One of my favourite things to eat is quiche. I like it hot and cold, with lots of different fillings. I used to love going to the deli counter in the supermarkets in England to buy a ready made quiche. I can’t seem to find any here in Alabama though, so I set myself the task of making one for dinner the other night.
225g plain flour
115g cubed butter
1 egg yolk
3-4 tbsp chilled water
Add the butter to the four and rub until it looks like fine crumbs. Then add the yolk and water to mix into a smooth dough. Place onto a floured surface and knead for a minute – not too much! Pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge and roll out to fit your flan dish, mine had a diameter of 23cm. Prick the pastry with a fork & blind bake for 12 minutes at 375F. I don’t own any baking beads/beans so I just used foil with rice and it worked just the same! Remove the foil and bake for a further 12 minutes until the pastry has turned a light golden colour.
When the pastry was in the oven, I fried my sausage, bacon & onion. I haven’t put specific amounts above as it really depends on how much of a certain ingredient you want in your quiche! Adam doesn’t like onions or tomatoes so I only put them on my half ! Load the quiche up and top with grated cheese. Once I had added my filling I realised that by pastry was quite shallow! I mixed the eggs and milk together but didn’t end up using it all as it would have overflowed! Cook for 30 minutes or until just set 🙂 Yum yum!
Most of our meals are accompanied by homemade chunky chips (fries!). I love these as they are so versatile depending on the flavour you are fancying that night! For these ones, I placed 2 tbsp oil (you can use any oil, even the healthy oil sprays!), salt, pepper & Texas red dirt rub into a bowl. I peeled and chopped 4 medium potatoes. The chopped potatoes go into the bowl and get tossed with the mixture!
These fries need around an hour to cook at 375F. I do them for 30 minutes, turn them all over and then put them back in the oven for a further 25 – 30 minutes. Again…yummy!