Quiche made with green squash

Green squash quiche 62

With the autumn season, I can see a lot of squash everywhere, I like their colours and shapes but I was always wondering if somebody buys them and if so, for doing what? except for decoration purposes…. that what are my questions before I get my membership to the veggie box from Tower Green Hamlet. From now on, I have them in my box and need to find a way to cook them. Last time, I had a green, kind of round squash, after looking at it more carefully; I decided to cook it in a quiche. So I get the inspiration from my courgette and pancetta quiche and I made a quiche with it. That was a really great idea and the taste of squash was like a stronger taste of courgettes.

  • SERVE: serveserveserve
  • PREPARATION: 15 minutes
  • COOK: 30 minutes

What do you need?

For the quiche:

  • 1 squash
  • 45 g of pancetta (this is optional, remove them if you want to have the vegetarian version of this quiche)
  • 40 g of grated cheddar
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 cl of soya cream
  • Soya milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 For the shortcrust dough:

  • 75g Self Raising Flour
  • 30g Corn Flour
  • 45g Butter or margarine
  • 20ml Water

How to make a quiche with green squash?

  • Start by making the shortcrust dough
  • In a large bowl mix corn flour, self-raising flour and butter
  • Knead the dough with fingers, before adding water (start with 20ml and increase if necessary)
  • Once the dough has formed into a nice ball, wrap in cling film and let cool in the fridge for 30mins

! If you have a bread maker, put all the ingredient on it and select the “dough” program. Then make a ball with the dough and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
  • Wash the squash and cut it into small pieces for taking out the inside
  • Bring to boil some water and add the squash bites, boil them for 15 minutes

! the squash bits should be tender when they are cooked. Also, not too tender as they will finish being cooked when the quiche will be in the oven

  • Roll out the dough into the mould and bake for 10mins
  • Spread pre-cooked squash into the pre-baked dough
  • Add pancetta and grated cheddar, along with herbs and seasoning
  • In a separate bowl, mix eggs and cream/milk before pouring on top of the quiche
  • Bake for a further 30 to 35 minutes

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