Friday, February 25, 2011

Quiche with Cream Cheese Pastry

~Quiche with Cream Cheese Pastry~

sumber : exclusivelyfood


125g cream cheese

125g butter, chopped (if using unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon fine table salt with the butter)

190g (1 1/4 cups) plain flour

160g shaved leg ham, finely chopped

150g (1 1/2 cups, firmly packed) grated tasty cheddar cheese

5 large eggs (we use eggs with a minimum weight of 59g)

62ml (1/4 cup) cream

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Salt and pepper, to taste


Place cream cheese and butter in a food processor and beat on low speed until mixture is smooth and creamy.Scrape down sides of processor. Add flour and process just until mixture starts to clump together.

Grease a 24cm diameter pie plate and line the base with a circle of baking paper. Using your fingers, press the pastry over the base and sides of the pie plate.Refrigerate while preparing filling.

Adjust the oven rack to the lowest shelf position. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius (not fan forced).

Using a fork or whisk, beat eggs, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl until combined.Sprinkle about half the grated cheese over the base of the pastry case.Sprinkle with half the chopped onion and cover with the chopped ham.Sprinkle with the remaining onion and cheese. Pour over the egg mixture.

Place quiche on the lowest shelf in the oven (being close to the bottom element will help brown the pastry base) and cook for about 50 minutes, or until the filling is golden and set. Set aside for five minutes to firm up before slicing.


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