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Quiche Lorraine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Quiche is basically a savoury, open-faced pastry crust with a filling of savoury custard along with one or more types of cheese, meat, sausages or vegetables.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Servings: 20 cms tart tin
Author: sushma iyer
Ingredients
Short Paste Dough
  • 200 gms Flour
  • 100 gms Cold Butter
  • 2 gms Salt
  • 40 gms Cold Water
Filling
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 no small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup broccoli florets
  • 75 gms Milk
  • 75 gms Cream
  • 2 no Eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
For the Dough
  1. In a mixing bowl rub in the butter flour and salt until it resembles a wet sand.

  2. Add in the water and combine everything to a dough. Do not knead or over-mix the dough.

  3. Let it rest for a minimum of 30 mins.

  4. Roll it out to an even thickness in order to fit the 20 cms tart tin.. Let it rest in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour. (Refer video for exact procedure)

  5. Blind-bake for 15 mins. And then remove the cartouche and bake for another 3 mins. (Refer video for clear picture).

Make the filling
  1. Heat up the oil in the pan. Saute onions until soft about 3-4 mins.

  2. Add pepper and cook for a minute. Next add the broccoli and cook it for another minute. Remove from the flame and keep aside.

  3. In a jug, combine the milk, cream. eggs, salt and pepper and whisk until the mixture is combined.

To Assemble
  1. Brush the base of the short paste with some egg whites. Add a layer of cheese.

  2. Next the veggies and top it with the milk cream mixture.

  3. Bake in the oven of 180°C for 10-15 mins or until the custard is set.

  4. Serve warm with a side of salad.