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Quiche Lorraine

I do love a good quiche lorraine, filled with cheese and bacon, it is great to take on picnics or you could take a slab to work for lunch. This is a popular quiche which doesn't take all that much effort to make, the hardest part is the gluten free pastry. With the addition of cheese and bacon it is one of those lunchtimes treats that will be a hit.

Added 30th August 2015
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • FODMAP Friendly FODMAP Friendly
  • Low Sugar Low Sugar

Ingredients

Pastry
225g GF plain flour
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
Pinch salt
112g margarine
1 egg yolk
2tsp mixed herbs
4tbsp water

Filling
3 rashers bacon
150g cheddar cheese
3 eggs
300ml milk
1 tsp mixed herbs
  • Preparation Time: 30 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 1 Hour 10 Mins
  • This recipe makes 8 slices

This recipe is free from...

Celery
Crustaceans
Dairy
Egg
Fish
Gluten
Lupin
Molluscs
Mustard
Peanuts
Sesame
Soya
Sulphites
Tree Nuts

Method

1. Sift together the flour, salt and xanthan gum.

2. Rub in the margarine until you get a breadcrumb consistency.

3. Stir the egg yolk and herbs into the flour mix.

4. With a round ended knife, gradually mix in the water until you reach a nice doughy consistency. You might need more or less than the 4 tbsp we used. The pastry needs to reach a stage where it doesn't crumble apart and also isn't too wet.

5. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 mins or so before use.

6. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface, if you find it sticks and crumbles too much this way, roll it between two pieces of cling film.

7. Grease a 10in flan dish with some margarine and lay over the pastry, push the pastry into the sides and remove any overflowing bits with a knife.

8. Cut a piece of baking parchment an inch or two bigger than the dish, place inside the pastry case and fill with baking beans or rice, place into a oven preheated to gas mark 5 and allow to blind back for 20-25 mins.

9. While the pastry is in the oven, grill the bacon until the rind is nicely crispy and then cut into bitesized chunks and set aside, grate 150g of cheese into a bowl and set that aside too. Finish the filling preparation by beating the eggs and milk together in a jug or bowl.

10. Once the pastry has finished blind baking, remove from the oven and remove the greaseproof paper/rice/beans. Place the bacon on the bottom of the pastry case, scatter over about 80% of the cheese, pour over the egg solution and finish off by scattering the remaining cheese on the top along with some mixed herbs.

11. Place the quiche in the oven, again on gas mark 5, allow to cook for 40-45 mins until the top is nice and golden and the egg is set.

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