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Cream Cheese And Chive Quiche recipe

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Who doesn't love a quiche? And everyone knows that homemade always trumps shop bought. Quiche is one of those meals that I forget how much I love until I have it on my plate and I think 'why has it been so long since I've had this?' Quiche is also fab for summer lunchboxes and picnics as it is as tasty cold as it is warm. The addition of cream cheese in this particular recipe adds a lightness and extra creaminess that will blow you away. As always I encourage you to add extra veg or cooked meat to customise the taste to what you like best.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 mins

 175 g plain flour
 pinch of salt
 45 g cold lard diced
 45 g cold butter diced
 FOR THE FILLING
 115 g cream cheese
 3 tbsp chopped fresh chives
 2 tsp mixed herbs
 freshly ground black pepper
 85 g mature cheddar cheese grated
 2 medium eggs
 150 ml single cream

1

Put 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.

3

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

4

Roll out and use to line a 20cm flan tin

5

Preheat the oven to 200c

6

line with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans.

7

Bake 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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

Pour into the flan.

13

Top with the remaining chives

14

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

Ingredients

 175 g plain flour
 pinch of salt
 45 g cold lard diced
 45 g cold butter diced
 FOR THE FILLING
 115 g cream cheese
 3 tbsp chopped fresh chives
 2 tsp mixed herbs
 freshly ground black pepper
 85 g mature cheddar cheese grated
 2 medium eggs
 150 ml single cream

Directions

1

Put 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.

3

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

4

Roll out and use to line a 20cm flan tin

5

Preheat the oven to 200c

6

line with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans.

7

Bake 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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

Pour into the flan.

13

Top with the remaining chives

14

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

Cream Cheese And Chive Quiche recipe

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