Tomato, Goat Cheese and Basil Quiche

I’m back! Past weeks were busy, with both work and a course that took all my energies, but, after all, it’s over and here I am!

Today I wanna share this quiche recipe that is not only tasteful, but also very easy. I made it a while ago to receive some friends at home and the whole until have the quiche ready for the oven process took less than 40 minutes (only because the dough needs to rest a little).

Quiches are also a great option for last minute visits, as they are super easy to make, can be made ahead (and frozen!) and are beautiful, so they always cause a good impression! And this is not different in our recipe, with the amazing tomatoes colors!

You will see that I used some whole flour in the dough. If you prefer, you can make it using only whole flour, but to my taste the result is a little bit dry. You can also use only regular white flour, but as we know how good the whole cereals are for our health, I believe it is good to mix them. After some tests, I came up with this proportion that seemed just right.

Quiche de Tomates

Tomato, Goat Cheese and Basil Quiche

Serves 4

Dough

3 oz. white flour

2 oz. whole flour

2 oz. butter, cold and cut in cubes

1 pinch of salt

Cold water (about 3 oz.)

Filling

2 eggs

3 oz. milk

3 oz. heavy cream

7 oz. goat cheese (anyone you want)

1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Basil (as much as you want)

Thyme (as much as you want)

Salt and black pepper

Begin with the dough: mix the flours and the salt in a bowl and add the butter. With your fingers, mix everything, until crumbly. Add water, 1 spoon at a time, and work it until you have a dough that holds together in a ball. It is possible that you will not use all 3 oz. of water – it doesn’t matter. What matter is to have a dough that is soft but firm and not sticky. Protect the dough with a plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. You can use it immediately, but the result will be better if it rests a little in the fridge.

Preheat the oven at 350F. Open the dough in a 9-inch pie plate, stick the dough with a fork and take to the oven for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the filling: beat the eggs, until a foam starts to form. Add milk, cream, salt, pepper, basil and thyme and blend well. After 10 minutes, take the dough off the oven and raise the temperature to 400F. Cover the base with goat cheese. Add the eggs mixture and, carefully, put the tomatoes on top.

Take it to the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it starts to brown. You can serve the quiche cold or warm. Enjoy it! 🙂

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