Asparagus and Feta Quiche

Asparagus and Feta Quiche

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Light, crunchy, creamy and packed with flavours, quiches are always a go-to versatile dish for me. This Asparagus Quiche with Feta Cheese is the ultimate brunch recipe that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner too!

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No, baking is not just for dessert. Sometimes, it is also for lunch or dinner! If you ask me, Quiches are the perfect lunch to take to work, great as an entree or even as your dinner main dish. Not only they are fairly easy to make, the ingredients and flavour combination are basically endless! Today, I chose to make an Asparagus and Feta Quiche. Tomorrow, who knows!

Quiche vs Frittata

So what is a Quiche anyway, and how is it different from a Frittata? I would say that there are two main differences between Quiches and Frittata (other than the fact that one is French and the other Italian):

  • Quiches usually have a crust made out of Pastry while Frittata don’t.
  • Quiches are baked in tart pan in the oven, Frittata are usually made directly in a frying pan on the stove.

Why do we often mix them up? Mainly because their most important ingredients are Eggs. For a Quiche, the Eggs are usually mixed with Cream and/or Milk to make a savoury custard. For a Frittata though, Cream or Milk is usually not added.

Feta Asparagus Quiche

How to make a Feta Quiche with Asparagus

There are two steps to follow to make a Quiche:

First, you will need to make the Pastry – although some quiche recipes are crustless. The traditional French Quiche always has Pastry, so this is the model I have always followed. Making a savoury pastry is exactly the same as making a sweet one, minus the sugar (obviously). You can always buy a pre-made quiche/tart/pie crust if you don’t feel like making your own!

Secondly, you will need to make the Quiche Filling with Feta Cheese and Asparagus. The quiche base is always the same: Eggs and Cream. Then, you can add whichever ingredients you want to flavour your savoury custard. Cheese, Meats, Vegetables or Fish – you decide! This time, it was an Asparagus Feta Quiche for me.

Feta Asparagus Quiche

Quiche Pastry: a simple savoury Shortcrust pastry!

Making a Quiche Pastry is exactly the same as making a Sweet Tart or Pie Pastry. Actually, it is the same recipe – with the difference of using Salt instead of using Sugar. To make this Quiche Pastry, I follow my usual Tart Pastry recipe and this golden ratio: 2 flour to 1 butter.

That means that for any quantity of dough you require, use twice as much butter as flour. It’s that easy! You will also need a little bit of cold water to bind it all together, then some spices to flavour the pastry.

The spices you decide to use are up to you – you can simply use salt only, but I love to also add Garlic Powder and Cumin Powder to the pastry. This Pastry Recipe is extremely versatile, and I have been using it for both sweet and savoury tarts.

More tart recipe using a similar shortcrust pastry:

Onion, Fig and Feta Savory Tart

Chocolate Cherry Tart

Cinnamon Strawberry Galette

Mini Cherry Tomato Galettes

Feta Asparagus Quiche

Asparagus and Feta Quiche Filling

Now that we have the Quiche Pastry sorted, on to the Quiche Filling. As explained above, you will need Cream and Eggs as your main ingredients. I used Thickened Cream – which is the type of cream most commonly found in Australia, but you can also use Heavy Cream instead. Then, I added my chosen spices to the mix: Salt, Pepper, Cumin Powder and Garlic Powder. That is your savoury custard base.

Then, on to adding the stars of the recipe. I cut the Feta Cheese in small dices and mixed them into the savoury custard batter before pouring it in the pre-baked quiche pastry. Finally, I sliced the Asparagus in half on their length and topped the quiche with them before placing it back in the oven.ย The ratio of Eggs/Cream used for this recipe make a really nice and silky custard filling. It’s almost like eating a Flan!

Another Quiche Filling Idea:

Leek and Smoked Salmon Quiche

Savoury Tart and Quiche Pan

You can use a simple Tart Pan to make a Quiche, but I recommend using a proper Quiche Pan with removable bottom. What is the difference? I Quiche Pan will have higher edges than a Tart Pan, so you can have a nice, thick custard filling. If you use a tart pan, you will end up with something that looks more like a savoury tart than a quiche. Either way, it will be delicious!

Feeling inspired? Check out this yummy Sweet Potato, Bacon and Leek Quiche from my fellow Aussie blogger Kylie at Kidgredients!

Feta Asparagus Quiche

More Brunch Ideas:

Super Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

French Buckwheat Crepes

Easy Lemon Sweet Rolls

Gluten Free Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

Spinach and Ricotta Rolls

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls

Feta and Asparagus Quiche Recipe:

Feta Asparagus Quiche
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Feta Asparagus Quiche

This Feta Asparagus Quiche is the perfect lunch to bring to work, serve as an entree or even as a light dinner main meal. The homemade quiche pastry is filled with a super silky savoury custard, feta cheese and fresh asparagus.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6
Author: A Baking Journey

Ingredients

Quiche Pastry

  • 180 gr Plain Flour
  • 90 gr Butter
  • 60 ml Cold Water
  • 1/2 teasp. Salt
  • 1/2 teasp. Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 teasp. Garlic Powder

Quiche Filling

  • 470 ml Thickened Cream
  • 5 Eggs
  • 160 gr Feta Cheese
  • 1 dozen Asparagus
  • Salt, Pepper, Cumin Powder, Garlic Powder to taste

Instructions

Quiche Pastry

  • Place the Flour and Spices in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse for a few seconds to mix it all in. Add the cubed cold butter and blend until it looks like thick sand.
  • Add the cold water a little at the time – blending in between each time. When the pastry dough starts to come together, remove it from the food processor. Make a ball with the dough, cover it with cling wrap and press on it to form a thin round. Place it in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven on 180’C.
    Once cold and rested, roll the pastry dough on a lightly floured surface and fill your Quiche Pan. Prick the dough with a fork and blind bake it for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let it cool down.

Quiche Filling

  • In a large bowl, whisk the Eggs, Thickened Cream, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder and Cumin Powder together.
  • Cut the Feta Cheese into small cubes and add them to the custard batter. Pour the batter into the pre-baked quiche pastry.
  • Slice each asparagus in half length -wise and place them over the quiche filling. Put the Feta Asparagus Quiche back in the oven for another 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. The custard should have set.
Feta Asparagus Quiche with homemade Quiche Shortcrust Pastry
 
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