Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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
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.
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.