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Courgette, Cherry Tomato & Goat's Cheese Quiche Recipe

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Make use of the summer glut of courgettes and tomatoes with this exquisite rustic flan. Keeping the filling ingredients in larger pieces ensures each ingredient's flavour remains distinct.

Yield:

Serves 4-6

Prep & Cook Time:

1 hour

Recipe Tags: Vegetarian Hot Cold Vegetables  main course tart quiche flan

Ingredients

200g/7oz Shortcrust Pastry
1 Onion
1 tbsp Olive Oil
25g/1oz Butter
2-3 small Courgettes ( zucchini)
Salt & Pepper
3 Eggs
120ml/4 fl.oz. Double or Single Cream
A little Milk
Ground Nutmeg
125g/5oz Semi firm Goat's Cheese e.g Chevre
8 Cherry Tomatoes

Instructions

 

1.  Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas mark 3. Roll the pastry out and line an 22cm/8 inch flan dish. Cover this with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans. Bake blind in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes.

2. Cut the onion into 6mm/ inch slices lengthways. Heat the butter and olive oil in a small frying pan until quite hot then fry the onion until golden. Remove the onion from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

 

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4. Combine the eggs and cream in a measuring jug and whisk thoroughly, adding enough milk to make the mixture up to 300ml/10fl.oz. if necessary. Season to taste with salt, freshly ground black pepper and grated nutmeg.

 

5. Cut the goats cheese up into 12mm/-inch pieces and arrange evenly in the pastry case together with the onions, courgettes and cherry tomatoes. The object is to have discernable pieces of filling once the quiche is cooked.

 

6. Pour the egg mixture gently over the filling, taking care not to dislodge the pieces of vegetables and cheese then bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until set and golden brown. Serve hot or cold.

End of instructions

Main Equipment required to make this Recipe

 

Flan dish or tin

baking beans

rolling pin

frying pan

mixing bowl

whisk

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