For as long as I can remember, my Gran has spoilt us with delicious, home made treats. It’s amazing what this lady can do with a few, simple ingredients! By a country mile, one of her greatest & most renowned bakes has to be this quiche. Any time there is a family get together, and therefore – buffet, there are actually queues outside the door and sometimes, even fights over it. It’s that good. It doesn’t matter what anyone else makes, the quiche will be gone first. It’s a guarantee and for good reason!
As my Gran is so completely wonderful, she allowed me to invade her kitchen and commandeer the recipe for you lovely lot. Without further ado, here is what you will need to make the best quiche in the entire world!
For the Pastry
- 110g Self Raising Flour
- 55g Trex
- Generous pinch of Salt
- Cold Water
For the Filling
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder (approx)
- 200g Ham (approx)
- 140g Strong Cheddar Cheese (approx)
- 3 Free Range Eggs
- 50ml Milk (approx)
- Salt & Pepper
- 8″/20cm Flan Dish
- Pastry Whisk
Words From The Wise One…
Gran says you can use any ham you like. Whether it’s cheap, end cuts from the ‘bargain basement’ in the supermarket, wafer thin from a pack or tinned. Use whatever you have in your fridge/pantry. You could even fry & drain some thick cut bacon instead. You can also use any cheese you like. Maybe a strong cheddar or a blend of mozzarella and Red Leicester. According to Gran however, the all time greatest cheese to use for this is Grandma Singletons. Quite fitting for this recipe!
Right, let’s crack on. First things first, put the kettle on and grab a biscuit.
So, now the prep is done, lets get started on the quiche.
Preheat your oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C. Grease and flour the base & sides of your dish.
In a large bowl, measure out the flour and the Trex and add the salt.
Using a knife, roughly cut until the Trex is smaller in size. If you have a pastry whisk – in a light, sweeping motion, whisk until ‘breadcrumbs’ are formed. Alternatively, use your forefingers and thumbs to lightly rub together until the same result is achieved.
Using a splash of cold water at a time, add into the centre of the bowl and mix with a flat knife. Continue to add a little at a time until it just comes together. Press into a ball ready to roll out.
Chop up your ham into chunks and grate the cheese.
Here comes Gran’s twist on the classic. Take approx 1/2 tsp of mustard powder and spread it evenly all over the base. Trust me, I’m a granddaughter. Do it.
Now, my Gran’s from a ‘waste not want not’ generation. And whilst I was busy snapping pics of this beautiful quiche, she was in the kitchen using up those leftover bits of pastry. I know, those little scraps that we all just throw away right? She only went and made some custard tarts for pudding!
So did you all enjoy the guest post/recipe? The Mr thinks it should be a regular thing and a new page should be added that’s completely dedicated to Gran’s recipes.
Gran, on the other hand, has little confidence and bucket loads of modesty! But what do you think?
Leave a comment below to convince my Gran that she is totally amazing & should have her very own page!
Until next week lovelies.