Smoky chorizo & manchego quiche
- Preparation and cooking time
- plus cooling and chilling
- More effort
- Serves 8-10
Transform the classic ham and cheese quiche with the more grown up flavours of chorizo and manchego. It makes a lovely summer lunch or supper served with salad
For the pastry
- STEP 1
Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over a high heat, and fry the chorizo for 4-5 mins until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper using a slotted spoon, and set aside to cool. Set the pan with the fat aside, and leave to cool. For the pastry, put the flour, 1/2 tsp salt, the paprika, cayenne pepper, cooled chorizo fat and the butter in the bowl of a large food processor and blitz until the mixture looks like coarse breadcrumbs. Gradually pulse in 4 tbsp cold water until it comes together into a dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead gently until smooth. Wrap the dough and chill for at least 10 mins. Will keep chilled for up to three days.
- STEP 2
Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Roll the chilled pastry out on a floured work surface to the thickness of a 50p coin then lift it into a 23cm loose-bottomed tart tin, leaving an overhang. Prick the base all over with a fork, line with baking parchment, then fill with baking beans. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 15 mins. Remove the parchment and beans, then bake for 15-20 mins more until golden and crisp. Trim away the pastry that is overhanging using a serrated knife.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, crème fraîche and cream together, season, then stir in the cheese and cooled chorizo. Pour into the pastry case and bake for 25-30 mins until the filling is just set. Leave to cool in the tin, then remove from the tin and slice. Will keep in the fridge for up to three days.