Individual rocket quiche- a firm lunch time favourite. Homemade quiche is a class above any store bought alternative you might buy
I have adapted this combination from various recipe books, including Mary Berry and Lisa Faulkener. I think nothing beats Mary Berry's Rocket Tart from her New Aga Cookbook when making a 12″ tart with yummy Parmesan pastry. (See below).
The filling for these tarts couldn't be simpler- soften a sliced onion with chopped garlic. Add about 250g rocket (torn) and halved tiny tomatoes ( about a dozen) Thoroughly mix 2 beaten eggs with a pack of cream cheese. Use full fat. Philadelphia comes in all sorts of flavours- you could ring the changes with say chive variation.mix this into the pan with the onion then spoon into your lined, blind baked tart cases. Mine haven't been baked blind as they are going on to the floor of the aga. These bake at 180°C for about 15 minutes. In an aga, on floor of roasting oven around same time, but no pre cooking of pastry necessary.
The large quiche below has one of the best pastries of all time. Simply add 75g of grated Parmesan to a standard pastry mix- 225g flour, 100g butter, pinch of salt, 1 tsp dry mustard, and an egg. Regular readers know I make all my pastry in my Thermomix ( unless I'm in Arizona ) as I can't buy one there ( sad face!). alternatively pop ingredients into processor and bring together in short bursts. Refrigerate we'll before lining tin, and refrigerate again before blind bake.
Sprinkle 250g of grated gruyère on top of onion and garlic.
Mix the beaten 4 eggs and 600ml single cream well ( half and half would work for US cooks). season the cream and egg mixture. 250g of rocket has a lot of bulk. The best way to make sure it all goes in and doesn't burn is to roughly chop and mix with the seasoned egg and cream mixture.
Cook for about 40 minutes or until set at 200°C. aga 30 min floor of roasting oven then transfer to grid shelf for 10 minutes.Check towards end of cooking time to make sure it is not burning.
Sometimes I vary the rocket with half rocket and half baby spinach.
No cut version photographed as it was a meal for a friend. Sorry.
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