Cream Cheese And Chive Quiche

PennyBy Penny    

April 2, 2015

Cream cheese makes a lighter quiche

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

175g plain flour

pinch of salt

45g cold lard diced

45g cold butter diced

FOR THE FILLING

115g cream cheese

3tblsn chopped fresh chives

2tspn mixed herbs

freshly ground black pepper

85g mature cheddar cheese grated

2 medium eggs

150ml single cream

Directions

1Put the flour into a bowl. Add the lard and butter and rub them in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

2 Mix with cold water to form a firm dough. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface.

3Wrap in cling film and put in the fridge for 30 minutes

4Roll out and use to line a 20cm flan tin

5Preheat the oven to 200c

6line with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans.

7Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and baking beans and bake for a further 5 minutes to dry out.

8 Remove from the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 180c

9Spread the cream cheese over the bottom of the pastry case.

10Sprinkle with the herbs and half the chives some pepper and the cheddar.

11Beat the eggs and cream together with a little salt and pepper.

12Pour into the flan.

13Top with the remaining chives

14Bake in the oven until golden and set, about 30 minutes.

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