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Leek & Goats Cheese Quiche


The recipe is by our Resident Chef, Ian Waghorn. It will serve 6-8 portions.



Ingredients


Short pastry

  • 250g plain flour

  • 125g butter

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 50g water

  • 1 pinch of salt


Royal

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 yolks

  • 250g milk

  • 250g double cream


Filling

  • 3 large leeks

  • 100g goats cheese

  • 25g Butter

  • 1tsp of rose harissa (optional)


Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Short pastry

  • Mix egg and water together and reserve.

  • Dice the cold butter and combine it with the sifted flour and salt.

  • Place in a food processor and process.

  • Once the butter and flour have combined and small sandy crumbs have appeared.

  • Turn out into a bowl and add the reserved water and egg mixture.

  • Gently combine the dough together to form a homogenous coloured dough (careful not to over need, it’s not bread!).


  • Cover and rest at room temp for 30 minutes.

  • Roll the pastry to a 3- 4mm depth and line the pastry ring/mould.

  • Place into the fridge and rest for a further 20 minutes.


  • Once rested and chilled, use a fork to prick the base of the tart (don’t go too deep)

  • Lay a sheet of grease-proof paper into the tart base and fill it with baking beans.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the pastry is almost fully cooked and golden brown.

  • Remove the baking beans and continue to bake in the oven until the base is golden brown as well.

  • Remove and leave to cool.

  • If there are any cracks in the pastry cover them with a bit of raw leftover pastry and re-bake for 5 mins.

  • If you are concerned that there might be some small holes, brush some egg wash over the tart base and bake for 5 mins and that will fill the holes like glue!


Filling

  • Slice the leek in half lengthways and thinly slice into half circles, wash well.

  • Melt butter in a large pan and sweat with seasoning until all the water has evaporated and the leeks are tender and chill.

  • Mix all the royal ingredients together


To complete

  • Cover the bottom of the tart case with the cooked leeks, and pour in the seasoned egg.

  • Add the Royal mix, add the crumbled goat's cheese and bake the quiche for 30 minutes.

  • Check if the egg mix is still undercooked, if so add a further 5 minutes.


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