Cheese & Bacon Quiche

Cheese & Bacon Quiche
 
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Ingredients

Ingredients
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  • Pastry:
  • 220g plain flour
  • 120g cold butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • about 3 tbsp of ice cold water
  • Filling:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 150ml double cream
  • 100g 'old amsterdam' or mature cheddar cheese,finely grated
  • 200g bacon, cut into small strips
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to season
Pastry:

1. Place the flour and the salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes then add to the flour.
2. Rub the flour and butter between your fingers till the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs.
2. Add the water, continue mixing, then knead gently into a ball. Place in the fridge for about 15 mins.
3. In the meantime, grease a quiche/flan dish (approx 24cm) and preheat oven to 180C.
4. Roll out the pastry and lay in the quiche dish . Trim the edges.
5. Cover the pastry base with some greaseproof paper and then fill with dried beans or peas.
6. Pre-bake the pastry case for about 12-15mins, then remove from the oven (remove the paper and beans).
7. Prepare the filling:
Fry the bacon strips in a dash of olive oil, till lightly browned. Remove from the pan.
8. Fry the chopped onion gently, till soft.
9. Place the fried bacon and onion into the quiche crust and spread out evenly.
10. Whisk together the eggs,cream and cheese. Season with a little salt and pepper.
11. Pour into the quiche dish then place in the oven and bake for approx 30-40 mins.

Cheese & Bacon Quiche

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Method


Pastry:

1. Place the flour and the salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes then add to the flour.
2. Rub the flour and butter between your fingers till the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs.
2. Add the water, continue mixing, then knead gently into a ball. Place in the fridge for about 15 mins.
3. In the meantime, grease a quiche/flan dish (approx 24cm) and preheat oven to 180C.
4. Roll out the pastry and lay in the quiche dish . Trim the edges.
5. Cover the pastry base with some greaseproof paper and then fill with dried beans or peas.
6. Pre-bake the pastry case for about 12-15mins, then remove from the oven (remove the paper and beans).
7. Prepare the filling:
Fry the bacon strips in a dash of olive oil, till lightly browned. Remove from the pan.
8. Fry the chopped onion gently, till soft.
9. Place the fried bacon and onion into the quiche crust and spread out evenly.
10. Whisk together the eggs,cream and cheese. Season with a little salt and pepper.
11. Pour into the quiche dish then place in the oven and bake for approx 30-40 mins.
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