Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Quiche Lorraine

Crust:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vinegar
ice water

Filling:
6 slices of bacon
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup 6% cream
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
3/4 cup cheese

Being home all afternoon on a self-appointed study day allowed me to take some breaks here and there to make some quiche! I love quiche but the problem is that it takes a bit of prep time to make the pie-like crust with an hour or so of storing the dough in the fridge. Well worth it though! In order to fill this huge pyrex pan that we had, I had to triple this recipe (both the crust and filling).

Making the Crust:
- mix flour and salt together in large bowl
- cut butter into small little cubes and mix it into the flour/salt
- mix egg yolk and vinegar; add ice water to make 1/3 cup volume (1 cup if you triple the recipe)
- drizzle over dry ingredients and stir briskly with fork until it clumps together
- press it into a big disc; wrap disc in cling wrap; stick in fridge for 30 min
- take out of fridge, roll it out to a thickness of 5 mm and fit into your pan of choice (probably a quiche pan of you have one); stick in fridge for another 30 min
- the line the pie shell with foil and fill with pie weights (if you don't have pie weights you can use dried beans or rice); bake at 400ºF/200ºC for about 20 min until the rim is light golden

Adding the Filling:
- mix eggs, milk, cream, pepper, and salt together in a large bowl
- fry bacon and place on some paper towel to absorb some of the grease; when it has cooled, chop it up and add it to the egg mix
- fry onions and add it to egg mix
- brush mustard over the base of the pastry shell once it is done cooking
- sprinkle cheese over the base
- pour in egg mixture
- bake at 375ºF/190ºC for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for that Matt.

I will definitely use this. I'm sure it will go down well with my room-mate's delicate palette.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Charles Ang said...

hoho... looks like someone's getting more and more domesticated ;)

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Alright, I'm gonna try and make this for myself once I'm down in Htown. Keep the recipes comin'!

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Muffins said...

Gosh!! that makes me really hungry *drools* *gets bucket to catch drool* :D

6:17 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

haha, I'm a big fan of quiche. Anything with bacon in it gets a thumbs up in my books =)

4:33 AM  

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