How to make it

  • Melt butter, brush each layer of pastry, fold each layer over in half, layer pastry, one folded piece on top of the other to give eight layers. Place pie plate (base measuers 9") unside down on layered pastry; using plate as a guide, cut around plate making circle 1 " larger than plate. Lift all layers of pastry into plate carefully, leave pastry standing up around edge of plate.
  • Trim ends from leeks, leave about 1 " of the green tops, slice leeks finely, wash well under cold running water, drain well. Melt extra butter in pan, add leeks and crushed garlic, cook about 5 minutes over low heat until leeks are just tender. Add sieved cheese, cream and lightly beaten eggs, mix well; season with pepper. Pour mixture into pastry case, bake in 350 oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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