ISO great QUICHE recipe
I was hoping to make a quiche for a picnic and trying to search for recipes but it seems very limited.
Does anyone have a great recipe to share? All ideas are welcome, preferably with a recipe! pie crust, tart crust, whole wheat crust is even better!
I just made a delicious quiche using up leftovers from my fridge.
Flaky Pie Crust- recipe from Cooking with Julia & Jacques (paraphrased):
2 cups ap flour
1 3/4 sticks butter
1 T crisco
1/3 scant cup ice water
Combine all but the water in a food processor, pulsing briefly. Add water & pulse 2-4 times. Check dough- it should be just barely sticking together. Dump contents onto a large piece of plastic wrap & gather together. It should just stick together. Wrap tightly, flatten into a disk & refrigerate for about 1 hour. Divide in 1/2 (saving 1/2 for a future use) & roll out for a 9" pie plate. Insert into pie plate, chill another 30 minutes or so. Prebake for 30 min at 400 degrees, covered with foil & weighted. After 30 min, remove weights & foil & prick bottom all over. Return to oven for 5 min til golden. Then brush with egg yolk wash & return to oven for 1-2 min to "seal" crust.
While pre-baking, I made the mixture of stuff from the fridge:
6 eggs, beaten
2 cups mozzerella cheese (I also have used swiss & goat combo)
1/2 cup whole milk
sauteed onion, garlic & mushrooms (about 1/2-3/4 cup worth)
crumbled pre-cooked bacon
diced sun dried tomatoes
shake of nutmeg
generous grinding of black pepper
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 min, reduce heat to 375 degrees & bake additional 20-30 min til top is golden brown.
My family agreed it was the best quiche to date. The custard was beautiful, the mixture evenly distributed & the taste divine. I vary the ingredients depending on my mood & fridge leftovers. I like to use something green like spinach or asparagus & the sundried tomatoes for color. The bacon adds the saltiness & a little bit of meat, but is easily left out if you want meatless. Just add salt if you don't use a meat.