Saturday, September 8, 2007

Making Quiche - Recipe

Life had been a little free this week and I have time to prepare some of my family favourite food. Each one get to give me 1 of their favourite and I will cook it for them. This is my youngest sister favourite as well as my mom favourite too. It's quiche!!! In fact everyone at home love it too. What is quiche? It's actually a tart that used mainly egg and milk or cream. The filling - it can be poultry, vegetables, meat or seafood. Quiche Lorraine is the most famous one and infact quiche is originated from French.

Let me share with you the recipe of quiche.

For the tart shell
340g plain flour
170g unsalted butter
150ml cold water
1/4 tsp salt
Method :
1. Combine the plain flour, salt and butter in a mixer bowl. Mix it. If you are using hand, use your finger tips and mix the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
2, Add in water gradually till mixture binds together.
3. Mould it into a ball and cover with cling film. Chill for at leas 20 minutes before rolling out.
4. Roll out and put it in the mould. Pricked with a fork at the pastry base. Then, put a greaseproof paper on top with some bake beans to do blind bake. (Note : it's very difficult to find bake beans in Malaysia. What i used is black beans)
5. Then, put it in the oven to bake for 15 - 30minutes at 190C. The time is depending on the size of mould you used.

Remarks : for me, I used the small tart mould which is only abt 10' diameter.
Note : 1. You can roll out in the tart mould and keep it in the freezer for as long as 1 month
2. When you need to use it, just take it out and thaw it before use
This is the bake tart shell.

For the Filling :
2 cans of Chicken Stew (I used Dinty Moore - see picture below)
Some broccoli - cut small
Some corn
Some chopped pineapple - my youngest sister wanted that to be in *crazy*
70ml fresh milk
4 eggs
Salt & Pepper to your taste

Method :
1. Mix everything together in a bowl. Then, place it in the tart shell and bake at 180C for about 15 minutes or till cooked. You can add some cheese on top or slice tomato.
2. Ready to be served. You can also keep this cook quiche in the fridge (last for 1 week) or in the freezer (last for 2 - 3 months). Whenever you want to consume it, just take it out and thaw. Then, heat it up in the oven or microwave. As simple as ABC .......................

I used this brand which I find it's taste quite good too.

Mixing everything in a big bowl

Add in the milk and egg. Remember to add some pepper or salt to your taste

Pour the filling in your tart shell. Ready to go into the oven liau.

Fresh & Hot Quiche from the oven. This is my sister one, she does not want tomato on the top.

The rest of us wanted to place a slice of tomato on top. Yumyum............

It goes very well with coffee or tea. I am sure everyone will love it. Let me know once you have tried it.

Have a great weekend!!!! Maybe you can do this tomorrow and keep it for your busy weekdays - breakfast, lunch, tea break, dinner or supper also can keh ...............


belle said...

erina can u open a shop at pudu
all the food there sucks and expensive!
i am willing to pay U!
please pleaaaase open a shop there!
so yummy T T ...
will try! thanks alot wonder mommy~

erinalaw said...

Choi Pei, I love penang more leh!!! Never mind next time I go kl or you come to penang hor, I bake for you. Ok moh?

BN said...

Erina is super "keng" wan..what also she can cook...ok..I will try making quiche the next time :P

Just made siew yuk over the weekend using Hochiak's recipe...turn out quite well :) Just need some further refinement hehehe...

erinalaw said...

bn - wah!!! Now you really take cooking N baking seriously liau har? I am not 'keng' lar but just love eating so mah have to learn how to do it lor. Btw, how is baby doing?

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Wah if my gf can cook like u died lah!Everday eat so full how to do pokeing?? He! He! Have a nice day!

BN said...

BB doing fine la, getting heavier.Already into my 34th week this week...due any time after 36th week! So nervous but excited at the same time.

Haha baking and cooking has always been a passion to me but just no time. :(

Hey need to ask you what is blind bake ar?? How do u do it using black beans?

erinalaw said...

Horny - Can still poke one even you are full. Didn't you know that the other way to the man heart is also thru his stomach. Everyday poke also sian mah. How is your gigi liau.

Bn - great to hear bb is doing fine. I am excited too leh. Can't wait to see the baby hear. When you have the baby u will tend to cook more often. Blink bake is to bake the tart shell first so it will be fully cook. Sometimes, when we fill up with filling first, the filling is done but not the shell because of wetness. You place a piece of parchment paper on the tart shell and then pour some black beans on top, no need to be full.

BN said...

Wokay, thanks for the tips. Sounds easy but complicated at the same time haha :)

But will try it when I am more free :)

Huei said...

wah cool!
never seen these b4..must be yummilicious!!!!

WMD: Wife, Mother, Daughter said...

My husband and I love quiche...will give your recipe a try. Sounds manageable (err..i think)