It’s picnic time! Asparagus quiche ~ Quiche aux asperges

Last Saturday, we had our first picnic of the season! It was really awesome to be able to walk in the forest near the river and have some delicious food outdoors! It was only 4 of us, but we managed to have a nice variety of food, among which hummus with wild garlic (ramsons, bear’s garlic), zaatar puffs and a Greek salad prepared by my dear friend. Inspired by the delicious hummus she cooked, I will do some experimentation with wild garlic very soon! I had prepared an asparagus quiche, a rhubarb & apple cake and dokhlas. Here is the recipe of the asparagus quiche. The other recipes will be posted soon.

Ingredient for a 24cm diameter quiche (about 6-8 servings)

500 g green asparagus, cut into 2 – 3 cms chunks

a dozen walnuts, coarsely chopped

50g parmeggiano cheese, grated

4 dl milk (or any vegetal milk)

2 pinches ground nutmeg

2 pinches red chilli powder

½ teaspoon turmeric

Salt and pepper.

For the dough:

2 cups flour (I used 1cup rye flour mixed with 1 cup kamut flour)

3 tablespoons olive oil

salt

lukewarm water

Method:

Prepare the dough by mixing all the ingredients together and slowly add the water until the dough is soft and manageable.

Cover the dough and leave aside for 15 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the filling of the quiche:

Preheat the oven at 180°C.

Chop the asparagus into 2-3 cms chunks. I kept the heads aside and used them at the end for decoration (see photo).

Beat the eggs and slowly add the milk, cheese and seasoning.

Roll the dough and place in a mould, layered with baking sheet (or greased with butter). Make some tiny holes with a fork.

Distribute evenly the asparagus chunks and walnuts. Pour the eggs/milk/spices mixture over it. You can make a sun shape with the asparagus heads.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.

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4 thoughts on “It’s picnic time! Asparagus quiche ~ Quiche aux asperges

    • I can’t wait to try your hummus recipe! I have to hurry up, with the bear’s garlic not being out for a long time!! (I found that it is called wild garlic, ramson or bear’s garlic in English). Will definitely post sthg on the subject very soon!!

    • Thanks! I just love picnics!
      Well, we ate all the cake, before I could take any picture… but it is a good excuse to bake it again very soon 🙂

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