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Blue Cheese Quiche

Ingredients
  Basic shortcrust pastry dough 1 (made with 1/2 pound flour)
  Onion 1 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Streaky bacon rashers 3 Ounce, rinds removed and chopped
  Stilton cheese 6 Ounce, crumbled
  Double cream 1⁄4 Pint
  Milk 1⁄4 Pint
  Eggs 1
  Egg yolk 1
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Snipped chives/Freshly chopped parsley / spring onions 1 Tablespoon (for garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2) Dust flour over the working table and roll out the dough.
3) Using the rolled dough sheet line a 9 inch flan ring and set on a baking sheet.
4) Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

MAKING
5) In a pan, sauté onion and bacon until the bacon fat melts and the onion is soft.
6) Place the bacon mixture in the bottom of the pastry case.
7) Dredge the bacon mixture with the cheese.
8) In a bowl, beat together cream, milk, eggs, yolks and seasoning.
9) Spoon the egg mixture over the bacon mixture.

FINALIZING
10) Bake in the oven for 35 minutes until the filling is set.
11) If you wish to freeze the dish, then do so at this stage. Freeze the quiche until firm.
12) Wrap the flan in foil and pack in freezer bag.
13) Seal, label and return to freezer.

SERVING
14) Serve hot garnished with chives, parsley and spring onions
15) If using the frozen quiche, take off the wrapping and place the quiche on a baking sheet and thaw at room temperature for 4 hours.
16) Reheat in a preheated moderately hot oven for 30 minutes or until well heated.
17) Serve as mentioned in step 16.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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