We have some relatives going through a tough time right now. It’s really sad and I think about them every day. But that’s about all I can do for them, sometimes life just sucks. When people are sad, you should bring them food. Food makes people happy and it means they don’t have to cook for themselves, which is a huge relief in stressful times. Recently I made my sad relatives some quiche.
Here’s what you need:
- 12 eggs
- 1 cup cooking cream
- 2 pie shells
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1 pkg bacon
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
Here’s what you do:
- Cook the bacon, allow to cool, rip into small pieces, and set aside.
- Cut the broccoli into florets and steam until bright green but still firm.
- Reserving a few pieces of bacon, divide the dry fillers (bacon, broccoli, cheese) between the two pie crusts. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Beat the eggs and the cream until well blended, pour over filling.
- Add remaining bacon on the tops. This is so people will know what deliciousness they are getting into.
- Bake in 350° oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
I like to make quiche for people because they are healthy, hearty, and comforting. They can also be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, so they are bound to be useful. You can very easily make these vegetarian; just make sure you buy pie shells made with vegetable shortening, and omit the meat. Here are some fillings I like to do:
- spinach and feta (veggie)
- zucchini, tomatoes, and parmesan (veggie)
- asparagus and goat cheese (veggie)
- mushroom, ham, and mozzarella
If you are making these for someone, allow them to cool completely, double wrap in aluminum foil, and freeze. Re-heating directions are;
Defrost in refrigerator over night. Keep wrapped in foil and bake in 350° oven for 20-30 minutes or until centre is warm.
Just to clarify, this recipe makes two quiche. This is because pre-made pie shells come in boxes of 2 in the frozen section.
I know, I should learn how to make my own pastry. Trust me, it’s on the bucket list! Yes I have a cooking bucket list, and pie crust is right up there along with de-bone a duck Julia Child style.