Asparagus Quiche

Ingredients

  • PASTRY
  • 100g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g butter
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • butter, for dish
  • flour, for dusting
  • ASPARAGUS QUICHE FILLING
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g fromage frais
  • salt and pepper
  • 200g asparagus (ends removed)

Method

Pastry

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub some butter around a 20cm/8” round baking dish or tin, or insert a baking liner.
  3. Put the flour, salt and butter into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Using a fork or pastry blender, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in enough water to bring together a soft ball of dough.
  6. Dust the work surface with flour, put the dough in the middle and sprinkle it with more flour.
  7. Roll the pastry out into a circle, 5cm/2” larger than your dish, and lift it into the dish OR simply press the dough into the dish using your fingers.
  8. Cut away any pastry that hangs over the edge of your dish.

Asparagus Quiche Filling

  1. Break the eggs into a mixing bowl and beat well.
  2. Stir in the fromage frais, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the mixture into the pastry case.
  4. Lay the asparagus over the top.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes.