I love this quiche, delicious hot or cold and with whatever fillings I fancy… And really simple to make. I’ve made this recipe by considering quantities from various recipes I have come across and I have adapted ingredients so that only the most basic and easily obtainable ingredients are required!
For the pastry:
175g plain flour
Pinch of salt
For the basic filling:
2 eggs (medium/large)
4 tbsp double cream
Fillings of your choice! See below… (I used grated cheddar cheese, broccoli, ham and onions)
I use two 7inch wide, 1 inch deep round tins- sprinkle these with flour
1. Crumble together the flour, salt and butter into a crumb mixture
2. Add cold water gradually until a firm dough is formed
3. Leave the pastry to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes
4. Split the dough up for the two tins, and using you fingers press into the tin and around the edges, trying to keep a consistent thickness
5. Return to the fridge until cooled through
6. Heat the oven to 190 degrees C
7. If you have some of those ceramic pea things(the name escapes me right now!) you can put these on some baking paper onto the pastry base, if not dont worry as I don’t have any of those when I’m here at uni….. It just means there might be a little air bubble in the centre of the pastry. Place the tins of pastry into the oven and bake for 20 minutes
8. During these 20 mins, whip up the filling by whisking together the 2 eggs, the milk and the cream and some pepper if you wish. For my filling I used an onion( which I had sliced and gently cooked in a pan with olive oil and a sprinkle of pepper until soft earlier on) and grated cheese and these two I think are essential in quiche! Broccoli (pre chopped and boiled) and ham went perfectly with this combination too. Add these to the egg mixture and combine. Divide into pastries when 20 minutes is up
9. Turn down the oven to 160 and bake the quiches for about 30-60 mins, this timing can actually vary a lot, just keep an eye on the quiches in the oven and look out for the perfect browned top.
…….etc, be creative!