Make Ahead

Leek and goat’s cheese quiche

May 19, 2015
0 Ratings
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

So you have a picnic coming up and you're out of ideas for what to bring? Fear not, I may have just what you need. —Ala Lemon

What You'll Need
  • 1 ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 500 grams / 1 lb leeks, sliced very thinly
  • 25 grams / 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon leaves, chopped
  • 300 milliliters / 1¼ cup milk
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 grams / 7 oz. / 1 cup log goat's cheese, half chopped, the rest sliced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped almond or hazelnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F.
  2. Line your tin with baking parchment. Unroll the pastry and fit it into the tin.
  3. Line with more baking parchment, fill with baking beans and blind bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and bake 5 minutes more to dry the base.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick frying pan, fry the leeks and tarragon in the butter until they have rendered their liquid and it has evaporated. Set aside to cool a little.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, nutmeg, salt & pepper. Whisk until well mixed, then stir in the chopped cheese.
  6. Carefully tip the leek mixture into the pastry, arrange the sliced cheese on top and scatter over the nuts, if using.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden and the filling is set.
  8. Serve warm, cold or at room temperature, at home or at the park.
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2 Reviews

Saffron3 September 21, 2015
Looks wonderful!
Mind, I mind not be reading correctly..but,
I think the step to add the egg mixture into the leek mixture is missing.
That would be step 5 1/2... Add the leeks to eggs, then tip into prepared shell, then bake, then devour!
But, my brain could be addled this am! Good wishes all around, thanks to all!

Ala L. October 26, 2015
Sorry for the late reply. You're actually quite right, I forgot step 5 1/2. Thanks for pointing it out ;)