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You will need a buttered oval gratin dish about 10" long.
Serves: 4
  • 1 kg potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly (I use the processor)
  • 100g Strong Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Knob of Butter
  • 200ml Full Fat Milk
  • 1 Bayleaf
  • 1 Small Onion
  1. Preheat the oven to 180c
  2. Put alternative layers of potato and cheese into the buttered dish, it will make about four layers, finishing with a layer of cheese. Grind over a little salt and plenty of black pepper.
  3. Cover the dish with baking paper and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  4. While it is cooking, peel and halve the onion and put this in a saucepan with the milk and the bayleaf.
  5. Heat very gently on a low heat and let the onion infuse into the milk.
  6. When the potatoes have cooked for 30 minutes, strain the milk over, re-cover and bake for another 40 minutes.
Recipe by The Eating Tree at