Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Bacon Lovers Quiche




Bacon Lovers Quiche

Ingredients
Crust
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour...
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut in small pieces
2 to 3 Tablespoons ice-cold water

 Filling
8 strips lean bacon, cut into small pieces
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese

 Directions
Crust
Preheat oven to 375˚F/190C.
In a mixing bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter until coarse crumbs form; addwater, a little at a time, until dough holds together and forms a ball. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, rollout dough into a circle about 11 inches in diameter. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate or quiche pan. Trim edges, leaving a little overhang, about ¼-inch all around the edge. Prick dough with a fork. Line with foil and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake quiche crust for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Remove the dried beans or weights and foil saving the beans for another time.
Filling
In a skillet on the stovetop, fry the bacon until nice and crispy.
Use a slotted spoon and put the cooked bacon bits onto a dish lined with paper towels to absorb any fat. Crumble the bacon bits over the baked crust.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, thyme, and pepper.
Pour into the baked crust.
Top with the shredded cheddar cheeses.
Bake 45 minutes or until center is set.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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