Oven Roasted Tomato Quiche with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pastry Crust

Ingredients for the Crust

1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 cup flaxseed meal 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 3/4 cup fruity, Picual Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 cup warm water

Ingredients for the Quiche Filling

7 large eggs, beaten 1 - 1 1/2 cups oven roasted tomatoes, drained thoroughly 2 tablespoons fresh basil, torn or chopped 1 1/2 cups shredded Fontina 1/4 cup fresh grated Pecorino Romano

2 teaspoons good quality Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons minced shallot

2 cloves garlic minced Sea salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste 10″ Olive Oil Pastry Crust recipe above

Directions for the Crust

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and flaxseed meal. Add the olive oil and water and mix quickly with a fork until it comes together in a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

On a lightly floured board or parchment-covered surface, roll out the dough into a 1/4-inch-thick round. Gently press into a 10-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Cover the tart with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Prick all over with the tines of a fork. Bake crust in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool before filling.

Directions for the Quiche Filling

Preheat the oven to 400. Saute the shallots until lightly browned. Add the garlic and saute another minute. Combine the shallots, garlic, and basil with the beaten eggs. Season the egg mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Spread 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard over bottom of crust (optional), and then sprinkle 1 cup of Fontina cheese over the bottom of the crust. Arrange the oven roasted tomatoes over the cheese. Add the remaining cheese, including Romano over the tomatoes. Pour the egg shallot mixture over the top. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the filling is set, slightly puffed and golden brown.

Enjoy warm, or allow to cool to room temperature. It can be made a day in advance or may be frozen and re-warmed.

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