I first got to know this "Quiche" from my friend Wendy's Blog and I never tried this before. Quiche (pronounce as "keesh") is an open savoury tart with the fillings made from eggs, milk, cheese, meat (bacon) or vegetables (spinach, tomatoes)..etc, just add in any ingredients of your liking.
1 ready made 8" pie/tart crust (deep dish shell)
180g all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
80g cold butter, cut to pieces
40g margarine, cut into pieces
3~4 tbsp iced water
5 slices bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 chopped green onion
2tsp olive oil
2 egg whites
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup low fat milk
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
some salt to taste
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup grated cheese (your preferred cheese)
Prepare the Crust/Tart:
1. Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
2. Rub in the butter and margarine until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
3. Stir in just enough water to combine (if the dough are already wet enough, then omit the water)
4. Shape it into a ball, wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for about 20mins.
5. After 20mins emoved the chilled dough from fridge, let it soften slightly at room temperature.
6. Roll the dough into a 3mm thick piece, it has to be 50mm larger round than tart pan.
7. Transfer to a 8" tart pan and trim.
8. Prick the face all over with the fork.
9. You may decorate the edge with the fork or fingers (up to your creativity)
10. Cover crust with aluminum foil and freeze for 1 hour before use.
Fillings for Quiche:
1. Preheat the oven at 425F/218C (the temperature are depend to the oven brand we use, i bake at 200C)
2. Fried the bacon slices until crspy in the non-stick pan without oil - crumble and set aside.
3. Saute the onion with olive oil until fragrant, stir in the crumbled bacon and green onion. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Whisk together the eggs and egg whites together. Then add in evaporated milk, low fat milk, cornstarch, black pepper, salt, nutmeg. Whisk till well combine.
5. Mix grated cheese into cooled onion bacon mixture, then spoon the mixture into the crust.
6. Slowly pour the egg mixture in even layers.
7. Bake on the lower rack in preheated oven for 30~40 minutes or until the filling is set (it took me only 30mins to bake it)
8. Served warm.
Make sure all the cheese are cover by the milk mixture to avoid the brownish/burnt top when baking. Mix the grated cheese with bacon onion before pour the milk mixture on top of it and not sprinkle the grated cheese after we pour in the milk mixture.