- 350g/12oz cooked turkey, cut into strips
While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…
- 140g thickly sliced cooked ham, cut into strips
- 175g frozen pea
A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…
- 50g butter, plus a little extra for greasing the dish
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 50g plain flour
- 600ml milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- 3 tbsp medium sherry
- 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
- 100g cheddar, grated
Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…
- 50g chopped mixed nut, such as hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts
Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6/fan oven 180C. Mix the turkey, ham and frozen peas in a buttered ovenproof dish.
To make the sauce, put the butter, flour and milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil, whisking all the time, until the sauce is thickened and smooth. Stir in the sherry and mustard, season to taste and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in half the cheese.
To finish the dish, pour the sauce over the ingredients in the dish. Mix the remaining cheese with the nuts and sprinkle on top. At this point, you can keep the bake in the fridge up to 5 hours, or freeze it. When ready, bake for 25-35 minutes until the topping is golden and the sauce is bubbling.