Cherry Tomato Quiche

Boy, it’s good to be home! 
Over the weekend I fired my oven like it was the end of the world. Cookies, bread, quick bread, baked rice, zucchini sticks. Poor oven, sure didn’t expect that :)) 
Today I’m not going to talk about neither of those, but the quiche I told you about a while back
I love making quiches. They are easy to make and, if you ask me, make the perfect leftover, cold, straight from the fridge.  
Starting April, farmers market open here in Central Virginia.  It’s a small one, but i love going every Saturday to get freshly picked veggies and fruits. Almost every time I go I feel like a kid in the candy store when I see the ripe tomatoes. You see, I love tomatoes. If you see me eating them (when no one’s around) you might think I don’t know the meaning of the word “manner”. I simply take a bite like I’d do from an apple. 
Hubby on the other hand, likes raw tomatoes in salads but you’re not going to see him eating raw cherry or grape tomatoes. He doesn’t know what he’s missing. 
Here comes the cooking part. Here comes tomato quiche.
A quiche is similar to a baked custard. While baking the eggs bind together the cream, cheese and the rest of the ingredients. As a basic rule, you have to cook a quiche until raised and set, otherwise it will lose its smooth consistency. 
The pastry crust is made from flour and butter glued with iced water. You are probably familiar with this type of pastry from pies, but the quiche crust is not blind baked prior to adding the filling.  
The filling is most of the time a mixture of eggs, cream and cheese and veggies.
Let’s turn the oven on and bake a Cherry Tomato Quiche 
First, make the pastry. In your food processor sift 2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 cup diced butter and a pinch of salt. 
Pulse a couple of times until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Slowly add, a drop at a time, iced water until the dough comes together and forms a ball. Wrap it in clear film and put in the fridge for 30-40 minutes. 
Meanwhile preheat the oven at 350F.
When cooled you can either roll it into one big circle to fit a 10inch baking dish or 2 smaller ones.
For the filling you’ll need 4 eggs, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 to 2/3 cup grated Parmesan, fresh chopped basil (or dried if you don’t have fresh), salt and pepper. 
Mix everything and pour into the baking dish(es). Add the cherry/grape (you can use which kind you have) tomatoes (it’s up to you how many) 
Bake for about 40-50 minutes until set and slightly brown on top. Serve warm or cold. 
I don’t know what happened to the photos I took of the sliced quiche, hope this one helps, it’s the only one I have left :(
That’s about it for today, hope you’ll pick some cherry or grape tomatoes next time you visit the farmers market and make this quiche. You won’t regret it.
Sending you lots of love, 
Roxana

Comments

  1. kankana says

    I love quiche but difficult to convince the husband to like it. This one looks so delicious that I just want to grab it right noW

  2. Alina---Explora Cuisine says

    I'm in love with tomatoes, I could eat them all day long, especially tomato and garlic salad, mmm, and now I'm getting hungry again :))) your quiche looks lovely Roxana! Hugs 4 U!

  3. Jeannie says

    I simply love cherry tomatoes and they look so good in your quiche! Wish I could have a slice for lunch now! I am so hungry!

  4. Sandra says

    Oh my goodness Roxana, this is so beautiful! My hubby also love raw tomatoes but only those really hard once..I think I will have to make this asap! Wonderful recipe, and AMAZING photos!!!

  5. Elin says

    Roxana..I agree with you..quiche is easy to make and taste good too. I love making quiche with salmon and tomatoes. Looking at yours make me hungry and the craving is on now hahaha…have KIV this…I know I will love it :)

    Have a nice day,
    Elin

  6. Carolyn says

    Glad you are back in your kitchen and can cook us up some wonderful stuff. The quiche looks delicious! Buzzed it.

  7. Tina @flourtrader says

    I love little cherry tomatoes so putting them in a quiche gets my vote. What a delicious thing to have for brunch or breakfast! Yum.
    Also, don't feel bad about the way you sometimes eat tomatoes, I know someone that eats onions that way!

  8. Lizzy says

    Your quiche is fabulous, Roxana! Love those sweet cherry tomatoes, too…and I bet they are wonderful in this yummy dish! xoxo

  9. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says

    I love quiche and cherry tomatoes so this just looks awesome! It is defiantly on my list to make!

  10. thecompletecookbook says

    I agree, a quiche is the perfect meal for a lunch, for leftovers, heated or eaten straight from the fridge. Not sure why I don't make them more often. Your cherry tomato quiche looks fabulous!
    :-) Mandy

  11. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking says

    Roxana, that picture of the tomatoes is fabulous!!!
    We love quiche. I'll have to add tomatoes to it next time.

  12. Wendy Irene says

    Roxana, I love that picture of all the colorful cherry tomatoes! So glad you are home and baking more :)

  13. Cristina says

    You've totally inspired me into trying my hand at making a quiche.

    Gorgeous and tasty with those grape and cherry tomatoes! :)

  14. The Harried Cook says

    Gorgeous quiche, Roxana! I cannot get my husband to eat tomatoes in ANY form… Hopefully this might convince him! I must show him your pictures of this quiche soon… It's beautiful! Might just convince him :) Thanks for sharing…

  15. The Mom Chef says

    Gorgeous, gorgeous. My Hubby doesn't eat tomatoes either, but Dudette and I eat them like apples so I know the two of us could do damage with this one!

  16. Ann says

    Wow – that looks incredible! My husband will eat cherry tomatoes in or on anything! He just loves them!

  17. foodwanderings says

    This is how tired I am I read cherry, tomato not cherry tomato. lol. almost wrote I would never think to put them together. I thought you would get a kick out of that. This quiche looks yummy delicious.

  18. Priscilla-ShesCookin says

    Gorgeous quiche – it looks like cheesecake! I'm waiting for the tomatoes to ripen in our garden – we planted four varieties this year – so guess what I'll be posting! Thanks for your sweet comment about my zucchini recipes – I do have a couple more in the queue :)

  19. angsarap says

    I saw you guest post at "Just one cookbook", so glad to find you there otherwise I would now have known your great blog.

  20. Chef Dennis says

    what a tasty quiche! I love those sweet little tomatoes, and especially the new varieties!
    Congratulations on the top 9, and glad to have you home!

  21. Mother Rimmy says

    You take such beautiful food pictures, they make my mouth water. I can see why you made the top 9! Well deserved. :)

  22. Ann says

    Congratulations on making Food buzz's Top 9. Well deserved – not only was this a terrific recipe, but I love the step-by-step photos!

  23. www.you-made-that.com says

    Love this great Summer recipe for yummy cherry tomatoes. And congrats on the top 9. Love the photos.

  24. Beth Michelle says

    We have some amazing cherry tomatoes here in Israel. I will have to try this, it looks amazing. Your photos are beautiful

  25. Amrita says

    I'm almost humbled by the range of cherry tomatoes I see there in the photograph! Gorgeous! And your tart looks perfect….so far, I haven't had much luck with quiche's but I think I'm going to give this on a try.

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