So, its party season. That means pretty dresses, high heels and of course canapes. Supermarket alternatives are great, but homemade is the best. These can be made ahead, frozen and reheated easily.
These are traditionally made with bacon, but i find its quite rich. I like to use a strong ham, for example parma. If you don't like ham then you could swap it for smoked salmon and reduce the amount of onion and fill it up with broccoli.
To make a big quiche, double the recipe. when i tried it i didn't bake blind and the pastry was ok, but I would recommend putting it on top if a hot tray, so the base crisps up better.
100 g plain flour
25 g butter
25 g white fat(e.g trex)
cold water to mix
50 g grated cheese
50 g chopped bacon/ham
1 onion, chopped
1. preheat oven, gas mark 6
2.put flour and fat in bowl, rub until resembles breadcrumbs
3. add water, stir with knife, then bring together until soft dough is for,ed.
4.roll out dough, cut large circles out and line tin
5.put bacon, onion and cheese into a bowl.add beaten egg and milk,season.mix
6.bake until golden brown and egg has set.