This is a family recipe and my husbands favourite. The pastry is simple and forgiving.


  • Pastry

  • 300g Plain Flour

  • 125g Unsalted butter chilled and chopped

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 egg yolk + extra to brush over pastry

  • Filling

  • 200g diced/thinnly sliced lean ham

  • 300g mozzarella cheese (grated or sliced)

  • 2 eggs beaten

  • 4 tblsp grated parmesan

  • Equipment

  • 1 x 30cm x 20cm baking tray


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Combine flour, butter and eggs in a food processor/beater until a smooth dough is formed.

  • 3.

    Remove dough and divide in half.

  • 4.

    Create a disc with each half, cover with plastic wrap and refridgerate for at least 1 hr.

  • 5.

    When chilled roll each disc into a rectangle that will fit your baking tray.

  • 6.

    Preheat oven to 220C

  • 7.

    Line tray with 1 sheet of pastry and prick the pastry with a fork.

  • 8.

    Scatter ham over base, covering all of the pastry.

  • 9.

    Scatter the cheese over the ham layer

  • 10.

    Pour beaten eggs over cheese and then sprinkle parmesan and season with black pepper.

  • 11.

    Place 2nd pastry sheet on the top and seal edges

  • 12.

    Brush top with beaten egg and sprinkle pine nuts on top

  • 13.

    Bake for 20 -25 mins or until golden brown

  • 14.

    Serve warm with a garden/green leaf salad


To reduce fat content use low fat mozzarella.
Remove ham and add tomatoes for a vegetarian version

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