This is such a classic and old dish which is really under rated. There is nothing like a homemade quiche which is full of flavour. Once you have made this at home, you may actually think it’s not that bad after all!! Have a go at making this and see for yourself!
Short crust pastry- (I use the block and cut a chunk out to roll)
1tbsp Olive Oil
2 Spring Onions- Finely Chopped
3 Mushrooms- Finely Chopped
¼ of a Red Pepper/Capsicum- Finely Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic- Crushed
Small Handful Fresh Chopped Basil
Asparagus Tips- you can use as many as you like; I have used 7
2 Large Eggs
250ml Single Cream
2 oz Mature Cheddar Cheese
Salt to taste
Freshly Ground Pepper
Roll out your pastry to approximately 5mm thickness. Place it onto a quiche dish; if you do not have one then an ordinary round baking dish is fine. Cut out a round piece of baking sheet and place it on top of the pastry and then some baking beans on top. Cook the pastry in a pre heated oven at 190-200c for 10 minutes. Once the pastry is cooked, take out the beans and baking sheet and leave aside to cool.
Meanwhile heat the oil in a enamel pan and add the onions and cook for a few minutes until soft. Then add the rest of the ingredients apart from the eggs, cream, cheese and asparagus and again sauté until soft. Take the eggs and cream and mix in a bowl (buy Luminarc bowl). Pour the mixture onto the vegetables and turn off the heat.
Take the mixture and pour onto the pastry and place the asparagus tips around the top; then sprinkle with cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 190c for 30-40minutes and until golden on top.
You can serve this hot or cold, with coleslaw, leaf salad or even a potato salad. Delicious!