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Onion and Goats Cheese Quiche   Veg   HT   CD  PIC  MC  65mins

 

Serves 4     Hot   Cold  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Main Course Picnics  Savoury Tart       

 

Ingredients

225g/8oz Shortcrust Pastry

50g/2oz Butter

2 Red Onions, thinly sliced

2 Eggs

1 Egg Yolk

150ml/5fl.oz. Single Cream

60ml/2fl.oz. Milk

75g/3oz Goat Cheese, crumbled

Salt and Black Pepper

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6.

 

2. Roll out the pastry to 6mm/ inch thickness and use to line a 20cm/8 inch flan tin.  Prick the bottom of the pastry all over with a fork, line the pastry case with greaseproof paper, fill with baking beans and bake in the oven for 10 minutes then remove the paper and the beans and  bake for a further 10 minutes.

 

3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pan, add the onions and fry gently over a very low heat until the onions are soft and transparent. Drain away the excess butter and allow the onions to cool slightly.

 

4. In a bowl, beat together the eggs, cream and goats' cheese and season with salt and pepper.

 

5. Add the cooled onions to the egg mixture, mix well then pour the mixture into the baked pastry case. Reduce the oven temperature to 150C, 300F, Gas Mark 2 and bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until the filling is set and golden brown.  Serve hot or cold.

 

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Main equipment required to make this Recipe

20cm/8 inch flan tin

Fork

Greaseproof paper

Baking beans

Small frying pan

Mixing bowl

 

Key techniques required to make this Recipe

To prick - To make small shallow holes in food with a fork or the tip of a small sharp knife mainly to allow for the escape of moisture during cooking

 

 

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