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Low carb quiche & salad

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monday1957Maintainer
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Here is a photo of tonight’s tea:

The quiche is low carb/ healthy fats as the base is made from almond flour.

Mix one large egg with two cups of almond flour (or ground almonds) and a pinch of salt. Roll it out and bake blind for 15-20mins (I put ceramic cooking beans on it to stop it bubbling up).

Meanwhile, slice two large leeks thinly with some diced garlic cloves. Fry in some butter for ten mins. Whisk 2 eggs with a handful of cheddar. Spoon the fried veg into the pastry case and place 6 halved cherry tomatoes on top. Pour the egg mixture over it. Bake for 30mins on about 180c.

Serve with mixed salad. 🥗

(apologies, but I haven’t got a Scooby’s about calorie content etc 😕)

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Shield-Maiden

It looks very tasty Monday 😋

I will probably try this; thank you for sharing.

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lea57-49rMaintainer

This looks lovely. Would like to try this.

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monday1957Maintainer in reply to lea57-49r

The pastry base is sooo simple to do and tastes great, too.

I also use that same mixture to make keto biscuits - just roll it out a bit thinner and cut into circles with pastry cutters and bake for about 15 mins on some grease proof paper 🧇

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lea57-49rMaintainer in reply to monday1957

Thank you.

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Lytham3 stone

Looks delicious !I didn't realise the pastry was that easy? Thanks for sharing :-) x

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monday1957Maintainer in reply to Lytham

It can be a bit sticky when rolling out so I just use the rolling pin to flatten it once into a big circle, if you know what I mean. I put a shake of almond flour on the pin and board which helps a bit. I actually prefer it to ordinary pastry as it’s got a slight nutty flavour.

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to monday1957

I rolled the pastry out,very carefully, between 2 sheets of greaseproof/baking paper.

It's quite easy the 2nd time!!

Thanks for sharing monday.

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Lytham3 stone in reply to monday1957

Yes, I should imagine it's got a nice crunch! :-) x

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siggie1st 7lbs

That looks very tasty, one for the LCHF recipe book me thinks

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TheAwfulToadMaintainer

Looks really good! How does the base hold together? No xanthan gum or anything?

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monday1957Maintainer in reply to TheAwfulToad

It’s just the combo of egg and almond flour - it seems to make just the right consistency, albeit slightly stickier than ordinary pastry. I don’t know if it’d work as a pie though as I reckon it’d be too heavy for the lid. I’ve made crumble with almond flour and butter and a pinch of canderel!

🍂

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Lesley1234567Maintainer

That looks so good top👩‍🍳 👩‍🍳 👩‍🍳 👩‍🍳 👩‍🍳 And great crumble mix too.

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Dilemma1

Oh, I do love a quiche and yours look lovely. Thanks for the info re: the pastry being a little sticky. I do intend to make this and would have thought I'd gone wrong somewhere so appreciate the heads up. I'll be making the biscuits too. Just need to source the flour.

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monday1957Maintainer in reply to Dilemma1

I find almond flour tricky to source so use ground almonds instead, which is fine 👍🏽

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BrynGlas

It looks lovely, thanks for providing the recipe too!

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Nevatolate

Sounds nice, I'll have a try, looking for lots of tasty recipes, so thanks for my first 👍🏿

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