Saturday, August 1, 2009

My FIRST Quiche!

I've been baking a lot lately and I thought I would share my favorite recipes with you!
I'll start off with my most recent 
Quiche
First off you need to make a Single Crust Pie, if you would like to make it yourself.

Single Crust Pie

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
4 to 5 tablespoons cold water

Prep 10 min.
1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size.
2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture"gently toss with fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl and repeat until all the flour mixture is moistened. 
3. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. 
4. To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 9 inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. 
5. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired.  

Quiche:

1 recipe for Single Crust Pie
4 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Dash of ground nutmeg
3/4 cup chopped cooked ham, chicken, or crab meat
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese of your choice
1 tbsp all purpose flour

Prep time 25 min - Bake 52 - Oven 450/325 - Stand 10 Min - Serves 6

1. Line the Pie Crust with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until pastry is set and dry. Remove from oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 325.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir together eggs, milk, green onions, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in meat. In a small bowl toss together the cheese and flour. Add to egg mixture. Mix well. 
3. Pour egg mixture into hot, baked pastry shell. Bake in the 325 oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 

ENJOY!

2 comments:

~LiSsA~ said...

I absolutely LOVE quiche! I would eat it every day. Looks yummy! I'll have to try it.

The Sorensen Bunch said...

YUMMY!