Menus >Quirky >Vinatics

 
 

November Vin-atics

 
Food24 and guests prepare to be indulged with this month's sensational food and wine pairings.
 
Image by:

Biltong and butternut quiche

Recipe from: 11 August 2011
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins
 
A delicious recipe with your favourite South African ingredients.
 
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 250
    ml
    cake flour
  • 125
    ml
    mealie meal (or dry polenta)
  • 200
    g
    butter, cold and cut in cubes
  • 1
    cup
    grated mature cheddar cheese
  • For the filling:
  • 1
    small butternut
  • 2
    leeks, washed and chopped
  • a little butter
  • 200
    g
    sliced biltong
  • 250
    g
    cream cheese
  • 125
    ml
    grated cheddar
  • 4
    eggs
  • salt/ pepper
  • fresh thyme
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Place all the ingredients, except the butter, in a food processor and while the machine is running, add the butter, a little cube at a time, until all the butter is worked into the flour and the pastry starts to clump together.
Stop pulsing and  throw the pastry out on a floured surface and press together with your hands and cover with cling wrap.
Refrigerate for at least an hour.
On a floured surface, roll out the pastry to the size of your quiche pan. Alternatively use your fingers and press the pastry down to fill the quiche tin.
Refrigerate while you make the filling.

Filling:
In a pan, shallow fry your leeks in a little butter until they are soft.
Place pieces of the butternut, biltong and the leeks in your pastry case.
Keep a few pieces of butternut and biltong aside.
Beat together the eggs and cream cheese.
Lastly add the grated cheese to the egg mixture, stir and pour into the pastry case.
Now place the remaining biltong and butternut in the egg mixture so that some of it sticks out, it is just for a more colorful presentation.
Bake for about 45 minutes - the middle of the tart must still have a slight wobble when you take it out the oven.
Leave to cool a little and serve with a crisp green salad and some potato wedges on the side.

Reprinted with permission of My Easy Cooking.
To visit My Easy Cooking’s blog, click here.
 

 

NEXT ON FOOD24X
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
Tomato salad
Marinate fresh tomato slices and red onion rings in an Italian salad dressing and serve as a refreshing alternative to tossed green salad or fruit salad.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 
 

Today's Easy Weekday Meal

 
Monday
Fried mozzarella sandwich
Tasty toasty of the best summer salad.
Prep time:  10 min
Cooking time:  10 min
See this week's meals
 
 
 

Restaurants

 
I Love My Laundry Buitenkant (Cape Town)

I Love My Laundry, on Buitenkant in Cape Town, is a dim sum restaurant, vintage store and more.

  • Verdi Pizzeria
    had the worst breakfast ever on Saturday at verdis, seemed a good deal at r20, I adde...
  • Arriba Long Street (Cape Town)
    Check your bill guys!! I have been charged normal price for most of the drinks during...
  • Giovanni Pasta Faglio
    Went with 2 friends for lunch. The food was fantastic, the sole large and with soooo ...
 

Find a restaurant

 

Heard on Food24...

5 minute summer slushies
Pink lemonade slushies ready in 5 minutes. Read more...

 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Property - Find a new home

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation.Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

New range of appliances from Sunbeam

Kettles, toasters, fryers and more. Check them out now. Shop now!

The Real Meal Revolution(Book & eBook)

The goal of The Real Meal Revolution is to change your life by teaching you how to take charge of your weight and your health through the way you eat. Order now!

Prestigio healthcare solutions

Smart blood pressure monitor, body fat scale and smart body mass scale. Shop now!

Progressive homeware range

Snap fit measuring spoons, fresh herb keepers, microwave vegetable steamers, 4-in-1 can openers and more. Shop now!
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.