Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Yellow Courgette Turmeric Quiche

With the weather being so poor over the weekend, I found myself in the kitchen making the most of homegrown vegetable.  
I have made a Courgette Blueberry Cake made with the blueberries I picked last week and another Yellow Courgette Quiche. 

This Yellow Courgette Quiche must be the winner as the most yellowist quiche that I have ever made.  It was enhanced further with a teaspoon of turmeric. Pretty loud. 
We have had  the quiche over three days, served either with new potatoes and homegrown beans or just homegrown salad. 

Yellow Courgette Turmeric Quiche
For the pastry
120g butter
1/2 teaspoon salt 

200g plain flour
Place flour and butter in a large bowl and rub with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
Add enough water to combine into a dough.
Turn dough onto floured surface and roll out to fit a deep greased 8 - 9 inch round tin.
Carefully place the pastry into the tin, pressing gently down and trim the edges.
Prick the base with a fork.
Chill for 30 minutes, then remove from fridge and cover with non-stick paper and weigh down the pastry with dried beans.
Bake in a preheated oven at gas mark 6 for 20 minutes.
Then remove paper and beans and bake for another 10 minutes till crisp.
Leave to cool.

For the Turmeric Courgette Filling
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium courgettes, sliced into coins
250ml milk
3 eggs
1/2 or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
100g cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste


In a frying pan, add the oil and then slowly cook the courgettes until soft and tender. 
Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
In a bowl, pour the milk, then whisk in the eggs, turmeric and season to taste. 
Set aside
Carefully and evenly spread the cooked courgettes over  the pastry, feel free to keep some back for the top.
Pour over the creamy egg cheesy mixture.
Then evenly scatter over the grated cheese and top with remaining courgettes if kept back.
Bake gas mark 4/180oc for 40 - 45 minutes or until golden. 
Allow to cool, before serving. 


  1. love your quiches - I need to find a bit energy for some pies or tarts! Just boring old soups and stews lately.

    1. Thank you Johanna. Ah pies, yes I need to make some for the freezer, nothing wrong with soups and stews - its proper comfort grub,

  2. This looks so tasty! This weekend is also rainy here, so I need some comforting baking.


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