bell pepper ans spinach mushroom quiche


For Quiche Crust
130grams Flour
30 grams Butter,softened
1 egg
7grams Salt
Cold water as required
For Cream Sauce
4 eggs
400 ml Cream
salt to taste
pepper to taste
2 tsp chilli flakes
200 grams cheese (grated)
For Roasted bell pepper filling
3 Bell peppers(green,red and yellow)
1 small Onion ,chopped
5 cloves Garlic ,crushed
1tsp Chilli flakes,optional
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 tbsp Butter
For Spinach Mushroom filling
300 grams Spinach
200 grams Mushroom(chopped)
1 small Onion,chopped
5 cloves Garlic, crushed
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 tsp Chilli flakes
2 tbsp Butter
Method for Crust
In a bowl combine flour, egg,salt and butter. Add enough cold water to make a soft dough.
Wrap with clingfilm and let it rest in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
After resting the dough,roll out the dough to fit a pie dish or loose bottom pie dish. I used one 7 inch and two 5 inch loose bottom pie dish.Press the dough evenly into the bottom and sides and cut off the excess dough that's hanging out.
3. Preheat oven at 180 degree C.
Place a baking sheet or aluminium foil on the pie crust and place any kind of dried beans on the baking paper to avoid the crust from puffing up. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes
 Now get the crust out of the oven, remove the dried beans and baking paper and prick the crust with a fork and bake again for 5 minutes or till the crust turns golden brown. This is called 'Baking Blind' --Baking the pie crust completely before pouring in the filling.

Method for cream sauce
In a bowl combine cream,eggs,salt, pepper ,chilli flakes and 100grams cheese.Keep aside.
Method for Bell pepper filling
Roast the bell pepper in an oven or on gas top till the skins of the peppers are charred.Place the bell peppers in a bowl and cover with clingfilm and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Remove the charred skin (do not wash with water),you won't be able to remove all the skin, leave the bits of charred skin as it is. Cut the tips of the bell pepper and discard the seed.Slice the bell peppers lengthwise.
Place a pan on medium flame, melt butter,add onion and saute for few minutes and add garlic and saute for a minute ,now add the roasted bell pepper,season with salt pepper and chilli flakes and saute for two minutes.Take off the flame and let it cool completely.
Method for spinach mushroom filling

1.Wash and cook spinach in 1/4 cup water for few minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess water and chop the spinach leaves. Keep this aside.
2. Place a pan on medium flame, melt 2tbsp butter and fry onion till they turn golden brown and crisp ,add chopped garlic and fry for a minute.
3.  Add the chopped mushroom and cook till the mushroom turns light golden brown. Add the chopped spinach, salt(add little salt )and chilli flakes and stir for few minutes till the moisture evaporates.Take off the flame.Let it cool completely.

Assemble the Quiche
Place the filling inside the baked pie crust and fill with cream sauce.
Sprinkle grated cheese on top and bake in preheated oven 180 degree C for 45 minutes or till the quiche is set and the top has browned slightly.
Remove from oven and let it rest for few minutes.Serve warm.