Saturday, March 27, 2010

quiche 101

I LOVE to make a big homemade breakfast. my specialty, quiche. it is really quite easy and so delicious.

first, you must have a homemade crust. the recipe I use time and time again:

{the crust}

*1 1/4 cup flour
*1/2 teas salt
*1/2 teas sugar
-sift together

*6 tbls butter-pea size
*6-8 tbls water

the absolute key in making a good crust is chilling your ingredients. once you sift the ingredients, cut your butter to pea size shape, & measure 6-8 tbls water. put all of these ingredients (3 separate bowls) in the freezer for 10 minutes.

after 10 mintues, mix butter & flour mixture. beginning adding water a little at a time. once your flour glues to your butter you have added enough water. put back in bowl and freezer for 5 mintues.

then flour your board and begin rolling

a key to knowing your pie crust is going to rock is if you can fold it:

then shape in your cute pie plate:

{quiche ingredients}

*3 eggs
*1 cup half & half
*salt & pepper to taste
*1 1/2 c mild cheddar cheese
*any vegetables you like in your quiche

this time I used spinach, artichoke hearts, onions, rosemary, roasted garlic, & sun-dried tomatoes.

be creative & enjoy!


Cade and Cora said...

yummy! Thanks, Tracey!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

I would agree: homemade crust is so much more delicious than store-bought (my guilty ingredient). I'm going to use your recipe for Easter!