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Monday, August 24, 2009

Simple Quiche

Quiche
Simple Quiche


Uses 3-5 eggs (if you make pastry too)

Pastry:

1 2/3 cups plain flour
125 g butter, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk

Rub butter into flour. Add other ingredients and knead into smooth dough. Shape into a ball, wrap in cling wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180°C. Roll dough out on a lightly floured work surface to line the pie dish. Prick pastry base several times with a fork, cover with baking paper and dried beans and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and remove baking paper and beans; cool slightly.

Filling:

3-4 eggs (see below)
250ml milk
Pinch of nutmeg
fresh parsley, chopped
3-4 rashers of bacon
2-3 leaves of silverbeet or spinach
Grated cheese (I used tasty cheddar and parmesan)

Note: I added the white left over from the pastry too - no waste! Mine are small pullet eggs, so I used 4, however 3 large eggs are probably enough.

Lay out bacon, silverbeet and cheese on pastry base.

Whisk nutmeg, eggs, milk and parsley until combined. Pour evenly over pies. Add more cheese on top.

Bake in oven at 180°C for 35-45 minutes. Cover the top with foil if it looks as though it is browning too quickly. Allow quiche to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before serving.

Substitute bacon and silverbeet for any other desired filling.
Choose parmesan or mozzarella if a non-oily cheese is preferred.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Looks good...

Metanoia said...

I think I could make twice as many in half the time if i didn't make the pastry. But it is nice having a go at these things myself and it's cheaper too. I think I'll be making quiche every weekend until we're sick of it. It definately passed the taste test.

Katherine said...

Metanoia - I'll be following your girls blog avidly now because I have found out today we are allowed upto 8 chickens in town, no rooster, and they need to be 1 mtr back from the fence line! How easy and I only want 3-4. I'm excited and have researched materials costs and am now reading a couple of books from the library too. I'm a first time keeper but my hubby grew up with them for meat and eggs. I'm not going the meat bit though - just eggs as I am sure they will become feathered members of the family and not just the chooks out the back.

Metanoia said...

Oh you are going to have so much fun Katherine! They are such darling birds with very individual personalities. The only pet that pays its own way with produce as well. I'm so glad you have found out you can keep them. They won't miss a rooster. They're quite happy without one.