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Bella Trien’s Fig surprise Quiche {Lovilee recipe}

We recently did our styled Christmas shoot in Richardsbay and was privileged to be able to make use of one of the most lovilee houses I have been in to date. The house of Isabella van Schalwyk or ‘Bella Trien‘ as she is also known. As an artist she is constantly up to something, creating and prettifying. She spoilt us with a quiche lunch on the day, one of the quiches was a fig surprise one, and I must admit, I had three servings. This quiche is beyond yummy!

Isabella allowed us to share this lovilee recipe with you and suggests that it be served with a green salad and paired with a glass of Sauvignon blanc or Blanc fumé.

Bella Trien’s Fig surprise Quiche {serves 8}
A range of veggies that include brinjals, onions, baby marrows, gem squash, green and yellow pepper can be used for this recipe. She used the following ingedients:

Vegetable filling:

  • 250g Gem squash
  • 125g Purple onions
  • 125g Baby marrows


  • 125g Preserved green figs
  • 5 slices of Parma ham
  • 2 Feta cheese wheels


  • 125g Cheddar Cheese
  • 125g Butter
  • 1 Garlic Cloves
  • 125g Flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • 250ml Cream
  • 150ml Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C.
  2. First make the crust by mixing the cheese, butter and garlic together.
  3. Add the flour, salt & pepper to the mixture until it forms a ball.
  4. Press out the mixture into a pastry pan, until all the sides and base are covered and place in the fridge.
  5. Drizzle the veggies with olive oil and brown them in the oven.
  6. Cool the veggies down and arrange them, together with the other filling ingredients on the crust.
  7. Mix all the ingredients for the Eggcream together and pour over the veggies.
  8. Bake for 30 mins in the oven.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us Isabella! Be sure to follow Bella Trien and her adventures on Facebook!

Images by Duane Smith Photography.

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