Spring is picnic season. Even if it’s raining we are known to have a teddy bears picnic in the yummy household (on a blanket in the kitchen).
My pastry is easy, rustic and has only 4 ingredients (plus one of them is water) fill with egg, milk, ham, and a handful of grated of cheese (or if your cheesy like me lots of cheese)!!! and finish with a circle of cherry tomato x scrummy
Ingredients (this will make 12 mini quiches,s)
- 225g plain flour
100g butter grated
- pinch of salt
- a little water
- 4 eggs
- splash of milk
- grated cheese
- cherry tomatoes
- fresh basil (optional)
Preheat your oven to 180 c gas mark 4,
Sift the flour into a large bowl,
add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture looks fine breadcrumbs.
Stir in the salt,
then add 2-3 tbsp water and mix to a firm dough.
Knead the dough briefly and gently on a floured surface.
Wrap in cling film and chill while preparing the filling.
Flour a chopping board or work surface and flour your hands!!!
spray a muffin tin with olive oil. (spray each individual whole and sides)
split the mixture into 6 and press each one into the muffin tin. This will look very rustic but trust me it works out in the end.
put pastry into a muffin tin and prick with a fork.
blind Bake these in the oven (using rice or dried beans) for 20 minutes.
while they are baking make the filling.
In a bowl whisk, the eggs add a splash of milk, chopped ham and a good handful of grated cheese (think omelet) and some fresh basil or chives. (optional)
Fill each pastry with the mixture and finish with a slice of cherry tomato.