Zucchini and Oregano Quiche

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Zucchini and Oregano Quiche

 
Celebrate the days getting longer and warmer with a family favourite. Simply serve a crisp green salad and Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing. Don't forget to pack a bottle of Bubbly and Strawberries.

 

PASTRY

500gFlour

2,5mlSalt

1,2mlPaprika

250gButter

250mlCheddar Cheese, grated

125mlCold water

FILLING:

650gGreen and yellow zucchini

15mlButter

Salt and Pepper

2Eggs

125mlCheddar Cheese, grated

250mlCream

5mlOregano, finely chopped

60mlPercorino cheese, grated

 

  1. PASTRY:   Sieve flour, salt and paprika in a large mixing bowl.   Rub the butter into the sieved flour.   Add grated cheese and mix lightly. Add water and using a knife lightly cut the butter into the flour until soft dough has been formed. Cover pastry with cling film and rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Divide pastry into two portions.   On a floured board, using a rolling pin roll the pastry out thinly until it’s large enough to cover a 23cm loose-bottomed quiche pan.   Prick the base a few times with a fork.   The rest of the pasty can be covered and frozen.
  2. FILLING:   Slice three Zucchini into thin slices and keep for the top of the quiche.   Slice the rest of the Zucchini.   Heat butter in a frying pan and sauté until soft and cooked.   Season with salt and pepper. Cool slightly.
  3. Beat the eggs; add the cheddar cheese, cream and Oregano. Place cooked Zucchini in a buttered loose-bottomed quiche pan, arranging the raw Zucchini in a neat pattern on top. Pou r over the egg mixture, sprinkle grated pecorino cheese on top and bake in a pre-heated  180°C oven for 30 minutes.

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