This is a family recipe that uses the pasty trimmings when you have finished making your pie or flan cases. It can be shortcrust or flaky pastry and as big or as small as you have pastry left over. The 'dead fly' refers to the dried fruit that shows slightly through the pastry as it is rolled out. Absolutely no real flies!!!
Serve warm with ice cream, as a pudding to your main pie or flan. Today, instead of rolling the Dead fly pie flat, I rolled it up like a Swiss roll and cooked it in a crescent. This worked quite nicely but the 'Dead Flies' were hidden inside!
It is handy to cook it placed on the butter or margarine wrapper as it tends to stick.
I made the mam,s special cheese and potato pie it was delish thank you - 25 Jan 2017