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whole quiche in flan with sliced tomatoes on top

Cheese And Tomato Quiche Recipe

Deliciously easy quiche recipe to serve hot or cold
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 315 kcal

Equipment

  • Flan dish

Ingredients
  

For the Pastry

  • 140 g plain flour wholemeal, white or half and half
  • 70 g butter or margarine
  • 3-4 tablespoons cold water
  • pinch of salt optional

For the Filling

  • 1 small white or red onion peeled and chopped
  • 110 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs
  • 1 teaspoon mustard optional
  • 1 large tomato sliced or several cherry tomatoes cut in half

Instructions
 

Make the Pastry

  • Sift the flour into a bowl
  • Rub the butter or margarine into the flour, until it looks like breadcrumbs
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water and stir
  • Try to bring the pastry together with your fingers, adding more water if necessary, but just a drop at a time
  • Only work the dough enough to bring it all together and then stop
  • Place the dough in a polythene bag put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to 'rest'.
  • Roll out the pastry
  • Grease a cake tin or flan dish
  • Gently trim of off any excess
  • If you have time - bake blind for 10-25 minutes (see video above). Cut a round of greaseproof paper to size and fill with baking beans or dried beans. Place in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove sheet and beans.

Make the Filling

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C
  • Arrange the onion pieces in the bottom of the flan
  • Place the cheese on top of the onion
  • Beat the eggs and mix in with the milk
  • Stir in the herbs and mustard
  • Pour over the onion and cheese
  • Slice your large tomato into 4 to 6 sliced and arrange on top or halve the cherry tomatoes
  • Place in the oven for about 45 minutes until set. NB The quiche can look done after only 20 minutes or so but don't be tempted to take it out too early or the middle will still be quite soft. If it is getting too brown on top, just turn down the oven a little.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving
  • Delicious hot or cold with baked potato and salad

Notes

You will need a quiche dish. I would recommend this one from Master Class
Keyword great for salad, serve hot or cold