• Prep Time 60 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Hard
This recipe is best with
Anchor Unsalted Butter

Recipe Ingredient

  • 250g flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • A dash of pepper
  • 150g cold butter, diced
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp ice-cold water
  • Filling:
  • 150g big onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 50g steamed chicken meat, shredded
  • 50g ham, sliced (optional)
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Seasoning:
  • salt to taste
  • a dash of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chicken stock granules
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 125ml plain yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp reduced cream


  1. Sieve flour, salt and pepper into a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in diced butter till mixture resembles breadcrumb.
  3. Add thyme, parsley and egg yolk and combine well with enough ice water to make the ingredients cling together.
  4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead lightly till smooth.
  5. Wrap pastry with grease-proof paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll pastry out on a lightly floured surface until huge enough to line a 22cm loose-base, round flan tin.
  7. Lift pastry carefully into tin, ease into the sides then trim the edges.
  8. Prick the base with a fork and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  9. Cover pastry with grease-proof paper and fill with dried beans or rice.
  10. Bake at 200 ºC for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove paper and beans and continue to bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until centre is lightly browned.
  12. Leave to cool.
  13. To make filling:
  14. Heat 2 tsp corn oil in a pan and fry onions and garlic till soft.
  15. Dish out and drain on absorbent kitchen paper towels.
  16. Spread onion mixture evenly on the baked pastry case.
  17. Sprinkle over with shredded chicken and sliced ham if used.
  18. Top up with chives and grated cheese.
  19. Combine eggs, seasoning, yoghurt and reduced cream.
  20. Pour egg mixture carefully into the pastry case.
  21. Sprinkle with chives and add a dash of paprika and arrange ham slices (optional) all over.
  22. Bake quiche in a preheated oven at 180 to 190 ºC for 45 to 50 minutes or till filling is set.

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