The minimum price for a slice of quiche in a café in Singapore is about $5. At some places you can buy it for $12 a slice with a small salad by the side! Why pay that much when you can make a quiche so easily at home?! You can add quite literally whatever you want to it and make it tasty. It looks and sounds fancy so when you’re throwing a party, or having picnics and potluck events, you can make mini quiches. You can also freeze a quiche quite well but just remember to warm it up in an oven rather than microwaving it. Here’s a recipe that both children and adults will love. I wish all youngsters Happy Children’s Day.
Preparation time: 1 hr
Cooking time: 40 mins
Short crust pastry
200 g plain flour, sifted
100 g chilled Q.B.B. Pure Ghee, diced
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons ice-cold water or just enough
1 tablespoon Q.B.B. Pure Ghee
200 g shallots, chopped
250 g cocktail chicken sausages, left whole or sliced
70 g Cheddar cheese, grated
70 g grated Mozzarella cheese
200 ml cream
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste
1 Sift flour into a mixing bowl and rub in Q.B.B. Pure Ghee. Stir in egg yolk and add enough ice-cold water to form a dough.
2 Knead lightly until smooth and cover with cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
3 Roll out pastry between two plastic sheets or non-stick paper until large enough to line a 22 cm quiche flan tin. Lift the pastry into the tin and gently ease it into the sides of the tin.
4 Trim the edge. Prick the base of the pastry and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool thoroughly.
5 Heat Q.B.B. Pure Ghee in a saucepan and sauté shallots until soft. Dish out and leave to cool. Spread into the pastry case along with the sausages and sprinkle with grated Cheddar cheese and a dash of ground black pepper.
4 Whisk cream and eggs together. Pour the mixture over the shallots and sausages filling.
5 Spread Mozzarella cheese over the top and bake at 200°C until quiche is set, golden brown and cooked.