Bacon, leek and cheddar cheese quiches Recipe
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Ingredients3/4 lb [500gm] bacon, cut into small pieces1 large leek- diced250gm sour cream1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese3 eggs2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thymepinch salt1/4 tsp pepper1/4 tsp nutmeg
For pastry 2 1/4 cups flour1/2 tsp salt3/4 cup vegetable shortening5-6 tbsp cold water
How to make Bacon, leek and cheddar cheese quiches
Brown bacon until most of the fat extracted. Drain on kitchen towel, discard some of the oil and leave 2 tbsp in the pan, add leek and saute until soft. Leave to cool .
Mix the leek with cheese, eggs , sour cream and other seasonings. Spoon into a prepared pastry cases. Bake in preheated oven at 400 F for 25 mins. Leave in the oven for 5 mins before serving with cubed cheese or plain.
For the pastry, mix flour and salt, add shortening and crumble it fine. Add water to form a soft dough , not sticky . Don't over knead the dough . Leave in refrigerator for 30 mins before roll out thinly and cut with a cutter. Place in patty tin .
Make 12 quiches