Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bacon Quiche

I am as shocked as you are, but yes, I made a quiche. It was my first time making this classy number and I was nervous as it was, so of course, I had to drag it down to my level and use a frozen pie crust (maybe my next big hurdle will be making pie crust from scratch, but let's not get carried away). If you're like me and have never made a pie in your life, the pie crusts were in the frozen desserts section and I baked off the crust before adding the filling (which were eggs, almost-fully-cooked bacon, heavy cream, milk and Mexican shredded cheese - I'm really taking liberties here).

Here it is about to go into the oven. Tip: make sure to use a tray as I cannot imagine the horror of egg mixture spilling in the oven.

While I waited, I drank a blueberry/banana smoothie. Then, I got distracted by Eraser's boisterous Bronx Zoo scene and didn't hear the timer go off.

Luckily, I did not miss the mark much in terms of baking time. I was a wee bit alarmed when I pulled it out of the oven as it looked puffed up.

But, after it sat for about 15 minutes, it deflated some and was ready to eat. Getting a piece of quiche onto a plate is like trying to listen to Ray LaMontagne without needing a drink. But, I persevered and now have the slice shot as proof of my cooking achievement.

Now, I'm off to watch Lust, Caution. Happy weekend!


Leslie said...

I LOVE quiche.

Marie said...

Isn't quiche just grand? I love it, too.