Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Crustless quiche in the Thermomix (recipe)

Thermomix quiche, bimby, TM31This crustless quiche is a new version of the Crustless Pie that I had adapted a while ago. I was keen to reduce the amount of olive oil and flour used, 100 g olive oil seemed excessive and the result is a spongier slice crammed with vegetables.

In fact, when it comes to the vegetables, I have started reducing the amount of red pepper and adding carrot, I actually think it could take more carrot and possibly tomatoes.

It's ideal for lunch boxes, sandwiches, parties and to have al fresco with a lovely salad. I particularly like it as a snack with a cup of coffee, elevenses anyone?

I don't have a quiche tin to try it in so, if you do, do try it and come back to let me know how you get on please. Next time I may make individual portions in the muffin tin to see how they turn out.

Recipe: Crustless quiche in the Thermomix
Ingredients
Serves: 6 with a good salad or just use it as snacks, breakfast with a coffee, elevenses (I particularly like the latter with a cup of coffee)
  • 100 g cheddar
  • 15 g cooked ham (yes, I may try it with chorizo one day), you can use any amount up to 150 g really, this time I was very short on ham
  • 80-100 g onion
  • 200 g courgette (some of you call it zucchini)
  • 1 red pepper (some of you call it red capsicum)
  • 50-80 g carrot (I think we all give it the same name)
  • 6 tinned anchovies (optional)
  • A couple of twists of the pepper mill
  • 4 large eggs
  • 35 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 g plain flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Baking paper
Equipment

Small bowl, large mixing bowl, chopping board, spatula, Thermomix TM31, oven tray.

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200º C / 190ºC in a fan oven / gas mark 6.
  2. Chop the cheddar: 8 seconds, speed 7. Reserve.
  3. Chop the ham: 3 seconds, speed 4. Reserve in the large mixing bowl.
  4. Place in the Thermomix the onion, courgette, red pepper, carrot and anchovies with a couple of twists of pepper: 5 seconds, speed 4. Empty into the bowl where you previously placed the ham.
  5. Do not wash the bowl, add the eggs (after cracking them of course) and the 35 ml extra virgin olive oil: 10 seconds, speed 5.
  6. Add the flour, baking powder and half of the cheese: 10 seconds, speed 3.
  7. Add the reserved ham and vegetables: 10 seconds, speed 3.
  8. Cover a baking tray with parchment/baking paper. Pour the mixture, ensuring the thickness is even, it's easy if you just spread it with a spatula. Sprinkle the rest of the cheddar and place in the centre of the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.

You will find all my Thermomix recipes here and don't forget I want to know what features you think could make the next version of the Thermomix even better, just go here to read my own wishlist and add yours.
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