Foodie Friday: Cherry Tomato & Basil Quiche

cherry_tomato_and_basil_quiche(Serves 4)

Ingredients:
375g pack ready rolled shortcrust pastry, further rolled out so that it’s 2cm wider than original
75ml semi-skimmed milk
3 medium eggs
335g cherry tomatoes, halved
40g mature Cheddar, finely grated
1 tbsp fresh basil, leaves picked and roughly torn
600g baby potatoes
120g baby leaf salad

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 220C, fan 200C, gas 8. Press the pastry into a 23cm round fluted tart tin, allowing it to drape slightly over the edges. Trim the excess and prick the base all over with a fork. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes.
2. Line the chilled pastry base with greaseproof paper, fill with baking beans or rice and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans or rice and return to the oven for another 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and reduce the heat to 200C, fan 180C, gas 6.
3. In a jug, whisk together the milk and eggs and season with freshly ground black pepper. Arrange the cherry tomatoes over the pastry base, pour over the egg mixture, then scatter with the cheese and basil leaves. Bake on the middle shelf for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown and set. Cover with a sheet of foil if the top is browning too quickly during cooking.
4. Meanwhile, put the potatoes in a medium pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 10-12 minutes until tender. Drain.
5. Cut the quiche into wedges and serve with the salad and potatoes.

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