Well. It’s Pie Month again. Where better to find a suitable pie than in the classic Make A Meal Of Cheese? Yes, the recipe book that gave us the abject horror of the Hollow Cheese Loaf. Good idea. There’s no way that could go wrong. Here’s the instructions:
Careful reading of this recipe (I did not read it carefully) reveals that this is less a pie and more a savoury bread and butter pudding mutant. Easy to assemble, incredibly appetising to look at before it was cooked (a pudding basin full of soggy bread and milk), it took longer to cook than the recipe suggests and was subject to a number of removals from the oven during which I prodded it and wondered aloud whether it was cooked. Eventually I decided it was, partly because the top had started to burn and partly because I was hungry/ drunk. Served up it lost any shape it may have had, and was troubling in texture. In taste it was not so bad – I’d used decent seed bread, and the mustard and cheese were good, but overall, it was just a little odd.
Crusted by Alix