It’s that time of year, I’m over run with tomatoes and the chickens are now laying lots of eggs. This combined with mini me’s demands for ‘cake’ (I’m wicked I know but it’s cooked in the oven and she thinks that means it’s cake ) meant that quiche was the dish of the day.
Make no mistake I love ready made pastry for its convenience with my personal favourite being Silly Yak– think about the name, I’m blonde so it took me a while. However today I had to make my own, it’s not too challenging but can break easily being gluten free. The xanthan gum helps as a binding agent.
For The Pastry
200g plain flour
1/4tsp xanthan gum
- Combine the flour, butter and xanthan gum and mix with your fingers or in a processor until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add the water and combine to form a sticky dough.
- Rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- After this time roll out the pastry and line a 8 or 9 inch pie tin or dish.
- Prick the base and blind bake for roughly 20 minutes at 180 C
250g grated cheese
5 Eggs beaten
- Beat the eggs and add the milk and cream. Give a thorough beat again.
- Place the cheese in the case and pour over the egg/milk mixture.
- Arrange your tomatoes on top. I used cherry as that is what’s been growing this year but slices are fine if you prefer.
- Bake in the oven at a reduced temperature of 160C for about 30-40 minutes
- Remove from the oven , it will set further as it cools.
Enjoy your bake, have a slice and put your feet up unless like me, you have a toddler, then use as fuel to run round after said little person.