The culinary adventures of a 20-something woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

The culinary adventures of a 20-something year old woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Quiche is a staple in our household - its easy, nutritious & delicious! You can use store-bought crust instead of homemade to save time if you wish. You can alter the filling options to suit your personal taste.

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4-6 teaspoons cold water

Quiche Filling:
6 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup Swiss or Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Flavour Varieties:
1 small onion + 1 cup spinach (cooked, drained) + 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved, drained)

1 small onion + 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled + 1/2 cup chopped ham

8 pieces cooked asparagus, chopped & 1 cup cooked chicken, cubed


  1. Place flour in a large bowl. Sprinkle in the chopped butter; rub butter into the flour until it resembles bread crumbs. Stir in the grated cheese. Sprinkle water over the flour mixture, a teaspoon at a time, stirring lightly with a fork. Add just enough water to allow the dough form a ball and cleanly leave the sides of the bowl. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll out dough, and place in a 9 inch pie/quiche pan. Use a fork to prick holes over the bottom of the pastry.
  3. Bake crust in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl beat eggs, milk, cream, pepper & nutmeg. Stir in cheese & quiche filling of your choice.
  5. Bake 50 minutes in oven at 375 degrees F. Quiche is cooked when a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Let stand 5 minutes before serving - important!

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