People associate the word ‘quiche’ as having derived from some famous French culinary experiment but it is actually believed to have originated in Germany. This savoury breakfast dish was first concocted in the medieval German kingdom of Lotharingia, which stretched across France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherlands. The word ‘quiche’ itself comes from the German word for cake – kuchen. The best thing about a quiche? A set-it-and-forget-it kind of dish, it is really simple to put together, and easy to cook as well.
For the flan case
Flour – 110 gms
Butter – 50 gms
Canna pepper – ½ tsp
Mustard powder – ½ tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
Chilled water – as per requirement
For the filling
Bacon – 150 gms
Cheese – 200 gms; grated
Cream – 250 ml
Eggs – 2
Pepper – ½ tsp
Mustard powder – ¼ tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
- Mix all the dry ingredients together till it resembles bread crumbs.
- Add enough chilled water, one spoon at a time, till the dough comes together.
- Roll out the dough to line a 8″ flan tin.
- Prick with a fork all over.
- Bake blind for 20 min at 180 degrees. Keep aside
- Fry the bacon till crisp and chop into small pieces.
- Separate the eggs and beat the whites till they form firm peaks. Keep aside.
- Mix the egg yolks, cheese (leaving some for the topping), chopped bacon, dry ingredients and cream and mix well.
- Fold in the egg whites.
- Pour into the flan case. Sprinkle the left-over cheese on top.
- Bake for 20 mins at 180 degrees.
The best part about this dish is that it can be served both hot or cold and stays well in the refrigerator for up to a week. We’d love to hear how you got on with this recipe. Do share with us your experience in the comments below.