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TOMATO QUICHE

    recipe image TOMATO QUICHE

    Ingredients

    • 310 ml Elmlea double cream light
    • 500 grams block of shortcrust pastry
    • 200 grams mixed tomatoes sliced or halved depending on size
    • 4 medium eggs
    • 100 grams cheddar grated plus extra to serve
    • 2 sprigs of thyme
    • small handful of chives finely chopped
    • salt and pepper

    Nutritional facts

    Energy (kcal)4494 kcal
    Energy (kJ)18800 kJ
    Protein (g)89.0 g
    Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)246.0 g
    Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)235.6 g
    Sugar (g)11.5 g
    Fibre (g)10.4 g
    Fat (g)353.8 g
    Saturated fat (g)145.7 g
    Unsaturated fat (g)188.7 g
    Monounsaturated fat (g)156.1 g
    Polyunsaturated fat (g)32.6 g
    Trans fat (g)0.0 g
    Cholesterol (mg)1106 mg
    Sodium (mg)2375 mg
    Salt (g)5.93 g
    Vitamin A (IU)6944 IU
    Vitamin C (mg)10.4 mg
    Calcium (mg)1075 mg
    Iron (mg)16.70 mg
    Potassium (mg)890 mg

    Instructions

    1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
    2. Drape pastry over quiche tin so there is an overhang.
    3. Push pastry into the corners of the tin and chill in the fridge or freezer for 20 mins.
    4. Lightly prick the base of the quiche with a fork, then line with a large circle of greaseproof paper.
    5. Fill with baking beans and blind-bake for 10 mins.
    6. Remove the paper and beans, then continue to cook for 10 mins until golden brown. Beat the eggs with the Elmlea Double Light, thyme, chives and add 50g of the cheese in a large bowl or jug, then season.
    7. When the pastry is ready, sprinkle the remaining 50g of cheese over the base.
    8. Now pour over the mix, followed by the sliced tomatoes.
    9. Finally, scatter over the rest of the cheese and bake for 20- 25 mins until set and golden brown.
    10. Leave to cool in the pastry case and trim edges of the pastry.
    11. Remove from tin and finish with some fresh basil.