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Monday, May 14, 2012

First Quiche of My Life



Yep!  

This is a picture of a quiche!
  First quiche I made in 65 years!
  And it was quite an experience. 

First of all I didn't make the crust.  You need to understand that I don't cook.  I don't enjoy it.  I usually have a glass of wine in my hand when I cook to reward myself for doing this.  If someone commercially can make product that is pretty good, why should I spend my precious moments, minutes, hours making it.  So the dough was made by Harris Teeter.  I unwrapped the dough that was already the shape of a pie pan (I didn't even have to roll it out) and I baked it.


Then I followed a simple cheese quiche recipe: eggs, cheese, onions, green peppers, Canadian Bacon, etc. etc. etc.  Easy.  Nothing special. I put in the oven to cook for 30 minutes (per the instructions)!

That's when things started to fall apart!
  • I checked it at 30 minutes.  It didn't look done. No big deal.
  • I cooked 10 more minutes.  I checked it.  Still look raw in the middle.  hmm....
  • I cooked it an additional 10 more minutes cause who wants to eat raw egg.  It still didn't look done. Crap! (What is the disease you get from eating raw egg???)
  • I gave it 5 more minutes (a total of 55 minutes), then took it out to cool.  It looked like this.  It looked done.
  • BUT, I let is sit for another 5 minutes to let the heat completely set the center - cause I wasn't sure it was really done.

That was a total of 60 minutes!  The instructions said 30.

But it looked pretty - and since I am not doing this ever again (because the stress of possibly eating raw egg is too much for me!!!), I took these pictures.  Proof that I did it once, or whatever.

Oh ... and it tasted pretty good, but to tell the truth, I have had commercially made quiches that taste just as good or better .... so my first quiche is my last one.

I'll leave this up to the professionals!

:-)

The wine I was drinking was pretty good ... but professionals did that as well.

8 comments:

  1. You are making me smile at seven in the morning . . . Enjoyed the dome perfected quiche . . . and the mention of wine to aid this "first/one time project!"

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  2. I use commercial pie crust as well....you wouldn't want to see mine. Quiche..never did cotton to the stuff but it sure looks pretty and I think I could probably adjust the recipe to fit my requirements. Good job.

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  3. I enjoy cooking and cook often. I do use pre-made crusts (like Pillsbury) when making pie or quiche. Crustless quiches are also good. A good test for doneness is to insert a knife in the center, if it comes out clean it is done:-)

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  4. Your article held my attention to the very end! Good piece of writing.
    And I've never made--nor eaten--a quiche in my life.
    Maybe I've missed something good?

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  5. I've never made one but yours certainly looks perfect!!

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  6. I've never made quiche but have always wanted to try. Maybe in a few years... LOL ;)

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  7. I thought it tasted great even as a left over. As a regular visitor I am disappointed! Guess I may just need to add it as a possibility for my contribution.

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