A lovely inclusive idea for the coronation, a vegetarian quiche that's rich and tasty. We've tried this quiche and love it. If you want to add something extra - try adding bacon and more black pepper.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
- 125 g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 25 g cold butter diced
- 25 g lard
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Or 1 x 250g block of ready-made shortcrust pastry
- 125 ml milk
- 175 ml double cream
- 2 medium free range eggs
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
- Salt and pepper
- 100 g grated cheddar cheese
- 180 g cooked spinach lightly chopped
- 60 g cooked broad beans or soya beans
- Begin by making the pastry. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl; add the fats and rub the mixture together using your finger tips until you get a sandy, breadcrumb like texture.
- Add the milk a little at a time and bring the ingredients together into a dough. Cover and allow to rest in the fridge for 30-45 minutes.
- Lightly flour the work surface and roll out the pastry to a circle a little larger than the top of the tin and approximately 5mm thick.
- Line the tin with the pastry, taking care not to have any holes or the mixture could leak. Cover and rest for a further 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Preheat the oven to 190°C. (170?)
- Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper, add baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes, before removing the greaseproof paper and baking beans.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 160°C.
- Beat together the milk, cream, eggs, herbs and seasoning.
- Scatter 1/2 of the grated cheese in the blind-baked base, top with the chopped spinach and beans and herbs, then pour over the liquid mixture.
- 10. If required gently give the mixture a delicate stir to ensure the filling is evenly dispersed but be careful not to damage the pastry case.
- 11. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until set and lightly golden.