Recipe

Quiche primavera

  • 40 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Quiche primavera
  • 170 gram asparagus, trimmed, halved
  • 60 gram green beans, trimmed, halved lengthways
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) frozen peas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 millilitres) pouring cream
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) sour cream
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into ribbons
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup small fresh mint leaves
Shortcrust pastry
  • 1 1/2 cup (225 grams) plain flour
  • 125 gram cold butter, coarsely chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoon iced water, approximately

Method

Quiche primavera
  • 1
    Make shortcrust pastry.
  • 2
    Oil a 24cm round loose-based flan tin. Roll pastry between sheets of baking paper until large enough to line tin. Lift pastry into tin; press into side, trim edge. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • 4
    Place tin on oven tray; cover pastry with baking paper, fill with dried beans or rice. Bake 10 minutes. Remove paper and beans; bake 5 minutes or until browned lightly. Cool. Reduce oven to 180°C.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, boil, steam or microwave asparagus, beans and peas, separately, until just tender; drain. Refresh under cold water.
  • 6
    In a large jug, whisk eggs, cream and sour cream together; season. Arrange asparagus, beans, peas and zucchini in pastry case; sprinkle with onion. Pour over egg mixture. Bake about 45 minutes or until just set. Sprinkle with mint leaves.
Shortcrust pastry
  • 7
    Blend or process flour and butter until crumbly. Add egg yolk and most of the water; process until ingredients just come together. Enclose in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.

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