Bacon & Leek Quiches

Preparation time:
15 mins
Cooking time:
12 mins
Makes:
24
Rating:
The perfect little savory additions to the perfect royal baby shower!

Ingredients

2 tsps olive oil
1 bacon rasher, finely chopped
½ small leek, finely chopped
3 eggs
200ml creme fraiche
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste

3 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed

TOPPING

3 pale green inner celery stalks, finely chopped
½ small Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely chopped
½ tsp finely grated lemon rind
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tblsp olive oil
2 tblsps chopped fresh parsley

Method

1 Grease two 12-hole round-based patty pans (1-tblsp capacity).

2 Heat oil in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Add bacon and leek. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until leek is soft. Cool.

3 Whisk eggs, creme fraiche and mustard in a medium jug until fully combined. Season with salt and pepper.

4 Using a 7cm-round fluted cutter, cut 24 rounds from pastry. Line prepared pan holes with pastry. Divide leek mixture among holes. Top with egg mixture.

5 Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until just set, swapping trays halfway through cooking. Cool to room temperature.

6 To make topping, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.

7 To serve, divide topping evenly over top of quiches.

Author:
Stylist:
Carolyn Fienberg
Photographer:
Benito Martin

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