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A to Z Challenge Day #17 - Q for Quiche

Hello people so we arrive on our Q day. Deciding an indulgent recipe with Q is a challenge in itself but here I am sharing a super easy recipe of one of my favourites – Quiche. Quiche (in case you don’t know) is a savoury pie sort of a thing with a meat or vegetable filling topped with a layer of custard. You can Google for more information.  

It is essentially a French Cuisine special. I love it because of its no nonsense taste and the fact that I can put fillings according to my taste!

The classic combinations are bacon and spinach or vegetable quiche or a simple chicken quiche. The one that I am sharing today has all that I like – onions, bacons, pork and chicken sausage as the filling.

Interesting? Okay now let’s hop into the recipe.

All that you need

For the Pastry crust
All purpose Flour – 21/2  cups
Unsalted butter – 1 cup (chilled and diced)
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Chilled Water – 7-8 teaspoon

For the filling
Onion – 1 chopped
Bacon – 4-5 strands
Pork sausage – 3
Chicken sausage – 2
Salt & pepper to taste
Smoked Paprika – 1 teaspoon
Shredded Parmesan Cheese – 3 tablespoons

For the Custard
Egg – 2 whole + 2 egg yolks only
Milk – 1 cup
Cream – ¼ cup
Salt & pepper – to taste

Let's Get Started

Making the pastry crust [It is very similar to the pastry crust that I made for Apple Pie.]

Combine flour, salt and butter in a mixing bowl and make a coarse crumb with
your fingers
Add cold water and combine them together
You don’t need to knead
Take the dough wrap in a cling film and freeze for 15 -20 minutes
Take out from freezer and roll it into a round pastry crust.
Transfer in a pie/flan dish and blind bake.

[Check the Tiny Tips section for more information on Blind Baking]

Making the filling
In a pan fry bacon till brown
Take out some of the fat and in the same pan fry onion and the sausages till they are done. Add seasoning and smoked paprika.

Take out the sausages and chop them, chop the bacon.

Making the custard
In a mixing bowl mix milk, cream and the eggs. First the whole eggs and then the yolks.
Make sure the milk is in room temperature or else you’ll end up with scrambled eggs.
Add seasoning

Combining the Quiche
Spread the filling on the blind baked pastry crust
Pour in the custard mixture
Spread the shredded cheese on top
Now bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

And your yummy quiche is ready. Enjoy with your favourite wine. 

And so let me know if you found it HOT or NOT?

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