Gluten and Dairy Free Smoked Salmon, Garlic & Chive Quiches
These small quiches taste like the real thing and are quick and easy to prepare. Because they're small, you don't need to bake the pastry blind beforehand.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 8 small quiches
*For the Pastry*
- 8 oz Gluten free self raising flour I use Glebe SR Flour
- 1 tablespoon Soya flour optional - but makes the pastry brown nicely
- 4 oz Dairy free Margarine I use Pure Sunflower or Soya spread
- 2 Eggs beaten
- 2 eggs
- 200 ml Soya Milk Provamel Soya or Alpro Soya alternative to cream
- 1 tspn Garlic granules or minced fresh garlic
- 4 tspn chopped chives
- 2 oz smoked salmon chopped into small pieces
For the pastry, mix all the dry ingredients together and add the dairy free spread. You can either use a hand mixer to turn it into crumbs or I just use a fork and mash it up until it resembles rough crumbs. No need to get air into it like pastry made with wheat flour. Gradually add the beaten egg until it comes together and is the same consistency as 'real' pastry. If it's too dry, you can add a little water but best to add more egg. The reason gluten free pastry can be as hard as cardboard, is the water content. If it's too wet, just add some more gluten free flour.
Wrap it up and chill for at least half an hour in the fridge.
Once chilled cut it in half and roll out on a very floured surface. Also sprinkle flour on the top so the rolling pin doesn't stick to the pastry. You want it to be about 3-4mm thickness (the same as you'd roll out normal pastry). Using a large pastry cutter. (100mm or bit bigger) Cut 4 circles out to fit into a Yorkshire pudding tin. I use a cake slice to lift up the circles and place them in the tin. If they're a bit on the small side, gently press on to the bottom of the pastry all over the base, so it stretches a little and sends the sides outwards to fill the tin. If you want to make another 4 quiches, roll out the rest of the pastry and use another Yorkshire pudding tin (or you could use a 12 hole Patty tin - Shallow bun tin) and make smaller quiches. The beauty of gluten free pastry is, you can re-use it over and over and it won't make any difference to the final outcome like wheat flour pastry.
Next, share out the smoked salmon pieces, placing them in the bottom of the pastry cases. Beat your eggs and Provamel together, add the garlic and stir in, then pour into the pastry cases. Sprinkle the chives on top of each one and bake in a 180°C oven for approx 20 mins until slightly brown. Enjoy hot or cold.
If you overcook them, the pastry will become harder
I've had to write Soy Milk in the ingredients as Yummly don't recognise Soya Cream. Provamel is a lovely and can be used in any creamy recipe