- 100g butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 2 leeks, chopped
Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…
- 3 carrots, chopped
The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…
- 3 parsnips, chopped
The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise - it looks just…
- ½ celeriac, chopped
The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…
- 200g plain flour
- 500ml hot chicken or vegetable stock
- 400g cooked ham, cut into chunky slices from a joint, then shredded
- 200g tub low-fat crème fraîche
- 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large frying pan, chop the remaining butter into small chunks and put in the fridge. Add the leeks, carrots, parsnips and celeriac to the pan with a splash of water, season, cover with a lid and cook for 10-15 mins, stirring now and then, until the veg is beginning to soften.
Stir in 2 tbsp plain flour, then add the stock bit by bit, stirring as you go, until all incorporated and smooth. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20 mins until the vegetables are tender.
Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 6. Add the ham, all but 2 tbsp of the crème fraîche, and the mustard, season with plenty of black pepper and transfer to an ovenproof baking dish. Put the remaining butter and flour in a bowl and season. Rub together with your fingers to a fine crumbly texture. Add the remaining crème fraîche and mix with a cutlery knife until the crumble clumps together in places. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the filling, then bake for 35-40 mins until crispy and golden on top.