Sunday, November 2, 2014

Mushroom and Potato Quiche

There's not much to accomplish on a Sunday, especially if you're having a lack of sleep due to the previous day's matters. Having the mood for something light yet satiating, I ransacked the fridge for the leftover items and the ingredients that were recently purchased to bake... quiche!

If you're unaware of its humble roots, a quick search with Wikipedia would reveal that even though it's a typical French dish, it originated from Alsace-Lorraine, and means "cake" in the German language.

Mushroom and Potato Quiche



Pastry Crust
2 bowls of flour, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup water

Directions: Preheat oven to 200C and oil a suitable baking dish.

In a bowl, mix flour, salt and butter until it forms into a dry-like consistency.



Slowly add the water and continue mixing the batter by hand, adding more water or more flour whenever necessary.



Once the dough has been formed, knead it on a clean working space and incorporate the excess flour.



Roll it into an inch thick in width.

Turn the pre-oiled baking dish upside down and use the base to measure the actual width of the required crust, trimming away any excess piece.

Carefully lay the dough into the aforementioned dish. Stab it with a fork, creating an escape route for the air and heat while blind baking.





Blind bake at 250C for 10 - 15 minutes.

Filling



2 eggs, beaten
4 Tbsp chopped cooked pumpkin
6 medium-sized Swiss button mushroom


Mushrooms

310g spinach, washed and chopped
1 tofu, cut into cubes and mashed
2 small-sized chopped cooked sweet potatoes


Tofu and sweet potatoes

1 medium-sized carrot, grated or sliced

The one I used is the purple carrot, but feel free to substitute it with the orange type.

1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp pepper

Directions: In a pot of boiling water, blanch the spinach for 5 minutes or until soft.



Strain the water and lay the cooked spinach on a separate plate to cool.



In another bowl, pour the eggs in.



Mix milk, salt, nutmeg and pepper together and leave aside.





Chop the spinach into fine pieces.

Arrange the pumpkin and sweet potato around the baked crust.



Followed by the spinach...



Succeeded by the tofu...



Before being joined by the mushroom...



And last but not least, the egg mixture...



Bake at 180C for 30 to 40 minutes or until a stick inserted comes out clean.







Cool for 5 - 10 minutes and use a knife to cut around the side to loosen the quiche before transferring into a serving plate.



8 comments:

  1. Impressive, sweetie! I love quiche, but usually get mine from Delifrance.

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    1. Thank you, Shirley. =) However, after this attempt, I think I shall get it from The Loaf (or other bakeries, depending on the time and place when the craving strikes me).

      I'm afraid there are not many Delifrance branches left in the place where I'm living in. The ones I know have already closed down and replaced by other eateries. =(

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  2. Lovely and looks delicious too. As far as I m concerned, I ll never bake something that requires so many ingredients to sort out.hahahha. Probably when I have become a retiree.

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    1. Thanks, Yee Ling, but it wasn't as tasty as it looked. The filling was rather runny - no thanks to the excess moisture from the cooked spinach. =/ I'm sticking to buying quiche from the bakeries instead of baking it from scratch; too much work, haha! xD

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  3. Awesome! Nothing beats own-made. Yours sure looks very good.

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    1. Thanks, suituapui. I know right, especially that taste of home the bakeries can't recreate in the pastry. But it didn't taste delicious. =( I didn't add enough salt and the cooked spinach spoilt the entire dish. =/

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  4. love how you've provided step-by-step pictorial instructions for the recipe. i do like quiches when they're fresh, fluffy and warm, and i like how yours is so thick and loaded with ingredients :)

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    1. Well, baking quiche has its complexities hence the step-by-step instructions, Sean. One wrong move would spoil the entire dish, which was what had happened after I added too much water. =(

      Ah, well, it was too thick until the pastry wasn't perfectly cooked, lol.

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