Thursday, August 27, 2009

Recipe Swap.

This week I made a quiche Loraine from scratch and it was so yummy that I thought I would share the recipe here.

I have always had difficulty with making my own pastry but this recipe was great. It turned out really well and the children all liked it (except Sam who is ultra fussy) so I will make it again.

I got my recipe from Exclusively Food.

Here is the pastry I made. I used whole meal flour.

Here is the quiche with the filling in.

Finally, here is the cooked quiche.

This is the recipe:


220grams plain flour.

120 grams butter.

1 tablespoon very cold water.

1 egg yolk.

1 tablespoon oil.

120 grams onions

220 grams bacon.

5 large eggs.

125 mls cream.

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.

salt and pepper.

110 grams cheese.


Put flour and butter into a food processor and blend until the flour is crumbly.

Mix egg yolk and water in a small cup and add to flour mixture. Mix in food processor on medium until the mixture starts to clump together.

Turn pastry out and pull together into a ball shape. Place in fridge for 30 minutes wrapped in glad wrap and then bring out to roll.

To roll place the pastry between two sheets of baking paper. Roll pastry out to fit pastry dish. Place pastry in dish and cut excess off top.

Cover the dish and put in fridge for another 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 170 for fanned forced or 190 without fan. Place cooking tray on bottom to make a crispy pastry.

Meanwhile make the filling:
Heat oil in frying pan and add onion and bacon. Once onion is soft, remove from cooktop and allow to cool.

Take pastry from fridge and place baking paper over. Half fill with rice and bake for 15 minutes.

When pastry has been in oven for 15 minutes, remove rice and brush egg white (left from separated egg) over pastry.

Bake pastry for another 10 minutes.

Mix with a whisk the eggs, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Place bacon and onion in pastry, sprinkle cheese over and finally pour egg and cream mixture over.

Bake in the middle of the oven for 30-35 minutes.

Pop over to Therese's blog for other great recipes.
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