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Tenderstem Broccoli and Bacon Quiche

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Go British with Tenderstem broccoli during British Food Fortnight

Celebrate the great British nation’s delicious, diverse and ever expanding range of home grown food during British Food Fortnight (18th September to 3rd October) with a selection of special home grown recipes from Tenderstem broccoli.

Now in its ninth year, British Food Fortnight is the biggest national celebration of the diverse and delicious range of food that Britain produces, and thanks to the efforts of Tenderstem broccoli growers across the country, British Tenderstem broccoli is now in good supply across the UK from early June through to late November.

Tenderstem broccoli has a mild, distinctive flavour and a texture more akin to asparagus than traditional broccoli and it's deliciously succulent. As the name suggests, Tenderstem broccoli is tender from floret to stem the whole vegetable can be eaten, unlike ordinary broccoli, which tends to have a thicker, more fibrous stem.

Below is a recipe that can be made using delicious British produce.

For more ideas on how to cook with delicious British Tenderstem broccoli visit

Broccoli and Bacon QuicheIngredients for Tenderstem Broccoli and Bacon Quiche

500g short crust pastry
1tbsp British rapeseed oil
100g British bacon lardons
1 garlic clove finely chopped
350g British Tenderstem® broccoli
4 free range Lion Mark eggs
200ml double cream
Salt and cracked black pepper

How to make Tenderstem Broccoli and Bacon Quiche

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6
  • Roll out the pastry and line a 16cm spring form tin. Prick the base of the pastry and chill in the fridge.
  • Heat the oil in a small frying pan, add the lardons and cook until almost crisp. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.
  • Sprinkle lardons and garlic over the base of the pastry. Fill the case with Tenderstem®.
  • Beat the eggs, cream and season with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into the case.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes or until set. Serve warm.

Serves 4

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