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.
Total: £1.54 (39p per person) rounded up
Meal Total: £2.20 approximately (55p per person)
*Prices from Tesco
You will also need a 10-inch Flan Tin
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)