The most important thing is the base. No base, no quiche. The filling can be anything you like.
Here are the ingredients for the base:
I made a smaller quiche so I used less ingredients.
This is how you make the base.
- Put the flour in a bowl and add a pinch of salt.
- Cut up the butter, put it on top of the flour and work it with your fingers.
Then add the water and keep working till you get a ball like this and there is no flour or anything else left in the bowl.
- Squash that ball and make it flat.
- Put some cling film on a dish.
- Put some flour on the dough and put that flat dough on the cling film.
and leave that in the fridge for a couple of hours in the fridge. I left it for about 10 minutes….
When your get your dough out of the fridge, roll it out in the shape of your baking pan.
Prick the dough with a fork and put that in the oven to bake a bit.
Then go and grate some cheese
After that, you mix a couple of eggs with either cream or milk, I used milk.
I used some weird invention I had made that had ended up being quite delicious. I took that out of the freezer, defrosted it and got that ready.
Then I cut up some courgette…
And started with the filling. first the weird mixture
Then, the egg mixture:
And last, the cheese:
And then, in the oven it goes!
And then eat:
It’s lovely when it’s hot but it’s also very good when cold; it’s ideal for pique-nicks.
As for fillings, I’ve made them with tomatoes, ham, prawns, asparagus, well, anything I’ve had at hand and this is something easy and quick to make if you have a surprise visit.