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Pam's Quiche with Parmesan Pastry
Author: Pam Nel
Source: Recipe from "Hot Food from A Cool Kitchen"
Quick, Contemporary, Healthy

This recipe is one of our favourites from Pam's book which you can order directly from her.  You will find several more recipes on our website as we try and test her fabulous selection of dishes which have graced many famous tables. This is food for impressing family & friends – simple to follow recipes with easy to find ingredients.
The Quiche
  • 6 Eggs
  • 125 ml Fresh Cream
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Filling of your choice e.g. cooked crumbled bacon, sundried tomatoes and blocks of feta cheese, black olives (remove pips!), asparagus etc.
The Parmesan Pastry
  • 275g Flour
  • 190g Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Schnapps or Kirsch
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 65g Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
Method for Pastry

Mix flour, butter, salt and sugar in Kenwood or MagiMix - add egg yolk, lightly beaten with water and add Schnapps/Kirsch. Stop mixing as soon as it's all blended.  Wrap in plastic and put it in the refrigerator to rest for at least 30 minutes.

The consistency should be fairly soft, but a definite ball - not too sticky.

This makes one large or two small pie plates.  Doubles with ease.

Method for Quiche

Pastry: Roll out parmesan pastry on a floured board being careful not to stretch the pastry as that causes massive shrinkage.  Lift the pastry over your rollingpin into the dish and again be careful not to stretch it.  Let it fall a little over the edge at the the top and ease it in as much as you can.  DO NOT PRICK THE BASE.
Blind bake for about 12 minutes @ 200°c

Filling: Put grated cheese into the bottom of the pasty case.  Add any filling of your choice e.g. cooked crumbled bacon, sundried tomatoes and blocks of feta cheese, black olives (remove pips!), asparagus etc.  Beat eggs, fresh cream, salt and pepper and pour over your filling.  Bake for approximately 45 minutes 180°c.

Enjoy with a green garden salad and a glass of wine!

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