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Flamiche means ‘cake’ in Flemish and this dish originates from northern France, near the border with Belgium. It has a puff-pastry crust filled with cheese and vegetables and resembles a quiche. The traditional French filling is with leeks and cream. There is also a pizza-like version of flamiche, which is without the top crust of the pie. For a southern French twist, try the thin crusty pissaladière which is topped with anchovies, onions and olives.

For the pastry

900g plain flour
340g chilled unsalted butter
or lard, diced
3 egg yolks
6-8 tbsp ice-cold water
1 beaten egg for glazing
5 young, fresh leeks, washed, split lengthways and sliced
3 tbsp butter
250g Wensleydale cheese, crumbled into small pieces
250g smoked bacon, cut into cubes and sautéed (optional)
6 egg yolks
600ml single cream
2 pinches of grated nutmeg
leaves from 10 sprigs (80g) of fresh tarragon, chopped

To make the pastry, put the flour and salt in a bowl and rub in the fat lightly but thoroughly with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Work in the egg yolk and enough cold water to form a dough (this can all be done in a food processor, if you prefer). Leave to rest for 30 minutes in the fridge, then roll the pastry out thinly on a floured work surface to about 2mm thickness. Line a baking tray to a depth of about 2cm, prick the pastry with a fork, brush the edges with beaten egg to glaze, then put back in the fridge to chill.

Preheat the oven to 190C/gas mark 5. In a pan, cook the leeks in the butter until just soft (about five minutes) then allow to cool. Put the cheese, bacon, eggs, cream, nutmeg and tarragon in a bowl and mix well. Add the leeks and season with a little salt and pepper. Pour into the prepared pastry case (you will not need to blind-bake the pastry) and bake until puffed and lightly golden on the surface. Cut into squares while still warm and serve.


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