Spicy three cheese flan with sesame seeds

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Spicy three cheese flan with sesame seeds
Spicy three cheese flan with sesame seeds
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:1082
Ready in:1 hour 20 minutes
Prep. time:40 minutes
Cook time:40 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:25th April 2015
Ready for the oven
Cheddar cheese and curry powder rolled on to the pastry
Filling mixed and ready

A deliciously spicy quiche made with three cheeses, the pastry is flavoured with curry powder and the quiche is topped with sesame seeds. This makes a great accompaniment to a salad, any time of year.


Ingredients

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Mise en place

  • If the pre rolled pastry has been refrigerated, remove from the fridge 30 minutes before you want to work with it.
  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F - gas 6), [fan oven 180° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan or wok and add a good pinch of black pepper
  2. Saute the oil over a low heat until soft and transparent. Do not allow it to brown
  3. Add the crushed garlic and stir-fry for the last few minutes
  4. Remove from the heat and set aside and allow to cool
  5. Crumble the blue cheese into a bowl and mix in the cream cheese
  6. Stir in the flour, egg yolks, cooled cooked onions and garlic, chopped chives and season with a pinch of salt, not too much as the blue cheese is quite salty
  7. Using a 20 cm (8 inch) push out flan tin, mark a circle that will fit snugly in the bottom
  8. Grease the inside of the flan case with a little olive oil or butter
  9. Sprinkle the grated Cheddar cheese over the prepared pastry and dust with the curry powder
  10. Use a rolling pin to press this into the pastry
  11. Line the base of the tin with the disc of pastry, cheese side up. Rolling this up first is the easiest way to transfer it to the fan tin.
  12. To make the edge strip you will need to re roll the remaining pastry. Using your hands, roll into a long sausage, about 60 cm long (2 feet) long, and then roll that out to match the height of your tin.
  13. Use this strip to line the edge of the tin, cheese side up.
  14. Crimp the two pieces of pastry together with your fingers so they make a good seal
  15. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until they create still peaks and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper
  16. Gently fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture and spread evenly to fill the flan case
  17. Sprinkle with sesame seeds
  18. Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes at 200° C. Check it after 20 minutes and lower the heat to 180° if it looks too browned.

Serving suggestions

Serve with tomatoes and a green salad

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