Quiche is one of most versatile starter in kitchen as any filling can be added to it ( fish , meat , cheese, vegetable….) but bacon and cheese is my all time favorite. I decided to add leek to the recipe because my fiancee’s father brought me some vegetables from his father’s garden . For vegetarian friends bacon can be removed from the recipe but unfortunately , since eggs is the base of the filling , it is not vegan friendly , sorry guys. For this post i did not make my own pastry as i was cooking between two shifts and had no time to make it but feel free to make the pastry from scratch.
*1 roll of ready to roll shortcrust pastry
*1 large leek
*125 grs of smoked bacon
* 1 egg yolk
*100 ml of milk
*100 ml of single cream
*1/2 cup of grated cheese
1.Preheat the oven at 190 degrees Celsius.
2.On a floured surface , roll out the pastry and line in a 22 cm greased flan dish.
3.Place greaseproof paper on the pastry and fill with baking beans , bake blind in the oven for 20 minutes .
4.Slice and clean the leek then place in a frying pan with the bacon , cook until the leek is soft .
5.Remove the baking beans and paper form the cooked pastry . Fill with the bacon and leek mixture , sprinkle the cheese on top.
5.In a mixing bowl , mix the egg,egg yolk , milk and cream . Season with salt and paper then pour on the quiche.
6.Bake for 25 minutes or until set.