Even as a student you would often find a quiche in my shopping basket. It is perfect for lunch or dinner and if you are wandering down the aisles of Sainsburys you can find a quiche with any kind of filling. Quiche isn’t such a big thing over here. You can find it – all you have to do is go to a nice cafe and you can pick up a slice of quiche lorraine.You can also find it in some supermarkets but I have yet to find it in a local supermarket of mine. After living in Berlin for a while I started to miss quiche and decided to make my own. The flaw in the plan is that you cannot find shortcrust pastry here in Germany. You can find ‘blätterteig’ which is basically a sheet of puff pastry but shortcrust pastry is a nightmare to find. The first time I made quiche in Germany I used ‘blatterteig’ and it worked. It kind of gave the quiche a little twist but you have to be careful to not add too much of the mixture in the pie dish as it will create a mess once it is in the oven and starts to rise! So if you have the chance, do what I do and stock up on some shortcrust pastry mix and if not, go ahead and use the ‘blätterteig’. Either way, you will not be disappointed.
1 onion (finely chopped)
6 rashes of bacon (chopped) or diced bacon
4 large eggs
200ml double cream
1 packet short crust pastry mix, ready rolled or ‘blatterteig’.
grated mature cheese
- preheat the oven to gas mark 5/ 190 degrees celsius
- Heat olive oil in a frying pan and add the bacon and onion.
- Grease a quiche/ pie dish with butter and line with the pastry.
- Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Then add the milk and cream and mix well.
- At the bottom of the pie dish sprinkle some cheese and then add the chopped tomatoes.
- Then add the bacon and onions from the pan to the pie dish.
- Pour the cream mixture on top.
- Add another layer of grated cheese and sprinkle with the parmesan.
- Place in the oven for 25-30 mins.
- Leave to cool for 20 mins and then serve warm or leave to cool for 20 mins and then place in the fridge to allow to cool completely.
Serve with a salad.