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Cheese and tomato quiche

Serves 4

The cooking challenge

2016 is Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink and is a celebration of everything delicious! Students are invited a develop a two–course meal which showcases our fantastic local produce and gives four visitors a true taste of Northern Ireland
Cheese and tomato quiche

Niall McDaid

Young Cook Finalist Recipe

  • Maria Mulvaney
  • St Malachy’s College, Belfast
  • Key Stage 3

Ingredients

  • Pastry:
  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Pinch salt
  • 100g Northern Ireland butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 20ml water
  • Filling:
  • 250g Northern Ireland cheese, grated
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 100ml Northern Ireland milk
  • 200ml Northern Ireland double cream

Method

  • To make the pastry, sift the flour together with a pinch of salt into a large bowl. Rub in the butter until it you have a soft breadcrumb texture and then add the thyme. Add the cold water to make the crumb mixture come together to form a firm dough.
  • Roll out of the pastry on a light floured surface and place into a well–buttered dish. Don’t cut off the edges of the pastry yet. Chill for 10 minutes.
  • Pre–heat the oven to 190ºC / 375ºC / Gas 5.
  • Remove the pastry case from the fridge and line the base of the pastry with baking parchment and then fill with baking beans. Place on a baking tray and bake blind for ten minutes. Remove the beans and parchment and return to the oven for five minutes to cook the base.
  • Reduce the temperature of the oven to 160ºC / 325ºC / Gas 3.
  • Sprinkle the cheese into the pastry base and add the sliced tomatoes if you are using them.
  • In a separate bowl combine the eggs with the milk and double cream in the bowl and season well. Pour over the tomatoes and cheese.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and cool.
  • Trim edges and serve.

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