I've been dreaming of a cheesy quiche with buttery crust for a while already. So I was pretty happy when I finally decided to make one for myself. Yes, just for myself. Since I live alone, I have a privilege to eat the entire quiche. So I thought like, "yeees, I will make a quiche early in the morning and I will be eating it all day". Guess what? By the end of the day there was just one small peace left. Yep, it was that good. How can something be bad with broccoli? And cheese? Oh, and I cut broccoli into large chunks and I think it made the quiche look quite beautiful. This recipe is really easy so you'll not spend much time preparing this. Enjoy!
125g spelt flour (or all-purpose)
75g butter, cold
1 tbsp cold water
400g broccoli, chopped into chunks
1 small onion, finely chopped
150g cheese, grated
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1) Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Lightly grease and dust with flour a 18cm round baking dish. Set aside.
2) To make the crust, mix together flour and salt. Cut in the butter (to save my time, I sometimes use grater). Add 1 tablespoon of water and, using your hands, knead the dough just until it comes into a ball. Wrap in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
3) Take out of the fridge and roll into a circle. Press into the prepared pan (use your fingertips). Make a few holes with a fork in the dough and place in refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
4) To make the filling, mix together milk, eggs, salt and pepper. In a small saucepan, lightly fry the onions until they soften a little bit.
5) Take the dough out of the fridge. Sprinkle some cheese on it, then the onions, and half of the broccoli. Sprinkle more cheese, top with broccoli, and finally, sprinkle the remaining cheese (I like to reserve a lot of cheese for the top). Pour the milk mixture on top. Do not mix.
6) Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set and golden brown on top. Let cool at least 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe by collecting memories