C.

In another mixing bowl, add your eggs, grated cheese and finely chopped onions or spring onions. Add some dill for taste. I also added some mustard here (Dave's Insanity Mustard from, 1 or 2 teaspoons should be enough. Mix it all up thoroughly. Take the tin out of the oven, add your mix and put it all back in the oven for another 25-30 mins at 175°C again.

Remove, slice up, garnish with a little sprig of dill and serve hot. Serves about 2 people.