|Spinach and Bacon Quiche|
Spring has finally come to our part of New Jersey. With spring comes lots of spring clean-up. I have been working on my flower and vegetable gardens for the last 2 weeks. Today, I finally have most of the work behind me. I spent this morning putting seeds in the ground and tomorrow I will be planting my tomatoes and zucchini plants. In a short time, we will be enjoying the fruits of our labors. The best part!!But, today is friday and that means FFWD! This weeks recipe was Dories Spinach Bacon Quiche. Quiche, is usually a "go to" in my house. I make quiches for brunch, lunch or sometimes even dinner on a warm night with a nice salad. I have made quiches with crusts and without. Dories recipe called for her Tart Dough Crust. I've made it before and find it to be a delicious pastry. I did add an extra teaspoon of ice water to the food processor. I always find the tart dough in this book a little dry. When ready to use I rolled it out and had no problems. I did not bake it first...because I didn't read that part of the instructions. It came out wonderful, regardless of my failure to read through. I did make a few changes to the recipe. I chose to cut back on the spinach. My husband eats quiche but he is not fond of cooked spinach or onions. So…I added mushrooms to take the place of about half the spinach and I replaced the onions with green onions. I did not cook my spinach the way Dorie suggested. After I cooked the bacon, I sauteed my garlic and mushrooms together, when they were cooked through, I added the spinach and green onions to the pan to steam. I then sprinkled the bacon on the bottom of the pie crust and about half a cup of grated swiss cheese on top of that. At this point I added the sauteed veggies. I made the custard with 3 eggs and the 2/3 cup of heavy cream. Poured it over the veggies and sprinkled on the parmesan. Then to the oven to bake. It came out great! This recipe has now been added to my "Go To" file for quiche! My husband enjoyed it, too!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook "Around My French Table". You can buy it here, Around My French Table
|Making my tart dough|
|Rolled out and placed into tart pan|
|Tart dough, placed into tart pan….I took my rolling pin and rolled it over the |
edge of the pan to cut the dough evenly, "It's a Good Thing"
|Mushrooms and garlic ready for the fry pan|
|Tart waiting for the custard|
|Custard and cheese, ready for the oven|