This recipe is an easy one. The pastry is made in a food processor in about a minute. It is easy pastry to work with, rolls easily, goes into the moulds easily. Bakes well, doesn't shrink, and tastes so good.
The filling, super easy to make and is delicious.
You can make the pastry in advance, just fill and bake when needed.
When rolling the pastry, roll it very thin, it puffs up a little when baking, so you want thin cases, so you can actually fit in some filling. After you first cut rounds out of the pastry, re roll the scraps, but knead a little first. This second roll, the pastry can be a little harder to work with, if it tears when placing in the moulds, just stick on a small piece of dough and push it in to cover the tear.
It is really important to refrigerate the dough once you have put it into the moulds. And it is really important to blind bake the cold pastry, both of these steps will stop the pastry from shrinking when baked.
In Manu's original recipe he makes a large Quiche Lorraine, but he only used 1/2 of the shortcrust pastry. So with the remaining pastry I decided to try these mini quiches. Now if you are only using up the remaining pastry for this recipe, you will have leftover filling. You can just use store bought shortcrust pastry for the extra filling.
If you are looking for something delicious to serve at your next party, look no further, you have to try these.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
150g bacon, diced
1 egg yolk
100ml pouring cream
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
50g gruyere or Emmenthal cheese, grated
Thyme leaves, to serve
250g plain flour
Large pinch fine sea salt
125g unsalted butter, chopped
1 egg yolk
50ml cold water
Roll out the pastry between two sheets of baking paper until about 2-3mm thick. Using a 7.5cm round pastry cutter, cut 24 rounds from the pastry. Press the pastry into your prepared tins. You can re roll the pastry, knead a little first, if you didn't get 24 circles from your first roll. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Scrunch up the pieces of the baking paper and place them in each of the pastry circles. Fill the paper with pastry weights, dried beans or rice, all the way to the edges.
In a large mixing bowl add the egg, egg yolk, milk, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
Evenly distribute the bacon and grated cheese between the pastry.
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