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Welsh Pie

ingredients

300 g (12 oz) shortcrust pastry
4 eggs
2 tbsp (25 g) 1 oz butter, melted
450 (1 lb) leeks
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons top of milk

method

Roll out the pastry and use half to line a large pie plate.

2. Top and tail the leeks and wash thoroughly.

3. Slice into 2.5 cm (1 in) lengths and cook in boiling salted water for 5 minutes.

4. Drain well and allow to cool.

5. Arrange the leeks in the pie, make four hollows in the leeks with the back of a spoon, then break an egg into each depression. Season well.

6. Mix the butter with 1 tablespoon of the milk and pour over the leeks.

7. Put on the pastry lid, making a few vents, glaze with the rest of the milk and bake at 200°C, 400°F, mark 6 for 35 minutes until the pastry is golden and the filling cooked through.

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