Grain free Quiche Lorraine, perfect for an Easter picnic

Following the success of the grain free Spinach and cheese quiche and the grain free salmon quiche, I thought I would try out a  Quiche Lorraine. Perfect to slice and take to work for lunch or great for a picnic.

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Recipe –

Grain free Base

1 1/2 cups of Almond flour approximately 150g ( ground almonds )

1 1/2 cups of grated Parmesan approximately 150g

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

Filling –

250g Mascarpone cheese

2 or 3 large eggs ( I used 3 today )

3/4 cup grated Parmesan about 50g

1 finely chopped onion or

1 grated courgette optional

175g streaky bacon chopped

salt and pepper

Large quiche dish

Method –

pre heat oven 170c

Mix together ground almonds , parmesan and egg

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press into quiche base

bake for 12-15 mins until golden brown

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fry bacon and onion or courgette gently in some coconut oil

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combine mascarpone cheese, parmesan and beaten eggs

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add the cooled bacon and onion or grated courgette

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spoon into the cooled base and bake for 30 mins at 180c

serve warm straight out of the oven

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or cool and use for a quick and easy lunch choice.

Happy gluten free baking!

 

 

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Grain free salmon and dill quiche

Looking for a delicious lunch time treat? why not try this easy gluten free quiche. Ground almonds are used instead of flour to make the base.

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recipe-

Base

150g almond flour ( ground almonds )

150g parmesan cheese or grand pandana cheese ( grated )

1 large egg

1/4 tsp sea salt

Filling-

1 courgette finely chopped ( you could also use asparagus or spinach in quiche )

1/4tsp sea salt

75g parmesan cheese

250g mascarpone cheese

3 large free range eggs

100g smoked salmon pieces

1tbsp chopped dill

Method-

Put the ground almonds grated grana pandano and salt in a bowl

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add 1 beaten egg

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mix together

tip into a flan dish and press down

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bake in hot oven 170c for 12 mins until golden

fry chopped courgette in olive oil or coconut oil

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In a bowl mix mascarpone cheese, grated parmesan, dill, salmon and 3 beaten eggs

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pour into cooled base

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bake in hot oven 180c for 25 mins

quiche should rise nicely and be golden brown and set.

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after a few moments out of the oven the filling drops down slightly, this is normal.

enjoy warm or cold

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This was the first time I have made this quiche, it was a real hit with my hungry family. Even got a Wow! always a good sign.

Happy Baking!

Delicious grain free spinach and cheese quiche

Recently I’ve become aware that I have been baking and eating rather a lot of gluten free goodies and whilst they have tasted delicious, it has meant I have gained more weight than I would have liked. So I am now trying very hard to low carb for at least this month hopefully for much longer. Searching for something different to take out to lunch I did some research on the internet and came across a recipe for grain free vegetable tart, Inspired by this I decided to invent something similar.

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Fortunately it tasted very good, this time my parents were guinea pigs luckily they both loved it and came back for seconds!

Spinach and mascarpone quiche

base-

1 1/2 cups almond flour ( ground almonds )

1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 clove garlic crushed ( optional )

1 egg

Filling-

10 oz frozen spinach ( weigh frozen spinach cubes )

1 large courgette finely chopped or grated

1 pepper finely chopped

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 clove garlic

3/4 cup parmesan cheese

8 oz Mascarpone cheese or full fat cream cheese

2 large free range eggs

pre heat oven to 170 c

Fry courgette and pepper in a good olive oil, butter or coconut oil

add frozen spinach and allow to defrost and cook into the other vegetables.

allow to cool

make base-

combine almond flour, grated parmesan, garlic and beaten egg together

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grease ovenproof quiche dish or loose bottom pie dish

spoon into base , press down forming a layer covering the base.

bake at 170c for 12-15mins

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remove when starts to be firm with a golden colour

mix together mascarpone cheese and beaten eggs

add garlic crushed and parmesan

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You can now either have two separate layers. A bottom layer of spinach and a top layer of the eggs and cheese

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mix the two gently together and spread on top of the base

pop in a pre heated oven at 180c for 30 mins

Quiche should be set in the middle and golden brown

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serve warm or cold

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Enjoy!

Happy gluten free baking