I must have been a quiche chef in a past life, because the one I made tonight was incredible. You know when you take that first bite of a piece of food - not just any food either, but something really amazing - where it's like a flavour explosion in your mouth, and every taste bud seems to be screaming "YES!" simultaneously.
That's what this quiche was like.
I surprised even myself.
Here's a little photo run-through of my process, from pastry to completion.
First, butter, flour and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
Knead to a crumbly consistency.
Add egg yolk and a little water, mix with a knife then roll into a ball. Then into the fridge to set for half an hour.
While it's in the fridge - prepare your fillings! I used leek, bacon and feta.
Once the pastry is ready. Roll out and place into a quiche pan. After this, I precooked my pastry for 15 minutes in the oven.
Next is the mixture for the filling. Eggs and cream whisked with a pinch of salt and pepper - and I used some nutmeg as well.
Here are all my fillings ready to go!
Then into the pastry.
And the egg/cream mixture on top.
Some kitchen photos while I waited for the quiche to cook. We have some lovely Gerberas floating around at the moment.
Thirty minutes in the oven and done!