Tuna and Leek Quiche

Tuna & Leeks Quiche B

A quiche can be served as a main course, for breakfast, or as a tea-time snack. Instead of tuna, you can also use peeled small prawns or diced salmon. For those who are on a diet, you can leave out the sour cream; replace the 7 eggs with 4 egg yolks and 8 egg whites; and leave out the cheese. You can also make mini-quiches by lining muffin tins with the pastry dough or do a crustless quiche by not using the dough at all – just arrange the vegetables in a greased cake tin and pour the beaten egg over. Bake and serve sliced.

Preparation time:   25 minutes

Cooking time:   45 minutes

Serves:   6

TO MAKE SHORT CRUST PASTRY

320 g plain flour

5 g salt

160 g Q.B.B. ghee, chilled, and chopped

2 egg yolks

40 g chilled water

1 egg yolk, beaten (for brushing)

 

200 g leeks, trimmed, halved, washed, and sliced

2 cans tuna, drained, and flaked

1 onion, diced

7 medium eggs

4 g salt

Freshly ground black pepper

100 g sour cream

80 g grated Tasty cheese

 

METHOD

 

  1. Preheat oven to 200°Add to my Shopping List C.
  2. Line an 18 cm tart tin with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Put flour, salt and Q.B.B. Ghee in a mixing bowl. Rub the butter and flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Add in egg yolks and chilled water. Combine together very lightly until dough just comes together.
  5. Dust the table top with flour and turn out the dough on it.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1cm thickness and cut a large round of pastry, slightly larger than the tart tin.
  7. Line the tin using the pastry, pressing in well and pricking the base. Trim any overhanging pastry and chill for 10 minutes.
  8. Line the pastry case with non-stick baking paper and fill with baking beans.
  9. Bake in the oven on a baking sheet for 15 minutes until golden at the edges. Remove the non-stick baking paper and beans at this point. Brush the base with the beaten egg yolk.
  10. Arrange leeks, tuna and diced onion on the base of the baked pastry.
  11. Beat eggs, salt, pepper and sour cream in a jug.
  12. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and tuna.
  13. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  14. Bake for 180°C for 30 minutes or until just set.
  15. Serve.

 

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