I love chutneys, relish, chilli jam, savoury marmalade. So when I saw the varieties that Hawkshead Relish make and sell I was in my element. Challenged to use the jellies and marmalade as an ingredient, I immediately thought of quiche. So I set about making this delicious Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche.
First of all, however, I set about creating a foolproof all butter shortcrust pastry recipe, for both sweet and savoury bakes. You can find it here – Perfect All Butter Shortcrust Pastry. You will also find another quiche recipe using Hawkshead Relish Ale Jelly as an ingredient!
With a reliable, consistent pastry recipe, that has been tested and retested, I was then able to let my creative imagination run wild.
We have some tea rooms near us that are joined to a local artists gallery and a wonderful shop that stocks local pottery, glass and a million other things. Going to the tea rooms is truly a treat day out. In the tea rooms they serve a range of dishes, from light lunches to hearty meals. One of my favourites is their Quiche Lorraine, particularly as it is always served with chutney and onion marmalade in separate little pots.
This memory sparked my idea was to have the red onion marmalade inside the quiche. Then I needed to decide what to pair it with. A recent love affair with crumbly, salty, Greek Feta Cheese provided the answer. Topped with freshly sniped chives from the garden this Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche is so much more than the sum of it’s separate parts.
The chives provide a beautiful top to the quiche and indeed echo the onion flavour from the marmalade. Whilst the feta cheese mellows in the eggy custard providing the perfect balance to the warm red onion marmalade. The difference that a small amount of heat adds to the base layer of this quiche is quite dramatic.
If you enjoy Red Onion Marmalade with your cheese and crackers, using it as an ingredient in a dish lifts it to a whole different level. The sweet/sour caramelised onion flavours come alive on your tongue. It is pure heaven!
Recipe: This makes one deep Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche serves 2-3, baked in a loose bottom tart tin. Double the recipe for a larger deep Quiche.
1/3 Quantity All Butter Shortcrust Pastry
50g/2oz Feta Cheese
2-3tbsp Red Onion Marmalade from Hawkshead Relish
4 Large Free Range Eggs
2tbsp/30ml Whole Milk
1/4tsp Sea Salt I use – Maldon
1/4tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1tsp Chopped Fresh Chives
Method: Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan, gas mark 6
- Prepare the pastry and blind bake according to the instructions given for Perfect All Butter Shortcrust Pastry.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 180C/160C fan, gas mark 4.
- Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of Red Onion Marmalade into the bottom of the pastry tart shell.
- Crumble the feta cheese on top.
- Crack the eggs into a jug. Add the milk and seasoning. Whisk to combine.
- Carefully pour the egg mixture into the tart shell, taking care not to overfill it. Better to have some egg mixture left over, than over fill the tart case.
- Place the quiche carefully into the centre of the preheated oven.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until the egg is set in the middle. It should be firm and not wobble.
Leave to cool slightly before serving.
I personally like this Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche best when it is warm. Served with a crisp, green salad, my Tangy Lemon Potato Salad and an extra spoonful of the delicious Red Onion Marmalade.
Perfect to take in your packed lunch as a change from sandwiches. Once cooled, wrap in cling film and store in the fridge. This quiche also freezes successfully for up to one month. Remove from the metal tart tin and wrap in cling film and then foil.
I found this really handy when I was recipe testing and made 6 quiches over one weekend!
If you have enjoyed this Feta Red Onion Marmalade Quiche recipe, here are a few others you may also like:
I was so thrilled with the outcome of this particular recipe. It had honestly never occurred to me before to use savoury chutneys and marmalades as ingredients. Look out for the upcoming Hawkshead Relish Review, where there will be other tasty recipes using their products as ingredients.
The flavour and texture of the Red Onion Marmalade is very different from traditional, sticky onion marmalade. This marmalade has a chunky, more chutney texture and the flavour is delicious. Sweet, caramelised onions, with a very slight sour vinegar flavour that works to balance the whole taste experience.
I hope this has encouraged you to try using condiments as ingredients?
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Sunday is nearing it’s end. I hope that you have had a fantastic weekend, creating, making and baking in your kitchens. Most of all I hope you have had fun, feasting with family, friends and neighbours.
Have a great week.