Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quiche Anyone?

I was asked to help make Quiche for a church event recently and thought I'd share a little how to.  It would be a great St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and since you make it the day before, 
it's even better.

Let's make the crust first.

This recipe makes enough crust for 3- 9inch  pie crusts.

Pie Crust
1 1 /4 cup shortening
3 cups flour, sifted before measuring
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Combine in a mixer and blend until pieces are the size of small peas.

In another bowl combine:
1 egg
5 Tbsp Cold Water
1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar

Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and blend until combined.  Handle as little as possible.
Divide into 3 parts.

 Wrap dough in plastic and put in fridge for about 20-30 minutes.

 Lay out two pieces of plastic wrap, slightly overlapping the side to create a large surface to roll out the dough.  Put dough on plastic.  Make another layer of plastic wrap. Roll out the dough.  This method is great because you don't have to add more flour, and it makes clean up a snap!

 Turn dough into pie pan and flute the edges. No need to prick the bottom or pre-bake the crust.

Now for the filling. This recipe is for one quiche.

Spinach Quiche

Get out 3 oz cream cheese and allow to come to room temperature.

6 oz frozen chopped spinach
Thaw and drain.  Press between paper-towels 3-4 times to get as much water out as possible.

In your mixer:
Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Gradually beat in:
1/2 cup half & half
4 eggs
1/2 grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c grated swiss cheese
1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
4-6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Add in spinach and mix.

 Pour into pie crust.  Cover edges with foil to prevent browning.

Bake in preheated oven at 425 degrees for about 25 minutes until filling is set.
 Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
It's actually better if you let it rest in the fridge overnight.  Take out of fridge about 1 hour before serving to allow Quiche to come to room temperature.

Serve with fruit and enjoy!

So Yummy!

1 comment:

  1. That quiche was yummy! I'm not a big quiche fan, but I really liked this one. I'm glad you shared the recipe. I will have to make it sometime.


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