Green asparagus quiche recipe

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  • Serves 8
  • 50 mins to prepare and 55 mins to cook
  • 325 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6 and put in a baking sheet to warm.

Rub the butter into the flour with the salt until you have coarse breadcrumbs. Add water a little at a time using a round-bladed knife to mix until the mixture just comes together. Form into a ball, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

Meanwhile steam the asparagus until just tender to the point of a knife – about 4 minutes. Dry briefly on kitchen towel.

Roll out the pastry and press it gently into a lightly greased flan tin. Prick all over with a fork and bake in the oven on the baking sheet for 20 minutes until pale gold.

Spread the asparagus over the pastry base. Whisk together the eggs, yolk, cream, seasoning and cheese, then pour over the asparagus. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the filling is just set and lightly gold. Leave to cool.

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  • Ingredients

  • For the quiche pastry

  • 110g plain flour
  • 50g cold, diced butter
  • pinch of salt
  • cold water, to mix
  • For the filling

  • 500g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2cm lengths
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 275ml double cream
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 50g Gruyere or Parmesan, grated
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  • Calories
    325
    16%
  • Sugar
    2g
    2%
  • Fat
    27g
    39%
  • Saturates
    16g
    80%
  • Salt
    0.4g
    7%
of an adult's Reference Intake daily amount.
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