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Ricotta Quiche

Veggie and Ricotta Quiche with Parmesan Olive Oil Crust

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A delicious savoury tart – perfect for making in advance and heating up when needed.

  • Makes : 4-6 |
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  • Prep Time : 60 mins |
  • Cook Time : 45 mins
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For the Quiche Crust

1½ C (375 ml / 187 g) cake flour
¼ C (60 ml / 20 g) Parmesan cheese, finely grated
⅓ C (80 ml) intense-style local olive oil + extra to serve
1 large egg
3 Tbsp (45 ml) cold water
½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
pinch ground black pepper

For the Green Veggie Filling

200 g asparagus, blanched
1 C (250 ml / 150 g) peas, cooked
⅓ C (80 ml / 45 g) mange tout, thinly sliced
1 (20 g) spring onion, finely chopped
½ C (125 ml / 150 g) plain yoghurt
½ C (125 ml / 100 g) ricotta + extra to serve
¼ C (60 ml) milk
2 large eggs
½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
pinch ground black pepper

To Serve

Handful basil, to serve

To Make the Quiche

Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

Grease a 12 cm x 34 cm rectangular loose-bottom quiche tin with non-stick cooking spray.

Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface roughly in the shape of the tin you will be using and to a thickness of 0.5 cm.

Carefully lift the pastry and line the tin. Trim the edges.

Use a fork or a toothpick to prick the pastry; add a sheet of baking paper on top and fill with baking beans or rice. Blind bake the crust for 10 minutes.

Remove the baking paper and beans/rice and bake for a further 10 minutes.

Remove the crust from the oven but leave it in the tin.

To Make the Green Veggie Filling

Turn the oven temperature down to 180 °C. Toss the asparagus, peas, mange tout and spring onions together and spoon into the baked pastry case.

Place the yoghurt, ricotta, milk, eggs, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Pour the yoghurt mixture over the vegetables and place into the oven to bake for 25 minutes until the custard is set.

Allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing into portions.

Scatter extra crumbled ricotta on top, add a  generous drizzle of intense style local olive oil and garnish with basil.

TIP: Place the quiche tin on a baking tray when assembling the tart. This allows you to easily move the tart with its runny filling to the oven without spillage.