Broccoli Quiche–Lactose and Gluten Free

Broccoli and Bacon Quiche

I haven’t made quiche in a while and I found a great recipe as I was looking for ideas and doing the menu last week.  I made it yesterday and it’s the best I’ve quiche I’ve ever had, the gluten free crust was crispy and delicate, the filling just right.

For the dough
1 3/4 cup sweet rice flour
1 cup tapioca flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 sticks unsalted butter
½ cup ice-cold water, plus a few Tablespoons more

10 ounces (1-inch-wide) broccoli florets (with 1 to 2 inches of stem attached)
2 large garlic cloves
6 large eggs
1  cups Coconut Cream (use the thick, creamy part of the can of coconut, do not shake the can up)
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
3 Tablespoons Rice Parmesan

Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in middle.

Cut butter into small slices. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.  Place rice flour and salt in a food processor with the S- blade.  Add frozen butter and buzz, in bursts, until the dough balls up.  Spread into a pie pan, or a spring form pan.   I like my clay pie pans for these crusts.

Line top of pie shell with buttered foil and fill with pie weights. If you don’t have pie weights, sit another pie shell on top and bake until pastry is set and edge is pale golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Carefully remove foil and weights, then bake shell until deep golden all over, 30 to 40 minutes more.

While shell bakes, steam broccoli 4 minutes. Drain broccoli and rinse under cold water to stop cooking, then pat dry.

Mince and mash garlic to a paste with a generous pinch of salt.

Whisk together garlic paste, eggs, coconut cream, nutmeg,  rice parmesan and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl until smooth.

Pour filling into pie shell and add broccoli.

Bake quiche until custard is just set, 45 to 50 minutes. (Center will tremble slightly; filling will continue to set as it cools.) Cool at least 20 minutes.

Serve quiche warm or at room temperature.

One Comment on “Broccoli Quiche–Lactose and Gluten Free”

  1. Yann says:

    Thank you for this nice recipe. But could you please tell me the quantity of butter needed in terms of grams for the 2 sticks of butter? Thanks


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