Monday, 7 April 2014

Asparagus & Broccoli Quiche

Asparagus & broccoli quiche

Quiche is one of those things that always surprises me by being easier than it looks. If you can make a nice frittata, and you can make (or buy!) pastry, then you're basically there already.

It's definitely a dish that benefits from being homemade, though, since you can include exactly what you want. I love asparagus and broccoli, and it's perfect with just a hint of garlic.

Personally, I think the best quiches have plenty of vegetables, and this particular recipe contains loads, making the final product quite a deep dish. As a result, it takes a bit longer to cook than a traditional, shallower quiche would require. It's worth it, though.

Asparagus & broccoli quiche

Asparagus & Broccoli Quiche
Serves 4

For the pastry:
170g plain flour
85g butter (chilled)
cold water

For the filling:
1tsp olive oil
100g (3½oz) broccoli
200g (7oz) asparagus
1 small red onion
2 cloves garlic
100g (⅔ cup) grated mozarella
2 eggs
150ml (⅔ cup) milk
black pepper (to taste)
  1. Rub the butter into the flour, and add a little cold water until the mixture comes together into a firm dough.
  2. Set the dough aside to chill.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
  4. Cut the broccoli into florets and trim the asparagus. Slice the onion and mince the garlic.
  5. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, and sautee the broccoli, asparagus, onion, and garlic until softened.
  6. Roll out the pastry into a circle about 25cm (10in) round, and ¾cm (⅓in) thick, and press into a deep 20cm (8in) flan dish.
  7. Layer the vegetables and mozzarella in the pastry case.
  8. Beat the eggs together with the milk, and season with black pepper.
  9. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables (and stop if you reach the top edge of the pastry with a little to spare!)
  10. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the centre is fully set.
  11. Serve warm at once, or allow to cool in the tin before chilling overnight.


Savvy WorkingGal said...

I'll be making this one. It looks delicious.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

this looks wonderful and i really must try and make one

Rachel said...

Asparagus is one of my favourite seasonal treats. Out-of-season it just isn't the same, is it!

Slamdunk said...

I have never believed the saying that "real men don't eat quiche." I'd be looking for a second plate of that recipe--yum.

mypixieblog said...

Coming to your blog always makes me incredibly hungry :) Love asparagus. And broccoli. Thanks for another great recipe, Rachel :)

Anonymous said...

I love lots of veggies in all my food. I don't think I've actually ever had quiche before. I'm not opposed to trying it, just never had any real reason to try it out.

Fly Girl said...

This looks like a healthier version of pizza. I love spinach in my quiche but I don't think I've tried it with asparagus.

Lori Vachon said...

So bright and colorful, gotta love those veggie!

Jenne said...

That crust looks very nice!

Corina said...

It looks lovely. I'd make quiche all the time if I could except my husband doesn't really like pastry. What a shame!

Johanna GGG said...

your quiche looks so beautiful, so perfect and so delicious

mypixieblog said...

This looks lovely and perfect for the season.

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