the girlchild and i enjoy early morning walks almost every day. we see bugs and plants, and we visit the cows and dogs. and occassionally there's a little gift, such as butterflies dancing about her head, goats frolicking, or the moon still out. this morning, it was our good neighbour's harvest.
we brought home a bag heavy with veggies. and on the stroll back i got a hankering for something quichey or tarty or something.
i don't have a favourite pastry crust recipe, i think i probably try a new recipe every time a need one. this time i went for a cup of wholemeal flour with a dash of white, a tablespoon of olive oil, salt, tsp of baking powder, and water.
i sauted the peppers and onions until lightly brown, added the next veg. in our case it was aubergine/eggplant. courgettes/zucchinis are a great alternative. a herb of choice, oregano for this one. thyme and basil also work marvelously.
i made a double batch of the veg. i'll keep some for tomorrow, add tomato juice, few more herbs, and toss it into pasta.
after you've let the dough chill in the fridge, throw it into a quiche/tart dish and it push down and up the sides. apparently some people roll it out first. how silly. bake it until light brown. let it cool.
whisk together 1/2 cup of cream, 2 large eggs, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
add the veg to the crust, pour over the cream and eggs, add sliced tomatoes on top, and bake for 20-30mins (180C/375F) until golden brown.
eat warm with a salad, preferrably outside with children running about.