Dad's cheese and onion pie

    50 min

    The secret is in the pastry! If lard is not your style then it can be substituted with butter or margarine. It is simple & delicious!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 170g plain flour
    • pinch of salt
    • ¼ tsp baking powder
    • 90g lard
    • water to mix
    • 225g finely chopped onion
    • 60g grated cheese
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • 30g butter
    • seasoning

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in lard and mix to a stiff paste with the water.
    2. Boil the onions in a little water until tender, then strain.
    3. Roll out half the pastry and line the pie dish with it. Place in the onions. Scatter cheese on top. Season with salt and pepper. Dot over butter. Add milk.
    4. Roll out remaining pastry and fix to top of pie. Make 2 sharp cuts on top of pie. Brush over with egg. Bake in moderate oven for 20 – 25 minutes

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    im very new to baking, can anyone please tell me what size baking tray please.  -  04 Oct 2013


    made this pie today,i added a finely chopped spring onion as well for extra tasted delicious.very easy recipe.thanks for posting it, ive put it in my favourite cook book.  -  08 Aug 2013


    Easy  -  04 Jan 2013