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roasted beet, leek and onion quiche

 

I was asked by saghar from labnoon to take part in #VirtualMidsummerPotlock4Peace which is a virtual pot luck where lots of blogger share a recipe, with the message that we need to focus on peace, and celebrate people. I think this is now more important to me than ever with the recent terror attacks in the uk and around the world I have added the links to the other recipes below. the theme of the party was summer and picnics which I was really excited about as I love nothing more than a picnic. I had some beetroot and leeks so I decided to roast it with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and rosemary and use them in a quiche which is great for a picnic.

recipe

  • 4 beetroots
  • 1 leek
  • 1 onion
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 250ml milk
  • chive flowers

pastry

  • 110g butter
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water

method

preheat the oven to 180c, chop the beets in half or quarters if they are large, then chop the leeks into slices and quarter the onion. toss in oil and balsamic vinegar and spread on a tray, sprinkle over the rosemary, pepper and salt and cover with foil and roast for 30 minutes. then remove the foil and roast for another 20 minutes. once roasted let cool

while that is roasting rub the flour and butter together then mix in the salt and the egg, add water if needed until it comes together. wrap up and leave to rest for 20 minutes.

roll out and line a tart tin, I cut out little leaves with the pastry and stuck them around the edge with a bit off egg wash. then blind bake for 15 minutes.

slice the beets and onions up a little more and place spread out in the tart case, with the leeks, and crumbled up feta. mix the eggs and milk and pour over the top until the tart case is full then add some ground pepper and salt. bake for 20 to 25 minutes until set. let cool and sprinkle with chive flowers. cut into slices so it can be easily given out at the picnic.

 

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5 Comments

  • Ruth Miranda

    June 19, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I have to confess that the moment I saw the pic on instagram my mind lit up like the proverbial lightbulb with inspiration and ideas, but not for food!!! I have been wrecking my brains with research for a new book I want to write, and one of the things I always do when outlining a new book is get myself a new folder on Pinteres where I collect whatever catches my eye pertaining to the story I want to write. It can be images that inspire a character, or the ambiance, the mood of the story, the settings, it can be pictures of clothers or cars to help me construct characters, houses, music, poems, you name it. This image of the picnic pulled at my mind so strongly, it was exactly the mood I wanted for a certain scene – yeah, my writing methods are cahotic – and the light, the colours were just perfect. So I’m giving you the heds up that I just saved these images on my pinterest folder where I keep my inspo for my next novel aha!! Hope you don’t mind, I’m not going to use the image but it will inspire me while writing that particualr scene.
    As for the quiche, well, I feel quite like that dog up there, I just want to dig in!!
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  • Maria

    June 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Those photos are so darling. But that quiche looks absolutely heavenly!! I am a sucker for leek onion quiche. Love the addition and COLOR of the beet roots!

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