Blackberry and goats’ cheese quiche - UK Independent

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook time: 65 minutes

Serves 8 


1 roll of shortcrust pastry 

100 g lardons (alternatively, use snipped bacon bits), cooked until crisp

120 g goats’ cheese, diced

80 g blackberries

1 large handful of rocket 

3 large eggs 

60 ml whole milk

200 ml double cream

Black pepper to season 


Roll the pastry on a lightly floured work surface until about 2-3mm thick. 

Use the pastry to line a loose-bottomed tart tin, 9 inches in diameter, trimming off any excess. 

Refrigerate the tart case from an hour before baking. 

Line the chilled pastry base with a crumpled piece of parchment paper and fill with baking beans or rice and bake for 25 minutes at 180C before removing the parchment and beans and baking for a further 10-15 minutes or until the pastry is lightly golden. 

Remove from the oven and brush the pastry case with the egg yolk before baking for a minute or so to set the yolk (this helps create a strong barrier so you don't get a soggy bottom).

Start filling the pastry case by adding a layer of rocket and then sprinkle over the blackberries, goat’s cheese and bacon. 

In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk and cream, seasoning with some black pepper. 

Carefully pour in the egg mixture and place the quiche onto a baking tray and place into the oven, baking for about 25 minutes at 180C (160C fan oven) or until the egg mixture is set and top is very lightly browned. 

Allow to cool to room temperature before serving. 

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