With the King’s Coronation weeks away, you may be planning a special event to mark the occasion. In the run-up, we’ve got you sorted with weekly Coronation-inspired recipes from Mary Berry’s Dressings. This week we have the Picnic Quiches with Mary Berry’s Blue Cheese Dressing.
Prep: 25 minutes plus chilling
Cook: 25 minutes
175g plain flour
100g butter, diced
1 medium egg yolk
100g asparagus tips, cut into 3’s
150ml double cream
2 medium eggs plus 1 medium egg yolk
100ml Mary Berry’s Blue Cheese Dressing
4 spring onions, sliced
50g Gruyere cheese, grated
1 tsp red bell pepper flakes
Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.
For the pastry, place the flour and butter in a food processor and blitz until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and 2-3 tbsp water and pulse to form a soft dough. Knead lightly, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 20-30 minutes.
Divide the pastry into 6 and use to line 6 x 10cm deep fluted tins. Line with foil and baking beans and bake for 10 minutes, remove the foil and beans and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, blanch the asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain and cool.
Whisk together the cream, eggs, egg yolk and blue cheese dressing in a large jug, season. Place the asparagus and spring onions in the pastry cases followed by the cheese. Pour over the sauce, sprinkle with pepper flakes and bake for 25 minutes until golden. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the tins.
Try using Cheddar instead of Gruyere and a leek instead of the asparagus.
Want another recipe for the King’s Coronation? Check out this one for Fish and Chip Celebration Cones.
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