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Easy Bacon, Spring Onion and Tomato Quiche

This easy quiche recipe is a good solution to any meal dilemmas from dinner parties, supers, picnics and even afternoon tea.  With a crisp pastry case and a delicious just-set creamy filling, this quiche makes the perfect spring time showstopper.

Served best at room temperature quiche also makes a wonderful alternative to sandwiches in a packed lunch.

Bacon and tomato are a classic combination that works wonderfully in this light cheese quiche recipe.  However it is the zesty, sprightly flavour of the spring onion that gives this recipe its wow factor.

Serves 4

Time: 40 minutes

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Ingredients:

500g ready to roll short crust pastry – thawed

200g (7oz) cubed bacon

4 spring onions chopped

6 cherry tomatoes quartered

4 large eggs

200ml creme fraiche

50g Gruyère cheese – finely grated

Black pepper to season

Olive oil

 

 

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Preparation Method:

1) Preheat the oven to 200C, (180C for fan), 400F, Gas mark 6.  Roll out pastry to line a 23cm/9″ flan ring or shallow flan tin.

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2) Gently fry bacon in olive oil until cooked and crisp.  Set aside to cool.  Slice spring onions and quarter cherry tomatoes.

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3) Beat together the eggs, creme fraiche, cheese and black pepper in a large jug.

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4) Scatter the cooled bacon in base of flan case with the spring onion and tomato.

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5) Carefully pour over the egg mixture and make for 20-25 minutes or until the custard is set and the pastry is golden.

 

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