Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Family Meals for Much Less than a Fiver (4) - Cheese and Tomato Quiche

Making pastry really is easy and there is so much you can do with it! The Quiche costs about £2 to make plus about 50p for vegetables depending on what you choose. It can be eaten straight away or cooled and kept in the fridge or freezer for another day.

Cheese and Tomato Quiche


The Quiche costs about £2 to make plus about 50p for vegetables depending on what you choose.  Serve hot or cold - great with new potatoes and carrots. 

110g flour     8p

55g margarine  15p


I small onion  chopped  15p

2 Large eggs    60p

125g mature cheddar  90p

200ml milk      10p

Mixed herbs

Ground black pepper

Whole Grain mustard (optional)

Sieve the flour into a large bowl. Rub in the margarine using just your finger tips. Lift your hands up as you do this to incorporate air for a lighter pastry. When it is fully rubbed in it will look like breadcrumbs. Add a little water. Incorporate the water into the pastry until it is one big ball. If you have time,  leave in the fridge for 30 minutes. For more information on how to make great pastry read Delia Smith's advice.

Roll out the pastry into a floured work surface. Don't forget to rub some flour on your hands and on your rolling pin to stop any sticking. Roll it out large enough to fit into your metal sandwich tin. (Metal is much better than ceramic for pastry). Put your pastry in the tin and trim the edges in line with the tin.


Put the chopped onion in the bottom of the flan, followed by the grated cheese. Put the eggs in a bowl and gently beat, then add the milk. Add mixed herbs, ground pepper and may be some grainy mustard. Pour over the onion and cheese. Slice the tomato and arrange on top. Put in the oven at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes. 

Serve with vegetables of your choice or leave to cool, cover with foil and leave in the fridge or put in freezer bag to freeze.

While you are making pastry, why not double the quantity and make two quiches or make some mince pies as well...

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