About this recipe:This makes a flan with 18cm diameter. If you want to make a larger flan, use more onion and extra eggs.
225g (8 oz) wholemeal flour
1 pinch salt
100g (4 oz) vegetable fat, such as Trex®
cold water to mix
2 large onions
50g (2 oz) butter
225g (8 oz) cottage cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 small tomato, sliced
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:45min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
For the pastry sift flour and salt in a mixing bowl and rub in fat until consistency is like breadcrumbs. Add water a spoonful at a time until a firm dough forms. Line a 18cm (7 in) flan tin with pastry and bake blind for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
Turn oven temperature down to 160 C / Gas 3.
Prepare the filling. Slice onions and cook in butter until soft, but not brown. Mix cheese, onion and beaten eggs and pour into flan case. Season and arrange tomato slices on top. Bake for 30 minutes.