Hazelnut and Blue Cheese Quiche Recipe

Hazelnut and Blue Cheese Quiche Recipes

Ingredients :

175 g plain flour

pinch of salt

90 g mixture of white vegetable cooking fat with butter or margarine

25 g hazelnuts, very finely ground

3 tbsp cold water to mix

75 g firm Stilton cheese, cut into tiny cubes

275 ml single cream

3 Grade 3 eggs

salt and pepper to taste

Method :
  1. For pastry, sift flour and salt into bowl.
  2. Rub in fats finely then toss in hazelnuts.
  3. Using a fork, mix to a stiff pastry with the cold water.
  4. Roll out fairly thinly on a floured surface then use to line an 8" (20 cm) fluted pottery flan dish, first lightly greased.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over the base.
  6. Beat cream and eggs well together then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Pour into flan dish over cheese then bake 10 minutes in hot oven, 425F, Gas 7.
  8. Reduce temperature to 350F, Gas 4 and continue to bake a further 25-30 minutes or until filling is set and pastry pale gold.
  9. Cut into wedges and serve warm or cold with salad.

Note :

Stand flan dish on a metal baking tray in the oven as it will help the pastry to crispen more evenly over the base.

Serves 4 - 6

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