A perfect dish to serve up to youngsters
8oz plain flour seasoned with salt 3 tbls cold water 4oz butter 1 1/2 lbs sausage meat or skinned sausages A tin drained chopped tomatoes Tablespoon of mixed herbs 4oz strong cheese Salad to garnish
This recipe is quick and easy, especially if you use a frozen short crust pastry. You will need an oven proof dish of about 8 or 10 inches.
Make the pastry by rubbing 4oz of butter into 8oz of slightly salted plain flour. Once the flour looks like breadcrumbs, add one tablespoon of cold water at a time until a dough has formed.
Place the dough on to a floured worktop and roll it out to fit the dish. Turn the oven on to gas mark 6 ( 200°c, 400°f).
Take your sausages or sausage meat and form it gently to shape on a floured surface and then place it over the pastry.
Drain the juice from a can of chopped tomatoes and spoon them over the sausage. Sprinkle over some mixed herbs and place in the bottom of the oven for about 30 minutes (this keeps the pastry base crisp).
Remove from the oven and sprinkle a good layer of cheese over the top of the tomatoes and return to the top shelf for a further 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and browned.
Serve with salad and lashings of tomato sauce. If you are lucky to have any slices left over they are delicious for picnics and packed lunches.