I also wanted to try my hand at making a quiche for this week’s cooking group… I know, I know, I’ve never made a quiche -- crazy, no?? On a different occasion, I would have gone with Rachel’s grown-up recipe and thrown in asparagus and goat cheese and all sorts of yummy goodies, but half our dinner party consisted of four mildly picky kiddos (+ my girlies have never had quiche) So I thought it would be best if I eased into things and went with a classic bacon and cheese quiche, with heavy cream.
Seriously I was making a heart attack in a pie dish.
The actual assembly was easy, things went smoothly, and Audrey even got into the action. So far, so good. But then I cooked it for the prescribed 45 minutes, let it cool, and it was completely raw in the middle – pure liquid. So another mimosa, a little swearing and back it went into the over for another 15 minutes. Yep, you guessed it, still raw. I was perplexed, frustrated and swearing profusely (don’t worry the girlies were all in the other room, well out of earshot, playing dress up.) Back in the oven for another 20 minutes, and it was finally done, but I was feeling like a massive failure – I mean seriously how hard is it to make a quiche??
I’m still not quite sure what went wrong, but I wouldn’t recommend the recipe I used, as I think there must’ve been something wrong with the ratios (or at least I’m telling myself that so I’ll feel better about the whole enterprise.) So I’m not even going to include it and instead suggest that you go with Rachel’s, as she’s an aficionado of the quiche.
The good news is that despite all the cooking challenges, the quiche was rockin (thus the "magic" in the title, but really how can you go wrong with eggs, heavy cream, loads of cheese and bacon in a pie crust…) The girls loved it, and Millie spent the rest of the weekend requesting leftover quiche for every meal, which was pretty freakin cute if I do say so myself.
Can’t wait to check out all the things you guys whipped up this week!