Leek Quiche

A Coffee Dish Perfect to Serve at a Brunch or Lunch

LEEK QUICHE

A hearty quiche made with leek and ham that is infused with marmalade and coffee in a puff pastry crust. Perfect to serve at a brunch or lunch - just pair with your favourite salad and a mug of Van Houtte® coffee.

PREPARATION

leek quiche step 01 Puff pastry:
  1. Place the flour, salt, and pieces of butter in a food processor. Process a few times until you obtain small 3mm balls.
  2. Add the cold water and process again, until the mixture turns into a large ball of dough.
  3. Wrap the dough with plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Near the end of the waiting time, preheat the oven to 425°F / 210°C.
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator, roll out on a floured countertop, and place on a 9-inch metal pie dish. Crimp the edges.
  6. Set aside in the refrigerator.

While the pastry cools in the refrigerator, prepare the filling:

leek quiche step 02
  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the rings of leek and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the white wine and season with salt and pepper. Reduce until the liquid has completely evaporated.
  4. Remove the soft leek and set aside at room temperature. 
  5. Place the same skillet, unwashed, over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the ham dice, ground coffee, and marmalade. Cook for 2 minutes; remove from the heat and let cool.
  7. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk and cream. Stir.

Assembly and cooking:

  1. Spread the soft leek, coffee-flavoured ham, and cheese over the puff pastry.
  2. Top with the egg mixture.
  3. Cook in the oven preheated to 425°F / 210°C for 15 minutes on the bottom rack. Turn down the temperature to 350°F / 180°C and continue cooking for another 20 minutes or until the quiche has slightly swollen and browned.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool 15 minutes for before serving.

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