Pâte brisée, pie crust/dough, quiche dough, shortcrust? However you wanna call it. Different name for the same product. It is flakey with layers reminiscent to a rough puff pastry. Buttery and crisp.
It isn’t like a pâte sucree aka. sweet tart dough/crust, whose end product is a lighter tender, almost biscuit like texture.
To make a quiche we’ll be making the crust and the savoury egg custard filling.
Yield: One 9″ quiche
250g Bread Flour
205g Unsalted butter, cold and diced
55g Iced Water, strained
Rub the butter into flour and salt until it resembles small pea sized bits.
Knead in water and mix until just combined.
Shape into a flat disc and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours.
Roll out to 2-3mm thick and line tart pan (I used a shallow 9″ cake tin)
Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours (cover with clingwrap if refrigerating for more than hour to prevent the crust from drying out)
Preheat an oven to 400F/200C
Blind bake about 20 minutes. Remove weights and bake for about 5 more minutes.
Pie doughs are best prepared the day before.
Yield: one 9″ quiche
Black Pepper to taste
Blend and strain first 4 ingredients, season with black pepper.
I added 1 TBSP ramp pesto, mozzarella, hard sheep cheese, green garlic, bacon, and spring veggies.
Preheat an oven to 330F/165C.
Mix ramp pesto into quiche filling.
Lay veggies and cheese into the baked crust.
Pour egg filling over veggies.
Bake for about 45 minutes (check from here every 5-10 mins) until it has a core temperature of 172F/78C.
Cool and remove from tin, serve warm.
Recipe adapted from chefsteps: