Leek and cheese envelope (MoF)

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Leek and cheese envelope (MoF)
Leek and cheese envelope (MoF)
Ministry of Food Cookery calendar - 1951
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:260
Ready in:45 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:40 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2013

"Housekeeping's most important secret nowadays is to know how to make best use of the foods available. Here are some practical suggestions for improving your inside knowledge without undue expense." Ministry of food Cookery Calendar - April..May 1951


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  1. Cut the leeks in half lenghtwise, then in half again and wash very thoroughly.
  2. Cook in boiling salted water for 10 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Make the sauce, add the leeks and all but 1 tablespoon of the cheese; set aside to cool.
  4. Roll out the pastry into a 10" square and spread the leek mixture over the centre
  5. Damp the edges of the pastry and close together to form an envelope
  6. Brush the top with milk, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake in a hot oven (220° C - 425° F - Gas 7) for 25-30 minutes

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