Tick of Yum

Providing hints and tips on using your Thermy, suggestions and recipes - from a very happyily Thermomixed South Australian couple

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Posted by Bee & John on June 15, 2011 at 3:24 AM

Well... the age old quesitons (of the last few years anyway) is whether real men eat Quiche... let me tell you, John loves my quiche :)

The shortcrust pastry from the Everyday cookbook is fab!  So easy to whip up and great as a base for the quiche... I've just tweaked it a little bit.

I found that the pastry was just a TINY bit too much for my small dish, so I just cut it down.  Why follow the recipe exactly when it is so easy to change!  

In the Thermomix bowl put... 

  • 150g of plain flour
  • 75g of butter, cold and cubed
  • 30g of parmesan cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp of salt

Mix on speed 8 for 20-30 seconds until all combined and looks like breadcrumbs.

Add 50g of COLD water and mix for 20 seconds on speed 5

Is it a dough ball?  If not, add a little more water and mix for another 5 seconds or so

Then... Knead for 30 seconds on interval speed.

Take out the dough roll out and line your pie/quiche dish

Put your favourite additions onto the dough (eg: bacon, spinach, chives, tomatoes, chopped leftover BBQ chicken etc)

Do NOT clean your bowl!

  • put  70g of milk into the now empty thermomix bowl
  • and 1 heaped tablespoon of plain flour 
  • mix on speed 4 for 20 seconds.
  • add 4 large or 6 small eggs.  Mix on 3 for 30 seconds.
  • Pour into dish on top of your filling and the pastry.
  • Cook in a moderate oven for 40 minutes.

HINT: as you can see in my picture, there was still a bit too much pastry but I didn't want to throw it out so I squished bits of it until it looked a little decorative (not the most fancy of folk).  This has the added benefit of having more YUMMY, crunchy cheesy crust AND that you can fit more filling in if you want to add some more.

HINT: put some baking paper under the pastry.  SO much easier to get the quiche out!

This is bacon, tomato and chive filling

Categories: My own Recipes, Baking, Easy Specialties