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Recipe for family meals :

Leek and Cheese Flan

This recipe comes from the web site of Debbie and Trev Jones who live in Birmingham, England and have put their website together in the hope of finding find out about their Jones ancestors from the UK. The Jones ancestry dates back to 1775 and Cardiganshire, Wales. It follows their forefathers journey to Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan and some of the achievements they made, particularly in the world of professional football, for over fifty years. Although Jones is a common name, this is by no means a common family.

This is one of the Welsh recipes from their site for you to enjoy. If you would like to take a look at their web site it is


10 oz shortcrust pastry
2 large leeks
Oil or butter to saute the leeks
3 large eggs
3 fl oz milk
3 fl oz soured cream
A pinch of salt
6 oz cheddar cheese
Ground nutmeg


  • Set oven to 400°F or Mark6.
  • Line a 9 inch flan tin with the pastry.
  • Slice the washed leeks and saute them in a pan until they are just soft; season with black pepper and cool.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, soured cream and a pinch of salt and then add half the cheese and the leeks to this mixture.
  • Pour into the flan case and sprinkle the remainder of the cheese over the top.
  • Grate some nutmeg over, place on a pre-heated baking sheet in the oven and bake for 1/2 an hour until golden brown.

Serves 4

Debbie and Trev Jones