The tomatoes used here are home-grown "Indigo Rose". This variety is supposed to be a true superfood with extremely high levels of vitamins and antioxidants, specially bred for extra nutrition and containing the same antioxidants as blueberries. They do have a lovely intense flavour and look...
Is it cheating? I don’t know - but its a trick I’ve used before when making tarts in order to make sure the surface of the tart looks pretty. You fill the tart case with 2/3rds (or even more) of the custard mixture plus some of the filling and cook until almost set. Then add the top layer of...
For this quiche, you don't strictly speaking, need to roast the squash beforehand. You could simple par-boil it but roasting does add more flavour.
Shortcrust pastry (I make my own but you could use ready-rolled or even a pre-cooked quiche/flan shell).
This lovely quiche hails from my French Mom in Law and is an absolute delight ..
Fennel, Shallot, Swiss Gruyere Cheese Quiche .. ( Flaky Crisp Pastry Shell )
1 médium fennel bulb with fronds
1 large shallot minced
2 small minced garlic cloves
3 slices of Bayonne French Ham or Proscuitto
Peas and dill - a lovely combination. The dill brightens up the taste of the peas and looks pretty too. You could make this without the cheese for a more delicate flavour.
Shortcrust pastry (made with 300g plain flour, 2 heaped tsp mixed dried herbs,150g fat)
100g of fresh or...
Pissaladière is a classic French dish, and is normally made rather like a pizza, often using pizza dough. Here I've turned it into a quiche buy using shortcrust pastry and eggs. I used red onions but it could as easily be made with white onions. :) For a vegetarian version, you could use strips...
The new ingredient for theThe CookingBites Recipe Challenge is tomatoes. Coincidentally I had just made this tart which features tomatoes as a star ingredient and was about to post itI haven't put quantities for the filling. You can judge this easily by eye. Just be generous and fill the pastry...
One of the first ideas to come to mind for the 'ham' Recipe Challenge, was quiche. Well obviously! But how to find an interesting flavour combination? Good ham has a slightly salty but sweet flavour so it pairs well with sour tastes. Black olives are ripened green olives and are a little...
So the guests are gone, the house is clean and the only evidence left of the Christmas feast are the leftovers packed high in your fridge, follow us to the kitchen to find out what to do with them!
175 g plain flour
75 g butter (plus extra for greasing)
“Does nobody understand?”
4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 pound onions, sliced
1/2 cup Guinness 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup cream
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup aged white cheddar, shredded
cayenne, salt and pepper to taste