Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Asparagus & goat's cheese quiche

Let's face it, by Wednesday the contents of your kitchen cupboards may have been seriously depleted by a hungry family, leaving you scratching your head for ideas come tea time. But check out your fridge - there's the milk - cheap and cheerful - and bursting with nutrition! So for Day Three of my week of showcasing recipes that use more of the white stuff, I offer up this quick and easy quiche recipe - perfect for hump day (and suitable for vegetarians too).

This recipe can also be made to suit whatever you have in your fridge - grated cheddar, broccoli or tomatoes for example. Just stick to the same egg/milk ratio and the world is your oyster.

Asparagus & goat's cheese quiche


Ingredients:

Pre-baked pastry case (bought or made by your own fair hands)
2 medium-sized eggs
150ml of a2 milk
Asparagus
100g round of British goat's cheese














Okay, so I cheated a bit here - I went and bought a pastry case. It's a great store cupboard emergency item though - and using a pre-cooked pastry case is a surefire way to avoid your quiche getting a soggy bottom (I think we all know how socially embarrassing that can be...). Delia Smith says the case should always be baked in a metal tray for the best results by the way.

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180℃.
  2. Beat the eggs and add in the milk (apparently the desired ratio is one part egg to two parts milk, but I used less than that and stuck to the suggestion that you start off with the eggs and add milk until you judge the liquid is ready) - and set aside.
  3. Grill or boil your asparagus (this will save cooking time later) and place in the pastry case.
  4. Slice the round of goat's cheese into 4 (by slicing horizontally) and place in the pastry case.
  5. Pour the milk/egg mixture over the veg and cheese (not too much it will rise a tiny bit and spilling it over the side is easily done - opps!).
  6. Place on a baking tray and bake for 20-25 mins - or until the filling is just cooked.
  7. Eat, and maybe (just maybe) share with your greedy family!



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