Blue Cheese and Walnut Quiche

Ingredients

  • PASTRY
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 75g butter
  • 6-7 tbsp cold water
  • flour, for dusting
  • BLUE CHEESE AND WALNUT FILLING
  • 3 eggs
  • 100ml single cream
  • 150g blue cheese
  • 100g walnut halves
  • salt and pepper

Method

Pastry

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

Blue Cheese and Walnut Filling

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the cream, salt and pepper and beat together well.
  3. Cut the cheese into small cubes, or crumble it with your fingers, and add it to the bowl.
  4. Stir to combine and tip the mixture into the prepared pastry case.
  5. Place the walnuts decoratively over the surface.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes.