Triple-Cream and Leek Mini Quiche with Pea Salad
Preparation
35 MIN
Cooking
30 MIN
Servings
4

Triple-Cream and Leek Mini Quiche with Pea Salad

Ingredients

    Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups (225 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) honey
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) cold water

    Filling

  • 2 small triple-cream cheese rounds, about 4 1/2 oz (125 g) each
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) 35% heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk

    Pea Salad

  • 1 1/4 cups (115 g) snap peas, blanched and cooled
  • 1/2 cup (75 g) frozen peas, blanched and cooled
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) honey
  • 12 mint leaves, torn
  • 1/2 cup (15 g) pea shoots (optional)

Preparation

Crust

  1. In a food processor, combine the flour and salt. Add the butter and honey. Pulse until the butter forms pea-sized pieces. Add the water and pulse again until the dough begins to form. Add more water, if needed. Remove the dough and shape into 4 balls.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a disc 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick. Line four 6-inch (15 cm) mini cast iron skillets or ramekins, about 1 1/4 inches (3.5 cm) deep. Remove any excess dough. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.

Filling

  1. With the rack in the lowest position, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. On a work surface, remove the top and bottom cheese rind. Cut each cheese round in half to obtain 4 slices. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, soften the leek in the butter. Add the cream and let it reduce by half. Let cool.
  4. In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Add the leek mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture evenly between the mini skillets and place a cheese slice in the centre. Place the skillets on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until the crusts are golden brown. Let cool.

Pea Salad

  1. Split the snap peas in half lengthwise, if desired. In a bowl, toss the snap peas, peas and honey together. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. When ready to serve, top each mini quiche with the pea salad, mint and pea shoots.