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Stilton and caramelised onion Quiche

This is one of my favourite Quiche recipes and tastes delicious hot or cold, great with green salad and hot buttered new potatoes.20161028_132627


  • 400g plain flour
  • 200g butter
  • teaspoon paprika
  • cold water (to mix)
  • salt
  • 750g red onions finely sliced.
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbs fresh thyme leaves only
  • 6 eggs
  • 750ml milk
  • 200g stilton


  1. Make pastry, mix butter and paprika into flour  until it resembles breadcrumbs then add cold water until it binds together, chill in fridge for 30mins.
  2. Heat oven to 190C or fan 180C Slide a baking tray into heat
  3. Roll pastry out and line a deep flan dish about 22cm diameter. line with baking parchment fill with baking beans and bake blind on the hot baking sheet for 15mins
  4. Remove baking parchment and beans brush with egg white and return to the oven for 8-10mins.
  5. Meanwhile cook the onions in the oil until starting to soften, add thyme and salt and pepper. Cook slowly for about 15mins until the onions are brown and caramelised.
  6. Separate 3 eggs mix 3 whole eggs with 3 egg whites and the milk
  7. Fill the baked flan case with the onions crumble in the cheese, then pour in the milk and egg mixture.
  8. Bake on the baking sheet for between 30-40mins
  9. ENJOY 
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Garden The Severn Way

I have started this blog to share information on the many projects we have finished or are working on in our beautiful garden in Mid Wales on the banks of the River Severn. We have four acres in total being divided between garden, vegetable plot, orchard and new woodland and wildflower meadow.  When we moved into the property the garden was non existent with two fields knee high in thistle and brambles and access to the river covered in brambles and weed.

Over the last 3 and a half  years we have struggled, with the elements and the ever increasing onslaught of Brambles to get a lovely haven of tranquility. It rewards us daily with its beauty and fresh organic fruit and vegetables.

Along the way we have had help from friends and volunteers. There remains much to do battle with but we are gradually winning the war. We hope to be able to open the garden to the public for charity soon so others can enjoy our labour of love.

I hope to offer tips and guides on the blog as well as seasonal reciepes to projects with updates on their pros and cons.workaway2