I had a glut of eggs so for Friday night's dinner I decided to knock up a quiche.
I used Rachel Khoo's recipe from her Little Paris Kitchen book - i doubled the pastry recipe so there would be anough for my big quiche dish.
over-softened completely melted the butter but thought, I'm not wasting 180gms of butter so I threw it in the food processor with the flour, salt, little bit of sugar, eggs and water, cursed under my breath said a prayer and blitzed it until it came into a ball! Then I re-read the recipe and it said to refrigerate for 3 hours! I wanted to eat the quiche in an hour!
I thought, bugger it, I'll roll out the pastry, put it in the dish and give it 30 minutes in the fridge while I chop and prepare the other ingredients...
Then I blind baked the crust for 12 minutes... It looked really good!
In a bowl, I broke about 8 eggs and whisked (very small free range local eggs), chucked in a big handful of fresh baby spinach, two of my homegrown tomatoes, one big portobello mushie, sliced the kernels of a cob of corn, two rashers of lean bacon, grated a small zucchini and put in a glug of cream (about 150 mls).
Into the oven for 40 minutes...
Best quiche ever! The pastry was lovely and buttery and the pie cooked through to perfection!
Can you see I never tempt fate of anything sticking? Baking paper is my kitchen friend and I use it when cooking anything!
We enjoyed the rest of it for lunch on Saturday. Give a quiche a whirl and fill it with your favourite veggies!
Cheers - Joolz xx