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Cheese and Chives Quiche

Cheese and Chives Quiche

 Prep.Time: 10 mins
 Cook.Time: 60-65 min
 Difficulty: Moderate
 Serves: 6-8

Tools

 9"/23cm Flan Tin
 Baking Beans
 Baking Paper

Ingredients

 375g/11oz Short Crust Pastry
   (ready rolled)
 150g/6oz Grated Cheese
 10-15 Chive Stems
 2 Egg Yolks
 2 Eggs
 450ml/¾pt Milk
 Black Pepper


Method

Pre-heat oven to 200°c / 400°f / Gas Mark 6.
Grease tin well with butter.
Lay pastry over the tin and press into edges, trim around edge.
Place a sheet of baking paper over this and fill with baking beans.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
When pastry is ready, remove beans and paper.
Reduce oven heat to 150°c/300°F/Gas Mark 2.
Chop the chives finely.
Spread the cheese and chives in the cooked flan base.
Beat eggs and yolks, add milk and fresh black pepper.
Pour mixture into flan, up to ¾ full saving the rest for later.
Place flan in centre of oven for 15 minutes.
Add rest of mixture and cook for 30-40 minutes or until firm.
Serve hot or cold.



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