Broccoli,tomato,olive and caramelised onion Quiche
Olive oil pastry
Short crust pastry…a delicious buttery pastry that offers a tasty base for a variety of toppings both sweet and savoury…few can resist a well made quiche/tart/pie when it’s filled to the brim with delicious goodness !
Home cooking at it’s best…which conjures up visions of homemakers in cookbooks of yesteryears,proudly posing with a rolling pin, clad in a checkered apron,make up and hair neatly in place,bag of flour on the counter and beaming big smiles of accomplishment…that pic always stayed in my head and probably the reason why pies fascinated me since childhood !
One reason the quiche is a good meal option is that ,once you get the hang of making short crust pastry…the filling is quite versatile…you can make it as healthy or as decadent as you wish…I who have always had a mental block for making short crust pastry,am very thankful for Rachel Allen’s simple and foolproof method of making a short crust pastry…Ido promise you variations of this one soon !While I am quite averse to the idea of using potato in a quiche,when there are so many other more delicious and far healthier options,this one was made on request,delicious but I do recommend that you add other veggies like spinach/zucchini/broccoli…all go well with an egg and milk (no cream!!!) mixture !
It’s a one dish meal really and a soup and a quiche make for quite a wholesome dinner…as always I have refrained from using white flour and have used instead a whole grain flour…I do plan at some point to substitute olive oil for butter…I’m sure it will work well too..I do hope you will try this recipe and I look forward to hearing from you of all the variations that you may come up with :))
A step by step version….
Potato and Chive Quiche