Bittersweet Blue Cheese and Chicory Quiche

Indulge in our delicious blue cheese and chicory quiche with Soya single

6 portions
1h 15min

Ingredients

For the pastry (or buy prepared shortcrust pastry)

300 g plain flour

100 g ground walnuts

120 g unsaturated fat spread e.g. sunflower spread, chilled and cubed

Pinch salt

15 ml cold water

For the filling:

4 to 5 chicory pieces

½ lemon, juice only

250 g mushrooms

1 shallot, chopped

A few sprigs of lemon thyme

1 tablespoon of lemon olive oil or olive oil

3 eggs

250 ml Alpro Soya Cuisine

Grated nutmeg

Freshly ground pepper

A couple of pinches of salt

100 g blue cheese

Made with

Preparation

1) Preheat oven to 180oC / gas 4.
2) Place the flour, ground walnuts, a pinch of salt and the unsaturated spread in a food processor and blend until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. (Alternatively, place the flour, ground walnuts, a pinch of salt and the spread into a bowl and rub in the fat until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs). Add the water and mix until the dough comes together (do not over mix or over knead). Shape the dough into a round, wrap in clingfilm and let it rest for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
3) Roll out the pastry and line a flan dish. If you are using prepared pastry, sprinkle the ground walnuts on the surface of the pastry and press down gently.
4) Prick the surface with a fork, line with parchment paper and baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes, remove the baking beans and parchment and bake for a further 10 minutes until light golden.
5) Prepare the filling whilst the pastry is resting and baking.

Filling
6) Remove the outer leaves of the chicory and hollow out the base of the chicory with the tip of a sharp knife. Cut the chicory into five equal pieces and sprinkle with lemon juice.
7) Quarter the mushrooms and cook with the chopped shallot and lemon thyme in the olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
8) Whisk the eggs into the Alpro Soya Cuisine and season with a pinch of grated nutmeg and a pinch of salt and pepper.
9) Arrange the chicory and mushrooms pieces over the pastry base and pour over the Alpro Soya Cuisine mixture. Sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese, lemon thyme and season with freshly ground pepper.