Quiche Delights

Serves 4 - 6

Ingredients: 
For the pastry
280 g (2 cups) cake flour
30 g (3 T) cornflour
5 ml (1 t) salt
190 g butter, softened
1 extra large egg yolk
60 ml (¼ cup) milk
 
For the filling
  • 4 extra large eggs, beaten
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ml (pinch) of nutmeg
 
Optional ingredients
Choose any or a mixture of these optional ingredients to form the base of the quiche
  • cheese, grated
  • onion, chopped and fried
  • bacon, chopped and fried
  • chicken strips, cooked
  • mushrooms, chopped and fried
  • vegetables, chopped and fried
  • red pepper, baked in the oven, skins removed and chopped
Method: 
For the pastry
  1. Mix the flour, cornflour and salt together.
  2. Add the butter and mix until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  3. Add the egg yolks and milk until all ingredients come together.
  4. Shape pastry into a ball. Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Coat pastry tins (size of your choice) with cooking spray. Roll out the pastry and line the base and sides of the tin with the pastry. Return to refrigerator until required.
 
For the filling
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Make your choice from the optional ingredients list and spoon into prepared pastry shells.
  3. Lightly whisk the creamy filling ingredients together. Pour over filled pastries and bake for 25-30 minutes or until set and golden brown.