To make the pastry crust, sift the flour into a large bowl, thenthen coarsely grate in the frozen butter. Drizzle over 6-8 tbsp cold water and taking care not to over-handle it, lightly bring together to make a firm dough. Wrap and chill for 30 mins.
Roll out the pastry onto the pie mold and lay over the filling. Add the grated cooking cheese over the filling. Cut strips of the pastry and cover the filling in a criss-cross manner. Mix the egg yolk with a little salt, then brush over the top of the pastry. Bake for 20 mins or until the pastry is crisp and golden and the filling is hot right the way through.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.