Quiche Lorraine

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A big hello to everyone and an even bigger apology for being absent for so long. Sofia and I got caught up with so much of workload in regards to internship, job, summer vacations etc. that none of us got time to keep sundaybarfi.com updated. However we kept baking and made sure that pictures are taken and recipes are noted down.
We became thoughtful and wanted to come up with something classic this time and not sweet for a change. I mean baking is not necessarily related to sweet delights only. All sorts of dishes can be baked.
A few days ago I went to the cinema and watched “The Hundred Foot Journey”. A very sweet and cute movie for those who are interested in niche films. The most adorable part is the culinary aspect between the French and Indian cuisine and it got me so in the mood of French cooking.
I called Sofia after I had seen the movie and told her about the experience I had and the thoughts that came to my mind. The very next day she had picked “Quiche Lorraine” for a new challenge. I was in doubt first but my gut told me to simply trust her. Another day later she send me a marvelous picture of a French delight she had made. I was extremely overwhelmed but at the same time annoyed about the fact that I was sitting in Frankfurt and Sofia’s hot new dish one and half hour away in my hometown. Therefore, I was not lucky enough to try it. As soon as Friday’s work was over I took the next train home and had informed Sofia prior to make some Quiche again so I could try it once.
The most amazing thing about this recipe is that it is so super quick to make and tastes absolutely fantastic! So as we have already kept you waiting for so many days, I will make it brief and get to the recipe straight.

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Equipment: Muffin Tray

Quantity: 12 Quiche

Baking Time: 25 minutes on 175°C (fan oven)

Ingredients:
2 packets of puff pastry (each weighs 275g)
150g Bacon (diced)
200g Gouda Cheese (shredded)
100g Mushrooms (sliced)
1 Egg
175g Cream
100g sour cream

Salt, Pepper, Paprika Powder and Chilly according to taste (we gave the Quiche a spicy touch by adding Chilly, which is actually not part of the classic recipe)

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Bacon and Mushrooms can be replaced by any other vegetables such as Broccoli, Salmon, Paprika or Pineapple and also the Gouda cheese can be switched with any other cheese that you like. Let your imagination run free!

Procedure:
1. Roll out the puff pastry and cut out circles of 10cm diameter (use a simple bowl). One puff pastry usually makes 6 circles.
2. Now place the puff pastry circles in a buttered muffin tray.
3. Mix the egg, sour cream, cream and the spices in a bowl.
4. Fill the puff pastries with the raw bacon and mushrooms and top it up with 2-3 Tbsp. of the mixture.
5. Cover each muffin with gouda cheese and put the muffin tray into the oven.

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We topped the baked Quiche with a few leaves of rocket salad just to give it a nice green touch. This again depends entirely on your taste. The Quiche is ready now to enjoy! Bon Appétit!

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