Macaroni and Cheese Tartlets


Preparation info

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Appears in

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

This is a recipe from Nicolas Soyer, the grandson of the great Victorian chef Alexis Soyer and a well-known figure on the British culinary stage in the early twentieth century. The tartlets are very tasty and filling and are best eaten warm from the oven. When they are allowed to cool, they become quite heavy and dry.


For the Pastry

  • cups (225 g) flour, plus more for the work surface
  • ½ cup (


To make the pastry, in a bowl, stir together the flour, cheese, salt, and cayenne pepper. Scatter the butter over the flour mixture and, using your fingers, work in the butter until the mixture is the consistency of bread crumbs. Pour in the egg and then gradually add the water, stirring and tossing with a fork just until the mixture comes together in a rough mass. Transfer the dough to a work