Since having my thermomix quiche has become one of my favourite things to bake.  I would never in a million years have tried to make one before – partly because anything more complicated than a sandwich ALWAYS flopped when I tried to make it and partly because I just thought it was one of those things that was just easier to buy!  This recipe is REALLY easy and makes two delicious quiches, so perfect for a big family or a great side for a BBQ lunch now that summer is on its way.

Spring in definitely in the air around my part of the world (just as long as that cold wind goes away), so it’s almost time to be ‘out with the soups and casseroles and in with the quiches and salads’.

I made this on yesterday and it was a big hit with everyone – even fussy Miss H.  We had it cold with some salad and I told her to hold it like pizza and take a big bit bite……. “Mmmm it’s yummy mum, even thought it looks yuck!”  “Why thank you possum” – that’s a compliment in my book!!

Pastry Ingredients
– 400g plain flour (you could use gluten free flour, which I have used when my mother in law was visiting and it worked perfectly)
– 200g cold butter, cubed
– 130g ice cold water

Pastry Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Put the flour and butter into the thermomix and chop it up for 5 seconds on speed 6 until it looks a bit like bread crumbs.
  3. Add the water a little at a time and mix on speed 5 for a second or two each time you do it. Once all the water is mixed in, set the dial to the closed lid position and knead into a dough for 30 seconds on interval speed.
It looks a bit like very large bread crumbs once it’s finished kneading.  Tip it out of the thermomix and roll it up into two equal sized balls.  You can either press the pastry into two flan tins or just use one and wrap the second ball of pastry up in cling film plastic and pop into the freezer for another day (it will keep for up to three weeks).
Pop your pastry flan into the oven and bake for just 10 minutes.  (I do this to make sure the pastry isn’t undercooked when you bake it with the filling).  Take it out and let it cool while you prepare your filling.
Filling Ingredients (This fills one quiche – you will need to double it for two)
4 rashes of bacon
1 sweet small sweet potato or 1/4 butternut squash peeled and cubed
1/2 onion
a handful of baby spinach leaves
1 tbs olive oil
4 eggs
70g cream
70g cream cheese
salt and pepper to taste
a handful of grated cheese to sprinkle on top
Filling Method
  1. Make sure the oven is still on – or turn it on to 180 degrees.
  2. Steam the sweet potato/pumpkin cubes until 3/4 cooked and set aside.
  3. Grill or fry the bacon and slice it up thinly.  Set aside.
  4. Put the onion into the TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 6.  Add the oil and saute for three minutes on 100 degrees, speed 1.
  5. Add the eggs, cream, cream cheese and salt and pepper to the bowl.  Mix for 6 seconds on speed 6.
  6. Sprinkle the bacon, spinach and sweet potato/pumpkin on the bottom of the pastry flan and then pour over the egg mix.
  7. Sprinkle a some grated cheese on top and pop it into the oven to bake for approx. 25 minutes, or until golden brown and the egg has cooked through.
This quiche is yummy hot or cold and it freezes well too, so perfect for those moments when you have no time and just need to perform a magic trick to get food on the table!!
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6 comments on “Thermomix bacon, pumpkin and spinach quiche – My first Spring recipe this year”

  1. love how easy this is – i have just popped 2 in the oven and hope they work! i subbed the cream for coconut cream and the bacon for fetta cheese and a few cherry toms. hopefully they turn out well. now for your fudge recipe! thanks for the great tmx recipes 🙂

    • Yes, our signature dish now too. It had such a wonderful flavour. I paired it with a tomato soup and small salad for an unexpected brunch when we invited neighbors over impromptu.

  2. Just wondering how you eat it after been in freezer ?! Do you thaw and eat cold or heat slowly in oven ??
    Cheers

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