Courgette & double cheese quiche
Add a mass of flavour to your courgettes, in a quiche that is packed with cheese and wrapped in pastry. An excellent summer favourite.
- 90 g butter (cubed)
- 4 egg yolks
- 85 g cheese grated
- 200 g plain flour and some extra for dusting
- 1 courgette sliced
- 150 ml double cream
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp onion marmalade
- 5 spring onions sliced
- 110 g stilton cheese crumbled
- 1 tsp thyme fresh or dried
- Start with the pastry: Into a food processor add the flour, butter and cheese. Blitz until the mixture resembles crumbs, and then add 2 tbsp water and two egg yolks. Pulse until the mixture resembles a loose dough. Sprinkle some flour onto a clean surface and knead the dough to a smooth pastry.
- Roll out the pastry into circles wide enough to fit into a 20cm loose base tin, but no thicker than half a cm, and place between two sheets of baking paper. Place in the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
- Meanwhile, place the courgette and spring onion in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle over some salt. Put to the side and leave for 1 hr. This will help to draw out the water in the vegetables to stop it from escaping into the quiche.
- Remove the pastry from the fridge and line the tin. Work it into the corners of the tin and remove any excess pastry. Return to the fridge for roughly 10 mins.
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan. Line the pastry case with baking paper and cover with baking beans or rice. Blind bake for 20 mins. After 20mins lift off the parchment and beans/rice, and continue to bake until the base is fully cooked and brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
- Transfer the courgette and spring onions from the colander to a clean tea towel or some kitchen roll and squeeze out any remaining water. Tip into a mixing bowl and stir in the stilton, marmalade and thyme. Evenly apply the mixture to the tart case base.
- In a bowl whisk together the cream, 1 whole egg, 2 egg yolks and season well. Pour over the filling and bake for 30-35 mins until set. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before serving.
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