I went a bit The Good Cook mad when I planned my meals for this week...not that that is a bad thing...I like his style and most of the recipes from his last series were things I would try...and so after the success of the tattie soup Tuesday night I clicked through to the recipe for Cheese and Onion Pie.
I'll admit right now...I didn't make my own pastry...I bought a block of ready made shortcrust pastry...I have no shame in it...have you seen the price of butter???
So...readymade pastry at hand I cooked up the onions, grated the cheese and assembled. The preparation part was pretty easy...the putting it together part...not so much. I found it really difficult using pastry in my cake pan...I found it difficult to get the top on properly...let alone seal it with the back of a fork....but...in the end....it turned out pretty good...nothing like the picture on the website...but pretty good.
I also substituted Red Leicester cheese (that was about as "regional" it got on the internet shop selection)...which doesn't seem to get overly gooey in the oven and still has a sharpness to it.
The pie tasted great...and the couple of slices we managed to leave were excellent cold today from the fridge.