Quiches are one of my favourite things to eat. They're easy to cook, full of flavour and can be shared across a couple of meals which can save lots of time. This recipe is one of my favourite which I learnt on a cooking course when I was 10 years old! My family have continued to use it for making quiches since...
This recipe also combines dairy-free butter, soya milk and manchego cheese (made from Sheep's milk) to make an absolutely delicious home-made meal.
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 20-25 mins
Medium sized baking dish
Cooking oil/low cal spray
For the pastry:
-120g of flour (preferably plain but SR flour will do!)
-100g of dairy-free butter
-3 tbs of cold water
For the filling:
-3 streaks of bacon
-1 pepper (any colour)
-1 medium onion
-cooking oil or spray
-100ml of soya milk (or any other non-sweetened milk alternative)
-manchego cheese (or feta cheese sprinkled in small chunks onto the top)
-pinch of salt and pepper
(See below for step-by-step images)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
1. Place the flour into the mixing bowl
2. Add the butter
3. Using your fingertips rub together until resembling breadcrumbs
4. Add the cold water and mix together until all ingredients combine to make a pastry
5. Empty onto clean, floured service
6. Using a rolling pin roll the pastry into a shape which will fit the interior of your baking dish
7. Gently lift the dough onto the dish and using your fingers fit it to the dish (you may need to tear some overhanging bits off and press them into thinner parts of the dough)
8. Place dish into the preheated oven for 10 minutes until golden brown
9. Prepare fillings: Dice the onion and pepper and place into an oiled frying pan to cook
10. Using scissors cut the bacon into small pieces and also place in the frying pan to cook
11. Break the two eggs into a measuring jug
12. Add the milk to the jug with a bit of salt and pepper
13. After 10 minutes, remove the quiche base from the oven
14. Add half of the meat/vegetable fillings to the dish
15. Pour the egg and milk mixture over the fillings. Then put the remaining filling on top
16. Grate a small amount of cheese onto the top, covering most of the surface
17. Place in the oven to cook for approx. 20-25 minutes. When cooked, the surface should be golden and firm.
Can be served warm out of the oven or cold. Can even be reheated using a microwave later on.
I love a piece of quiche served with a portion of salad for lunch or served with new potatoes and veg for dinner, either way its a flavoursome addition to a meal which is healthy and MUCH better than shop bought quiche!