Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mushroom Quiche

Now I see why people use frozen pie-crust to make quiche.
Its a lot of work to make the crust from scratch, especially when you "blind bake" (pre-bake) the crust. But there is nothing better than a real butter crust, and for that reason alone I do the extra work. I have had an inkling for mushroom quiche for quite some time, and this one turn out wonderfully.


1 recipe pie dough
(or you can get ready-made from the Bakery shop)
2 tbspn Olive Oil
2 medium shallots - thinly sliced
Assorted mushroom - Portabello, Button, Oyster
(or any kind of mushrooms of your choice)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup milk
1/c cup heavy cream
3 large eggs
Pinch of Nutmeg
1 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese - grated
Make pie dough and roll into 12 inc circle that fit into a 10x 1 1/2 inc round tart pan, pressing dough into corners. Transfer to freezer to chill for 30 mins.

Pre-heat oven to 350deg. Line pastry with parchment paper or alluminium foil, pressing into the corners and edges. Fill at least tw0-thirds with dried beans, or rice. Bake for 15 mis, remove from oven and let cool for few minutes. Carefully remove the parchment paper and weights. Poke the bottom of the pie pan with a fork and return to oven and bake for another 5-10 mins or until lightly golden. Transfer to wire rack to cool while making filling.

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add shallots and cook until translucent but not brown. Add mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently until mushrooms first release their liquid and then liquid evaporates and mushrooms are dark golden brown.

Place tart pan on a baking sheet to catch any run-off there might be (especially if you are using a pan with a removal bottom) Sprinkle half the cheese evenly over the bottom of the crust. Spread the mushrooms over the cheese and top with remaining cheese. In separate bowl, whisk together milk, cream and eggs. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Pour over cheese. Transfer to oven and bake until just set in the centre - 30 mins. Cool on wire rack before slicing



'adilah said...


mummy-who-cooks said...

alaaa dila... kalau dekat dengan rumah m/lang, boleh m/lang hantar... lain kali kalau m/lang bake anything over the w/end, m/lang hantar sikit kat rumah dila ye...