Since watching the Great British Bake Off, I’ve been meaning to have another go at making shortcrust pastry. It’s not that I haven’t made it before, but it seems to be a bit hit and miss when I do and recently I’ve been cheating and using ready made, but still feeling rather dissatisfied with the results.
We had a glut of eggs, as DH gets 6 every week from someone at his work who keeps hens, so I thought that I would make some kind of a ‘quiche’. I had some peppered smoked mackerel in the fridge and some greek yogurt. I was sure I had a recipe somewhere for Smoked Mackerel Quiche but couldn’t find it anywhere, so this is a bit of a hybrid recipe.
Smoked Mackerel Quiche
After removing the beans and paper you could brush the partly cooked pastry with lightly beaten egg white before returning it to the oven. This helps to form a seal and keeps the pastry crisp when you add the filling.
|This flan will serve between 5-6 for a main course|
Bake for 40 minutes at 170C (160C fan oven). Let it cool slightly before serving with buttered rye bread and…
No Tomatoes Salad (serves 3)
place the salad leaves in a bowl or on a plate, add some grated carrot, chopped pear and apple and scatter over some chopped pecan nuts. I have to say that is was much nicer than it would have been if I had had some tomatoes, which just goes to show that I am getting into a cooking rut, very much evidenced by my lack of blogging .