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- Potato Dough (Crust):
- 150g potatoes, diced
- 250g plain flour
- 100g butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 30 - 50g ice water
- Chicken and Olive Filling:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 250g grilled chicken breast, diced
- 80g pitted olive, sliced
- 3 shallots, finely chopped
- 4 medium-sized eggs
- 300g cream
- 150g milk
- A pinch of ground nutmeg, white and black pepper, cayenne and salt to taste.
- 50g shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
- 30g grated parmesan (optional)
- To make the dough, boil the potatoes in a large saucepan of lightly salted water for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well through a colander band return to pan. Mash the potatoes until smooth and set aside to cool completely. Combine the flour, salt, sugar and butter in a medium bowl, and mix with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat in the egg yolk and potatoes. Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time and mix until the dough comes together and is no longer dry, being careful not to over mix. Flatten the dough slightly, wrap in cling wrap, and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes to an hour or until firm enough to roll out.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry, about 2mm thickness to fit into 9 inch (23 cm) pie pan for one round quiche or cut the dough with round pastry cutter and gently press the dough onto individual disposable aluminum pie mould. Flute the edges of the pastry and chill for 20- 30 minutes prior to baking. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line pastry with baking paper. Fill half full with dried beans or rice. Blind bake for 12 minutes. Remove paper and beans before portioning the sautéed chicken, olive and custard into the quiche.
- To make the filling: Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots, chicken and olive. Sauté for 15 minutes. Drain off the access liquid, scoop filling onto the pre-baked casing.
- To make Savoury Custard: Whisk eggs, cream, milk and seasonings in a jug. Pour over the chicken filling and lastly, for extra piquancy, sprinkle some grated cheddar and parmesan cheese over the top of each quiche before baking. Bake for another 30 minutes (for one large whole quiche or 18 minutes for mini individual quiches) or until set before removing from the oven.
- Let the quiche rest for at least 15 to 20 minutes before cutting, ideally, you may serve warm or even at room temperature.