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Asparagus Quiche

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Ingredients
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Plain flour 5 Ounce
  Butter/Margarine 1 1⁄2 Ounce
  Lard 1 Ounce
  Cheddar cheese 1 Ounce, grated
  Frozen asparagus spears 8 Ounce, thawed (Packet)
  Double cream 4 Tablespoon
  Single cream 1⁄4 Pint
  Eggs 4 , beaten
  Parmesan cheese 1 Ounce, freshly grated
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 400°F.

MAKING
2) Take a large bowl and sift together flour and salt. Cut in butter and mix well into the flour.
3) Now, use a sharp knife and cut lard into small pieces and work it into the flour mixture. Use your fingertips to rub the fat into the flour until a breadcrumb like mixture is obtained.
4) Sprinkle some water , a little at a time, over the flour mixture and mix well to form a smooth round ball of dough.
5) Roll out the dough on a slightly floured board to fit into a 8 inch flan ring. Place the flan ring with the pastry lining on a baking sheet.
6) Now, Trim asparagus to the size of pastry dough. Place the cut off pieces at the base of the flan.
7) Place the trimmed spears over asparagus. In a clean bowl, combine, salt, pepper, eggs, cheese, and creams.
8) Spread this mixture over asparagus and place the flan in the preheated oven (400°F) and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the quiche is tanned.

SERVING
9) Place the quiche on wire rack to cool slightly and serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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