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.