Well I’m off to KL tomorrow, 13 hour flight from London Stansted with Air Asia. Hopefully should not be too bad.
For the last three weeks I have been in England catching up with old friends, which is always nice. One of my friends, Dora, will only let me stay with her if I make he a Cheese ‘n’ Onion pie. This dish seems very popular with most continental Europeans and even with my American friends. I think that it is a very English dish and they are not used to savoury pies.
Anyway it is very easy to make. All you need is some (say three quarters of a pound) mature farmhouse cheddar cheese (If you are state side use Canadian cheese , because what you call cheddar over there is more like some form of tasteless plastic); two large onions, and some shortbread pastry.
For the short bread pastry either use a mix if you are lazy, or make it using the following method/ ingredients:
8oz plain flour, ½ tsp salt, , 2½oz butter, 2½oz lard (use marg if you are a veggie). Put in a mixing bowl and slowly add water and bring it together by using a knife. Once it is a nice texture roll half of it out with a pin, and cover the bottom of a plate.
Next (during; whatever) boil the onions for about 4 mins to get rid of the bite. Grate the cheddar cheese. Add the cheese and onions in layers to the pastry covered plate. Roll out the rest of the short crust pastry and cover. Brush the pastry with milk. put a few slits in the top with a knife and then bake for 25 mins at about 200 degrees centigrade.