Mushroom ,Bacon, Spinach , Stilton and Walnut Quiche


Mushroom ,Bacon, Spinach, Stilton and Walnut Quiche

Quiche is just one of those great foods for using up ingredients when you don’t really have a lot of each one you can just throw in lots of different flavours and assuming you have some eggs and milk your set. Shortcrust Pastry is easy so long as you follow the 2:1 flour to fat , in this case the flour is a nutty spelt flour ,the fat butter .

I think quiches and tarts also have that wow factor for presenting at dinner parties and even petter keep well for leftovers or midlight stacking – a bit like cake – one more sliver to even it up and suddenly half the dish is empty

Though this looks like a lot of step its probably all done in less than a hour including cooking and cooling, you could leave out the bacon if you are vegetarian perhaps replacing with some roasted squash , the cheese is also not essentail but it does add richness , any melting hard cheese is suitable e.g. cheddar goats cheese

Mushroom ,Bacon, Spinach, Stilton and Walnut Quiche

Mushroom ,Bacon, Spinach, Stilton and Walnut Quiche

Mushroom ,Bacon, Spinach, Stilton and Walnut Quiche

Mushroom , Bacon, Spinach , Stilton and Walnut Quiche

Pastry Ingredients

200g of spelt flour
100g of butter
Pinch of salt
20 ml of water

Filling

Handful of spinach – finely sliced
Three rashers of bacon – roughly chopped
3 handfuls of fresh mushroom sliced
1 tbsp of walnuts – roughly chopped
1 small onion
3 cloves of garlic
Few sprigs of thyme
1 cup of milk
2 tbsp of stilton crumbled ( can also use cheddar or goats cheese )
2 large eggs
Salt and Pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180degC
  2. Line a 23cm quiche tin with greaseproof paper
  3. Rub the butter into the flour and salt until it resembles fine bread crumbs . Altrnatively pulse in a food processor .
  4. Add the water until it forms a dough
  5. Place the dough in the fridge to rest while you prepare the filling
  6. Gently fry the onions , garlic walnuts , mushrooms and become until they have cooked down
  7. Remove from the heat and add in the thyme and spinach.
  8. Season with salt and pepper
  9. Roll out the pastry and line the quiche tin pricking the pastry with a fork , place the
  10. Put the dish in the oven for approx 10 minutes , remove and fill with the mushroom mixture
  11. Beat together the eggs , milk and stliton and season well
  12. Pour over the mushroom mixture
  13. Return to the oven to bake for a further 20 minutes
  14. Serve with salad

Mushroom ,Bacon, Spinach, Stilton and Walnut Quiche



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