Sunday, February 8, 2009

Baby's 1st Quiche

We recently upgraded our modem at home, which meant that the 50/60 Hz power adapter was now free for use with our US-wired food processor, yay! This gave me great excitement, the fact that I could now make pastry dough like magic; no more cutting the butter into the flour with knives, oh no. We also had broccoli in the fridge that needed to be eaten, and therefore, a quiche was born...

1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
8 Tbs. butter
2-3 Tbs. icy water

3/4 C heavy cream, room temp.
3/4 C milk, room temp.
3 eggs, room temp.
1 C grated parmesan
1 Tbs. butter, melted
1 C broccoli, blanched & chopped

1. Crust: Mix together flour and salt, add butter (cubed), and pulse in a food processor until it resembles coarse bread crumbs. Add the water 1 Tbs. at a time and mix with a fork until it starts to stick together. Form it into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 min.

Preheat oven to 425

On a floured surface, flatten dough ball into a disk, dust with flour and roll into an 11" round. Place over a tart pan, and fold the excess dough inward on itself. Prick the dough with a fork several times, and bake until it just starts to color. Remove and set aside.

Turn oven down to 375

2. Filling: whisk together cream, milk, eggs and melted butter. Add cheese, broccoli and season with salt and pepper. Pour into pastry shell and bake 25 -30 min, or until the tip of a knife pressed into the center comes out clean.

enjoy! -Kellie