Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil quiche

    Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil quiche

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    About this recipe: Love a caprese salad? Try this quiche version with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil. You'll taste a little bit of Italy in every bite.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 1 sheet shortcrust pastry
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 eggs, liightly beaten
    • 100ml single cream
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 200g mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
    • 20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
    • 5 basil leaves, finely sliced

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a quiche dish or tart tin and lightly dust with flour.
    2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and line the prepared quiche dish or tart tin, pressing down gently into the base and sides. Cut off any excess pastry and pinch the edges.
    3. In a medium frying pan over a medium heat, cook and stir the onions with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and cook until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
    4. In a bowl, combine lightly beaten eggs with single cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste then add the onions to the mixture.
    5. Cover shortcrust pastry base with mozzarella slices. Pour egg and cream mixture into case. Arrange cherry tomatoes on top and sprinkle with basil.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until set in centre. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.

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