Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Broccoli Quiche

Recently I have become obsessed with Jack Monroe and Cooking on a Bootstrap, as well as watching Eat Well For Less. I mean I would love to be on that show but I don't think our spending is quite extreme. We are actually rather good when it comes to our food shopping.

I thought I would try a recipe that doesn't cost a lot to make and see how I get on. 

Broccoli Quiche (Good to Know) Serves 4
I added a side salad to go with it.


Ingredients:
Shortcrust Pastry:
125g Unsalted Butter, plus extra for greasing (55p 250g) 23p
250g Plain Flour (45p 1.5kg) 8p
3 Tbsp Cold Water (Free)

Filling:
1 Tbsp Oil 17.7ml (£2.90 3L) 2p
1 Onion 100g (59p 1kg) 6p
1 Head of Broccoli, florets only
(or cheaper use 200g Frozen Broccoli) 22p
120ml Whole Milk (£1 4 Pints) 5p
3 Eggs (89p for 6 Medium) 45p
85g Cheese, grated (£4 800g) 43p

Total: £1.54 (39p per person) rounded up

Side Salad:
Lettuce 35p
Red Onion 100g (69p 1kg) 7p
Cucumber 1/4 (42p Whole) 11p
Bell Pepper (75p 5/6) 13p

Meal Total: £2.20 approximately (55p per person) 

*Prices from Tesco

You will also need a 10 inch Flan Tin


Method:

1. Lightly grease flan tin. Put the flour and butter into a bowl and using your fingertips rub the mixture into fine breadcrumbs.

2. Stir in the water, a little bit at a time. Stop when the mixture starts to clump together. Form the dough into a ball and knead lightly for a few seconds.

3. Roll the dough out onto a floured flat surface until it is about 3mm thick, then carefully transfer the pastry to the tin. Shape the pastry to fit the tin and gently press into the corners.

4. If you don't want a soggy bottom you can blind bake the pastry case before adding the filling. Place a piece of greaseproof paper on top of the pastry case and fill with baking beans, uncooked rice or beans. Cook in the oven at 200°C for about 20/30 minutes. Remove the greaseproof paper and rice before adding the filling.

5. For the filling heat a little oil in a frying pan and gently cook the onion and frozen broccoli (fresh broccoli you don't need to pre-cook), for around 10 minutes. Make sure the broccoli is broken down to smaller florets.

6. Spread the mixture on the bottom of the pastry case and sprinkle with half of the cheese.

7. Beat the eggs and milk then pour the mixture over the onion, broccoli and cheese, then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

8. Turn the oven down to 180°C and place the quiche into the oven. Cook for around 45/50 minutes, or until the filling has set and the cheese is golden brown.

9. Serve with the salad.


You may also find that you have some shortcrust pastry leftover from the offcut, so instead of throwing it away, use it to make some tarts. I picked up some really cheap jam for 29p and the offcuts made 5 tarts. (Bonus)


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