Stilton, Mushroom and Red Pepper Quiche

Chef: Dominic Chapman Recipe courtesy of www.greatbritishchefs.com This tasty quiche is great for a casual lunch or quick supper.

Quick Stats

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Moderate
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8 Servings
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30 minutes bake time

Stilton, Mushroom and Red Pepper Quiche

Chef: Dominic Chapman Recipe courtesy of www.greatbritishchefs.com This tasty quiche is great for a casual lunch or quick supper.

Ingredients
  • 300g Jus-Rol Shortcrust Pastry Block
  • 175g wild (or mixed) mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 125g Stilton cheese, broken into small pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250ml single cream
  • 1 pinch salt and cracked black pepper
  • Plain flour, for dusting
Equipment required
  • Rolling Pin
  • 20 cm flan tin
  • Saucepan
Techniques Used
  • How to Roll Shortcrust Pastry
Method
  1. Roll the pastry out thinly on a lightly floured surface to roughly make a 30cm circle. Use the pastry to line a 20cm flan tin, ensuring that there is an overhang of pastry around the edges. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up
  2. Meanwhile, under a hot grill or over a gas flame, grill the pepper so that the skin blisters and chars, turning with tongs so that it is even. Place in a bowl, cover with clingfilm and allow to cool
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
  4. Remove the flan tin from the fridge. Cover the pastry with baking parchment and fill with baking beans or dried rice, then bake the case for 15 minutes, then remove the beans and parchment and bake for another 10 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool, then trim off any excess pastry with a sharp knife
  5. Peel the skin off the cooled pepper and remove the core and seeds, then slice and distribute across the pastry base
  6. Add the mushrooms to a pan and fry over a medium heat until golden brown, then spread over the peppers in the pastry case
  7. Cook the onion in the same pan until golden brown, spread over the mushrooms, and then top with the pieces of Stilton
  8. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
  9. In a large jug or mixing bowl, mix together the eggs and cream with some seasoning, then pour over the fillings
  10. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until the quiche has just set and is lightly golden on top. Serve warm or cold, with a side salad or steamed vegetables