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Quiche

Submitted by Harvey
This recipe is in categories Baking, Main courses
About this recipe
Healthiness : (3 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Blind baking the pastry can be a little daunting for newcomers, but is suprisingly easy if you follow the instructions.
Preparation Time: 45mins
Cooking Time: 45mins
Number of servings: 4
Serving suggestions: Hot with salad as a tasty lunch or main meal


A traditional quiche with cheese and bacon. Vegetarians can leave out the bacon and add tomatoes or mushrooms.
Ingredients
  • 75g butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • 250g English cheddar (grated)
  • 200g bacon, sliced
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 100ml milk
  • 200ml double cream 
  • salt
  • 1 freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 springs of fresh thymes
Equipment

 

  • Sieve
  • Bowl
  • Dish

 

 

Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. To make the pastry, sift the flour together with a pinch of salt in a large bowl
  2. Rub in the butter until you have a soft breadcrumb texture
  3.  Add enough cold water to make the crumb mixture come together to form a firm dough, and then rest it in the fridge for 30 minutes
  4. Roll out the pastry on a light floured surface and line a 22cm/8½inch well-buttered flan dish. Don't cut off the edges of the pastry yet. Chill again
  5. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5
  6. Remove the pastry case from the fridge and line the base of the pastry with baking parchment and then fill it with baking beans
  7. Place on a baking tray and bake blind for 20 minutes 
  8. Remove the beans and parchment and return to the oven for another five minutes to cook the base
  9. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3
  10. Sprinkle the cheese into the pastry base and add the sliced tomatoes if you are using them
  11. Fry the bacon pieces until crisp and sprinkle over them over the top
  12. Combine the eggs with the milk and cream in a bowl and season well 
  13. Pour over the bacon and cheese 
  14. Sprinkle the thyme over the top and trim the edges of the pastry
  15. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until set 
  16. Remove from the oven and allow to cool and set further
  17. Trim the pastry edges to get a perfect edge and then serve in wedges
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