Spicy Pumpkin Quiche with Goat Cheese


What you need for the pastry:
150g whole wheat flour
2 eggs
100 g butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
What else do you need:
1 small Hokkaido pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunky pieces
2 leeks, sliced
A good handful of fresh basil leaves
200g sour cream
2 eggs
150 goat cheese
Ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon turmeric
5 dried chillies, finely chopped
Pepper and salt


Combine flour, butter, salt and eggs in a bowl
Mix with a blender (dough hook) and then knead the dough with your hands until smooth
Form a little dough ball, wrap it in plastic foil and put into the fridge for one hour
Roll out the dough on a workplate
Grease the Quiche pan and lay out the dough
Roast the pumpkin pieces gently over medium heat for about ten minutes
Preheat oven on 180°C
Combine sour cream with the cheese, eggs and spices and stir well until smooth
Put the hot pumpkin pieces in the Quiche pan and then add the leek slices and scatter the basil leaves on top
Pour the egg-cheese-sour-cream-mix on top and put the pan into the oven for about 30 minutes


This weekend is all rainy. So I decided I want to try some new things in the kitchen. Pumpkin is kind of a new territory for me that needs to be discovered and the Hokkaido was waiting in the kitchen for more than a week now until this morning I decided to make a pumpkin Quiche. A spicy orange and yellow Quiche.

The season has changed so fast. Last weekend we were sitting outside in the sun having ice cream and this weekend you need a coat, a scarf and gumboots. It has been raining all day. But I think it’s nice for change. Getting all comfortable at home, being lazy and preparing nice snacks to lounge on the sofa. Well for a couple of days it’s nice I guess.

So I made a pumpkin quiche. The quiche has a very nice colour because of the pumpkin obviously but also because I used turmeric, which became one of my favourite spices recently. I also added dried chillies, which give the quiche a nice heat. The soft Hokkaido and the smooth goat cheese are a nice complement.


Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 1:01pm


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