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Leek and Bacon Quiche

Makes 1 quiche

This hearty quiche makes an ideal hot, midweek, supper dish although it is also rather good served cold with salad.

Free from Soya
Vegetarian, Without crystal sugar

Ingredients

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  • PASTRY
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 75g butter
  • 6-7 tbsp cold water
  • flour, for dusting
  • LEEK AND BACON FILLING
  • 250g leeks
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 150g streaky bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • butter, for tin
  • oil, for pan

Pastry

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub a little butter around an 20cm/8” round, loose bottom tin and pre-heat the oven.
  3. Put the flour, salt and butter into a mixing bowl.
  4. Using a fork or pastry blender, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in enough of the water to bring the pastry together into a soft dough.
  6. Using your hands gather the mix together to form a smooth ball of pastry dough.
  7. Dust the work surface with flour, put the dough in the middle and sprinkle it with flour.
  8. 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.
  9. Cut away any pastry that hangs over the edge of your dish.

Leek and Bacon Filling

  1. Cut the bacon into 2cm/¾” lengths, put these into an oiled pan and cook gently over medium heat until it changes colour, without browning. Tip the bacon onto a plate.
  2. Slice the leeks in to 2cm/¾” rounds, add them to the pan, cover and cook to soften but not collapse. Tip the leeks out onto the plate.
  3. Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add salt and pepper and beat together well.
  4. Grate the cheese in to the bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Add the prepared bacon and leeks and gently mix them into the egg.
  6. Tip the mixture into the pastry case.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes.

Equipment

20cm/8” round, loose bottom tin, frying pan, mixing bowl and pastry blender

Temperature

190°C, Fan 170°C, 375°F, Gas 5

Cooking time

45-50 minutes

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • PASTRY
  • 150g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 75g butter
  • 6-7 tbsp cold water
  • flour, for dusting
  • LEEK AND BACON FILLING
  • 250g leeks
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 150g streaky bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • butter, for tin
  • oil, for pan

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