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Country cottage flan



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  • 1/2 cup plain wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup plain white flour
  • 50 g margarine
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream
  • 2 cups mashed potato
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


1. Sift flours into bowl and rub in margarine with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

2. Mix in enough water to make a firm pastry (or mix flour and margarine in food processor, then add just enough water so that pastry clings together).

3. Roll pastry out and line a lightly greased 24 cm flan tin or pie plate. Trim edges. Prick pastry with a fork.

4. Bake pastry at 200°C for 7 minutes.

5. Place Filling ingredients in large bowl and mix well.

6. Spoon Filling into flan shell.

7. Bake at 200°C for 30–40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serve* with salad of choice.

Main ingredient:
Potato, Cheese
Dinner, Lunch


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