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Cheese and Bacon Quiche

Joya Roy | October 8, 2020
Cheese and Bacon Quiche

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.

Ingredients

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

Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together till it resembles bread crumbs.
  2. Add enough chilled water, one spoon at a time, till the dough comes together.
  3. Roll out the dough to line a 8″ flan tin.
  4. Prick with a fork all over.
  5. Bake blind for 20 min at 180 degrees. Keep aside
  6. Fry the bacon till crisp and chop into small pieces.
  7. Separate the eggs and beat the whites till they form firm peaks. Keep aside.
  8. Mix the egg yolks, cheese (leaving some for the topping), chopped bacon, dry ingredients and cream and mix well.
  9. Fold in the egg whites.
  10. Pour into the flan case. Sprinkle the left-over cheese on top.
  11. 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.


Joya Roy

Joya is a tea lady having spent more than 25 years of her life in the green vistas of the tea estates in North Bengal and Assam. As a novice in the kitchen, cooking was more of trial and error born out of a desperate need to put something presentable on the table. Soon she learnt that cooking was as much an art, as it is a science.

 

Joya is extremely fond of baking and considers it a therapy. Baking brings immense pleasure, particularly when she shares her cakes, flans, biscuits and desserts with family and friends. The smile on their faces is both calming and rewarding. Joya says that it’s like creating magic in your kitchen – you start with some basic ingredients like flour, butter, sugar and eggs which transform into so many different delightfully sinful dishes. Baking is her go to and the secret ingredient is always love!

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