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Monday, February 13, 2012

Simple Bacon and Cheese Quiche

The first time I had a quiche, it was a vegetable quiche ( I can not remember though what veggies were present in the quiche. All I know is that that quiche was really yummy) at a house of our family friends.  From then on my husband would always buy the ready made quiche from the shop.  To probably not make it a boring dish, he would buy different kinds of quiche. 

A quiche is an open pastry type of dish similar to a pie.  Well I think, I even told my husband that it's a pie but a different sort of pie.  The word quiche is a French word borrowed from the German word Küeche which means cake.  Usually the ingredients would be meat, veggies and cheese.

Ingredients:

Crust
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, diced
3 tablespoons ice-cold water

Filling
1/2 c bacon, fried a little and cut into small pieces
4 large eggs
1 1/2 milk
1/4 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp pepper
1 c cheese, grated

Toppings
1/3 c cheese
1/4 c bacon
Procedure:

Crust
Mix flour and salt. Add butter using a pastry blender. Continue doing this until it resembles coarse crumbs.  Add water (a little at a time). Knead a little and form a ball.  Shape into a disk and wrap with a cling wrap and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes. 
Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough in a floured surface. Shape into a circle and fit into a quiche or pie pan.  Trim the edges and prick with fork.  To prevent it from rising too much, line it with a foil and put a pie weight or anything that would hold it down. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 F

Filling
Whisk the all the filling ingredients.  Pour on top of the baked quiche crust and top with additional bacon and cheese. Bake for 375 F for 30 minutes until it is set and light brown in color.


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