Foodie Friday---- Quiche Lorraine | Modern Mummy

Friday, 9 September 2011

Foodie Friday---- Quiche Lorraine


I love quiche, but never even considered making one until I saw The Great British Bake Off a couple of weeks ago. All the contestants' entries looked A-mazing.... so much nicer than the ready made quiches I normally buy.

Then earlier in the week a friend and I decided to go on an impromptu picnic with our daughters and I was rummaging through the cupboards looking for food to make and take and I decided to give my first quiche a go. I didn't follow a recipe; I just crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. And if I do say so myself the end result was bloody gorgeous. Although it requires a lengthy cooking time, actually making the quiche was so effortless; I'll definitely be making my own again in the future.

This is how I did it....

What you need.
A 22cm cake tin
A jug/bowl
Greaseproof paper
Baking beans (not necessary - I just used rice!)

Ingredients.
Ready rolled short crust pastry
Butter - to grease the tin
6x eggs
6x slices of bacon
A handful of grated cheese
One tomato (optional) sliced
Fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
284ml double cream

What to do.
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees and grease the cake tin really, really well.
Line with the ready rolled pastry and blind bake (cover with grease proof paper and fill with rice) for 20 mins. Take the rice and paper out and bake for a further 10 mins.
While the pastry is cooking, chop the bacon into strips and fry up til crispy.
Whisk the 6 eggs with the double cream and season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle a layer of cheese over the cooked quiche base and then add the bacon.
Pour the egg and cream over the top and decorate with a bit more cheese, some sliced tomato and sprigs of fresh thyme.
Cook at 175 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour (keep an eye on it - you basically want the egg to set and the cheese on top to go golden brown).
Leave to cool and serve with lots of other party / picnic food - or as a main meal with new potatoes and seasonal veg.

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