Welcome back everyone,
This time I am bringing you something slightly different from my usual posts, a savoury recipe. Quiches are super easy to make and make a really delicious meal. This one contains broccoli, red onion and cheddar cheese but the recipe can easily be adapted to include different fillings, such as streaky bacon lardons and tomato slices. Also if you desire buy your pastry instead of making it, but trust me it is quite easy to make yourself!
I used 2 4inch flan tins with removable bottoms and had some pastry left over to make little lemon tarts (the recipe I will post on here soon!).
Alternatively you can use one 23 x 2.5cm loose bottom flan tin.
175g plain flour
100g cold butter/soft spread
1 egg yolk
1 red onion
3 florets of broccoli
50g cheddar cheese, grated
250ml double cream
3 medium sized eggs
Salt and pepper, to taste
1.To make the pastry, combine the flour, butter, egg yolk and 4 tsp of cold water into a large mixing bowl. Using a metal spoon, mix until the pastry is combined. Tip onto a floured surface and work until smooth.
2.Split the pastry in half and roll out both pieces into rounds which are larger than the tins.
3.Grease the tins with butter and then place the pastry circles into the prepared tins, easing the pastry into the bases. Prick the bottoms with a fork.
4.Trim the edges of the pastry and chill for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.
5.Line the inside of the pastry with greaseproof paper and baking beans/rice and bake on a baking tray for 15-20 minutes.
6.Remove the paper and beans/rice and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crisp.
7.Prepare the filling: Scatter the pastry bases with chopped onion, broccoli and grated cheese.
8. Mix the eggs, cream, salt and pepper in a jug and pour into the cases, filling to just below the top.
9. Sprinkle with cheese and place back into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until just set and golden brown.
Enjoy with some salad 🙂