The Great Australian Bake Off

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This yummy quiche is loaded up with all the best ingredients for an extra special snack,

Ingredients

  • Quiche pastry

  • 225g baker’s flour

  • 120g unsalted butter

  • Pinch sea salt

  • 60ml chilled water

  • 1 egg yolk

  • Canola oil spray

  • 500g rice, for blind baking

  • Filling

  • 4 tbs olive oil, for frying

  • 260g smoked chorizo sausage

  • 120g firm mozzarella, coarsely grated

  • 100g sundried tomatoes

  • 2 medium Spanish onions

  • 5 eggs

  • 40ml milk

  • 60ml thickened cream

  • 20g caster sugar

  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar

Method

  • 1.

    For the shortcrust pastry, place flour, salt and cubed butter in processor and pulse till breadcrumb texture. Preheat oven to 220°C. Lightly grease a 24cm fluted loose-based quiche pan. Add egg yolk and pulse 4-5 seconds, then add water gradually till combined. Tip out onto floured surface and bring together to a disc then cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Remove from fridge and roll out on floured surface to 2 inches wider than fluted quiche pan. Fold in quarters and place in pan, fold out and gently push into corners while overhanging excess over edge. Spray piece of baking paper with non stick oil and place in dish over pastry and pour rice for blind baking. Place in oven for 10 minutes, pull out and remove rice. Brush egg yolk over pastry and place back in oven at 200°C for 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven.

  • 2.

    For the filling, slice chorizo and onion. First caramelise onion using sugar and adding balsamic vinegar. Fry chorizo lightly to caramelize. Chop sundried tomato. Whisk eggs together with milk and cream, then season with salt and black pepper. Place cheese in tart, then followed by chorizo, sundried tomato and onion. Pour egg mixture in tart. Place in oven at 200°C for 30 minutes or until set

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (22 servings)

  • Energy 336kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 214mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Notes

The Great Australian Bake Off Companion cookbook is published by Hachette Australia, RRP $39.99

 

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