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Sparkenhoe Red Leicester & Courgette Quiche

Our eCommerce Manager, Jen baked this comforting cheese & courgette quiche for a delicious family 'lockdown' mealtime. Ideally suited to a complex, hard cheese such as Sparkenhoe Red Leicester. However a full-flavoured Cheddar, Aged Gouda or Comte would be equally delicious. 

This is a quick and simple dish - very rewarding and perfectly suited to juggling a busy schedule and home-schooling the children! 

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Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 Large Courgette 

  • 1 Egg

  • Ready Rolled Packet of Puff Pastry

  • 200g Sparkenhoe Red Leicester or other full-flavoured Hard Cheese

  • 150g Soft Cheese (you could also use plain yoghurt or cream if you don't have soft cheese to hand)

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • Dollop of Marscapone (optional)

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. 

  • Grate the courgette and pop into a mixing bowl.

  • Break the egg into the mixing bowl with the courgette and spoon in the soft cheese (or yoghurt/cream).

  • Grate your Sparkenhoe Red Leicester (or other hard cheese) and stir together with the courgette mixture.

  • Line your flan tin with your puff pastry and trim the edges with a knife. 

  • Pour your cheese and courgette mixture into the pastry-covered tin. 

  • Add your dollop of Marscapone in the centre of the quiche (optional).

  • Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, leave to rest for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

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