Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Kent Lent Pie

Kent Lent Pie
On Sunday I decided to look for an alternative to the "usual" sponge pudding - zzz and came across two or three I fancied but this one required no additional shopping for ingredients!
To be fair its not the best of puddings I've baked and dh is gamely joining in with munching his way through it but the lads took one sample bite sized piece and announced they'd rather go without!!
My brother had called round and stayed for dinner, so got trapped into eating some - with custard - but couldn't be persuaded to take half home!! We're down to the last pieces now - I hate waste and throwing food away, and while its not the best of puddings, there isn't anything "wrong" with it and it might just appeal to someone??

175g plain flour
150g butter
100ml milk
25g ground rice
50g sugar
2 eggs
1/4tspn grated nutmeg
25g dried fruit
(I sprinkled some toasted almonds atop just because .. )
Make the pastry with flour, salt and rub in 75g butter and cold water sufficient to bind the mixture to a dough, leave, then roll out to line an 8" flan tin.
Bake blind at 200c/400f/gast6 for 10-15mins
Meanwhile, put the milk and rice in a pan and bring to the boil, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens.  Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool.
When the mixture is cold, cream the remaining butter and sugar together until pale an fluffy.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add nutmeg and rice mixture.
Mix together and pour into the flan case.
Sprinkle the dried fruits - eg currants
Bake at gas 5 as before, for 40-45mins until firm to the touch and golden brown, serve pie warm.

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