Saturday, 24 May 2014

Bacon Quiche - A Recipe

When the summer comes quiche is one of my favourite foods to eat, its just so yummy with a plate full of salad and you cant get better then homemade it tastes so much nicer then shop bought versions!

This was my first attempt at making quiche my mother in law makes the best bacon quiche and I just had to give it a go too. So here is what you will need:
  • 175g flour.
  • 75g butter.
  • 200g cheese.
  • 1-2 large tomatoes.
  • 200g bacon lardons.
  • 4 eggs.
  • 100ml milk.
  • 200ml double cream.
  • A little pepper and mixed herbs.
To make the pastry, sift the flour together with a pinch of salt in a large bowl, rub the butter into the flour until a breadcrumb texture forms. Add just enough cold water for the crumb mixture to start coming together to form a ball of dough. Rest the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up ready to roll. 

While your pastry is chilling fry your bacon lardons until cooked and slightly crispy then grease a dish with a knob of butter ready to put the pastry in. Take your dough from the fridge and roll out on a floured surface until it is big enough to fit in your dish making sure its not too thin, you don't want it to break or go soggy. put the rolled out dough into you dish pushing it down at the sides so that it is completely touching the dish and then chill in the fridge again for another 20 minutes. 

Preheat your oven to 190 degrees and remove your dish from the fridge, put a sheet of parchment paper over the top of the pastry then fill the dish with ceramic baking beans or rice and blind bake for 20 minutes. This gives you a nice crisp pastry and stops the quiche bottom going soggy when you add the liquid filling.

Take out of the oven and reduce the heat down to 160 degrees, sprinkle your grated cheese on the bottom of your pastry, then your sliced tomatoes followed by your crispy bacon. Combine your eggs, milk and cream in a bowl giving it a good whisk, season then pour into your pastry case over the top of the fillings. Sprinkle a little dried mixed herbs over the surface and place in the oven to cook for a further 30-40 minutes or until set in the middle. 

Slice into wedges and serve with salad, I also made some homemade potato salad or coleslaw would make a great accompaniment too! This is a complete family winner the kids absolutely love it!

Thank you for reading.


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