Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quiche


I recently made this delicious quiche. Unfortunately no one here at my house cares fo quiche so it was just me eating this...that's ok. I can easily eat this for lunch and dinner! It's very easy to make and versatile. I found this recipe over at use real butter. If you have never been to Jen's site you just have to go there and check it out. I have been following her blog for just about a year now and it's one of my favorites and one of the best on the net. Her pictures are terrific, her recipes are wonderful but the best thing is her writing. She is a brutally honest person and you can pick this up right away when you read what she writes. So go check out her blog and this quiche!!! (Only changes I made to the original recipe is that I used swiss cheese and a store bought pie crust since I was pressed for time.)

By the way, the sun is finally shining here in Virginia again!!!!

1 pie crust
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 medium onion, minced and sauteed
1 cup mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
1 head broccoli, chopped and blanched
1 1/2 cups gruyere, shredded (I used swiss)
1 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt

pie crust
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening or lard
3-4 tbsp cold water

Mix together the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening until it is in pea sized pieces. Sprinkle 1 tbsp water over the mixture and toss with fork. Repeat until all is moistened and form dough into a ball. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface, rolling from center to edges until about 12 inches in diameter. Press and form into a 9 inch pie plate.

Quiche
Line the pie crust with foil and bake at 450 degrees F for 5 minutes. Bake another 5-7 minutes with the foil off. Remove from oven. Reduce oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, milk, onion, bacon, broccoli, mushrooms and salt. In a separate bowl, toss the cheese and flour together. Add the cheese to the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour into pie crust and bake 35-40 minutes. Let quiche rest out of the oven for 15 minutes before serving.

29 comments:

Lisa said...

Looks wonderful! I just got my husband to like it.

Donna-FFW said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous. I have got to try it. It is a stunner.

Pearl said...

omnomnom quiches :)

Spryte said...

That looks fabulous! I love quiche!

Manggy said...

That looks beautiful, Debbie. Nobody else in this family cares for quiche either (we're rice-eaters), so that's the only thing that's keeping me from making one that's too large to eat by myself!

Katy ~ said...

Looks so good! I think it makes for a nice light meal, and a good way to disguise bare broccoli! LOL

Mary said...

What a great recipe! This looks beautiful.

Cassie said...

Wow, YUM. That looks delicious!

Jenn said...

Save me a slice, please?

Coleen's Recipes said...

Looks delicious, but with bacon, mushrooms, broccoli and gruyere cheese all in the same pie, how could you go wrong? My husband wouldn't eat anything without meat in it, but that would be PErFECTLY fine with me...I would just savor it for the next couple of days.

Deborah said...

I love a good quiche!

Reeni♥ said...

I'll help you eat this!! I love quiche and this is real yummy one!

Maryann said...

I'll share the quiche with you! I love quiche :)
xox

Bunny said...

I was kinda worried the first time I made quiche, I was very surprised that the whole family liked it. Yours looks fantastic!

Kerstin said...

What a lovely quiche! I made a very similar one for our brunch on Mother's Day an it was gobbled up really quickly!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yummy quiche! Loving the sunshine especially today!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I would eat this quiche with you Debbie! Sounds like my house, quiches and fritattas, i am the only one who will eat them.

Selba said...

It looks so delicious!

Andrea said...

Your quiche looks just perfect, I love all the veggies! I can completely relate to making a dish that no one else in the household enjoys, sometimes I get so caught up in making everything for the kids or husband, that I forget to make something I like to eat, thanks for the reminder :)

Pam said...

I'llhelp you eat it - I love quiche.

pinkstripes said...

Oh, I love quiche. Your's sounds and looks wonderful. YUM.

Sara said...

This sounds delicious! Now I just need to convince my husband to eat quiche :)

burpandslurp said...

can I come live with you? I love quiche, and yours look mighty tasty.

noble pig said...

Well I love quiche and this sounds absolutely amazing. I love that you get to have it to yourself.

Emily said...

I like quiche! This looks great. I hope you converted your hubz with this one.

teresa said...

I love quiche, this looks wonderful!

Bridgett said...

Your quiche looks amazing! I love all the flavors here and could easily eat a couple slices right now. You blog is wonderful!

Ingrid said...

This is the second quiche I've seen today. Is it quiche season, ha-ha!?

Looks fantastic! I need to try my hand at making one.
~ingrid

Elizabeth said...

This quiche looks absolutely divine!