Give Us A Little Quiche…

by Tenina Holder

When in doubt, make quiche. Serve with jacket potatoes and salad and everybody's happy! I just could not go shopping again, not for a single thing. I feel like the supermarket is my home away from home as it is, and so had a look in my almost bare fridge and voila; Everything I needed for this baby. And if you can't be bothered doing the roasted capsicum yourself, (shame on you) use fresh. It will taste different, but will still work. Of course there are so many options out there for other fillings, don't be shy, the stuff that is in the bottom of your fridge is your friend, as long as it doesn't resemble a science experiment!

Need

  • Pastry
  • 35 g parmesan cheese, cubed
  • 1 - 2 sprigs of sage and tarragon (or whatever you have growing, though the tarragon was particularly nice with the peas)
  • 65 g spelt grain
  • 80 g butter or lard
  • 170 g SR flour
  • 30 - 40 g cold water
  • Filling
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced and roasted
  • 4 roasted red capsicum, de-seeded and peeled
  • 200 g frozen or fresh peas
  • Sage and tarragon leaves to taste
  • 35 g parmesan cheese, cubed
  • 150 g cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 120 g whole milk

Do

1  

Pastry;

2  

Place Parmesan, herbs and spelt into Thermomix bowl and mill for 20 seconds on speed 10.

3  

Add fat, flour and a pinch of salt. Mix for 6 seconds on speed 6. Add enough cold water to form a crumbly dough. Mix for 10 seconds on speed 6. Push dough together, form into a disc and wrap in Silpat mat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out on floured Silpat mat and line a 23cm deep dish flan tin with removable base. If you prefer, use a pie dish with similar proportions. Freeze until ready to assemble and bake.

4  

Filling;

5  

Preheat oven to 200°C.

6  

Place the onion, zucchini, peas and capsicum in strips. Arrange herbs over.

7  

Place Parmesan and cheddar into Thermomix bowl and mill for 7 seconds on speed 10. Set aside.

8  

Place peppercorns and salt into Thermomix bowl and mill for 10 seconds on speed 10. Add remaining ingredienst and mix for 20 seconds on speed 6. Pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to 160°C and cook a further 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly in oven with door ajar before removing.

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Cool before serving for best slicing results!

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