Fantastic Bake ~ Along – Quiche LorraineΒ 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks for joining me today for a fantastic Bake~Along! 

Tracy from It’s a T-Sweets Day hosts this fun event full of deliciousness once a month. If you love cooking and baking you should hop over to her blog and let her know that you would like to join us next month. πŸ˜€

Here’s her invite 

This month we baked a Quiche Lorraine  – with pastry from scratch! The recipe came from Emma @ Emma Crafts Design πŸ€— 

Here it is…

Preheat your oven to 180Β°C (360Β°F).
You will need for the pastry – for the bakers among you without a kitchen scale I added the cup measurements in parentheses.  

75 g (5-1/2 Tbsp.) butter or margarine

150 g (1-1/3 cup) plain flour

50 ml water (1/3 cup)

salt for seasoning

Mix all your ingredients together until well combined. Roll your pastry out and place in a pie baking dish- I don’t have one….yet! ….so I used a springform. I rolled my pastry on a sheet of baking paper and used it to line the tin, it makes it easier to clean! πŸ˜‰ Roll it on the paper to approximate size, set it into the form/dish, use your fingers to spread it to the edge. Lift out, trim the paper down, set it back in the dish, and pick the bottom of the pastry with a fork to prevent it from raising once in the oven.

You will need for the filling:

150-200 g of bacon bits  (6 – 8 oz.)

 β€’ 4 eggs

 β€’ 100 g (1/3 + 1/4 cup) of thickened cream

 β€’ 50 ml milk (1/3 cup )

 β€’ block cheese (you can use gruyere or Swiss cheese too)

 β€’ salt and pepper for seasoning

Cook your bacon bits in a pan for 3-5 minutes, then lay them evenly on your pastry. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, cream and milk together, adding salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixture over the bacon bits, straight on top of your pastry. Grate about 50 g of your block cheese on top of your quiche.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

And here it is… 😊

Of course there was a heart-stopping moment 😜 I poured the filling mix into the dish, on top of the bacon, turn around to walk it to the oven….and what do I see? 😳 Yep – the sour cream, perched on top of the scale, smirking at me…

Oh boy….what to do? I went and poured the filling back into the mixing bowl….it did get a bit messy 😬 added the sour cream, whipped and poured everything again. I’m happy to report that everything after that went according to plan. 😎

My Quiche was a bit on the thin side. I’m not sure if it was the ‘pouring back and forth’ or if I didn’t whip the egg mixture long enough. Or maybe my pan was to big (11″). Either way – all this shall be corrected next time. πŸ˜ƒ

It was still delicious 😍 Hubby and I took it on the patio – pretending we’re sitting in the courtyard of a nice restaurant in Nancy, enjoying the French Countryside. πŸ’œ

I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe! πŸ€— Will you join us next month? 

This made me hungry again πŸ˜„ I’m gonna go now and have the leftover piece….maybe with pineapple?! 

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new ‘New ~ Stitch ~ Sunday’ πŸ€“ Hope to see you there! 

Until then πŸ’•

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy @ It's a T-Sweets Day!
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 18:38:08

    Yum yum yum Tina!!! I had to smile with your sour cream face on the scale:). You are so funny! I agree with wanting to sit on a patio with a loved one and eating this delicious quiche. It feels so refined:). I had to double mine to make it thick enough that increased the cooking time, but it still worked. I so enjoyed cooking with you this month and look forward to next month’s baking adventure ❀️❀️

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 19:37:09

      Haha….I’m glad you enjoyed little ‘Smirky’ πŸ˜‚
      We did feel quite fancy wining and dining on the patio 😎
      I loved cooking with everyone πŸ€— and am looking forward to next month!
      Doubling the filling is a great idea….thanks for the tip! 😍

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  2. Tami
    Jul 16, 2017 @ 10:16:55

    What a lovely al fresco dining experience!! πŸ˜€ I felt so sad that I couldn’t participate this month – my oven is on the fritz! 😦 I’ve had more than a few ooops moments myself in the kitchen so I know exactly how little “Smirky” feels!! I can’t wait to join in next month!!! πŸ˜€

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Jul 16, 2017 @ 13:07:32

      We felt quite fancy wining and dining on the patio…my pinky kept trying to stick out πŸ˜‚
      I’m sorry to hear about your oven πŸ˜• I hope the problem can be fixed easily!
      I’m glad you’ll be joining in again next month πŸ€—. I am looking forward to next month’s baking…here’s to no ‘Smirkies’ anywhere near the kitchen πŸ₯‚ Cheers ! πŸ€— ~ Tina xoxo

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  3. Emma
    Jul 17, 2017 @ 21:30:56

    I’m so glad you joined Tina! I laughed at the smirking sour cream πŸ˜‚ I’m glad it didn’t manage to ruin the day!

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Jul 18, 2017 @ 03:57:42

      I’m so happy to be a part of this fun and lovely group πŸ’• …and the delicious food is an awesome bonus πŸ€—
      I’m glad you enjoyed Smirky πŸ˜‚ Nah…he didn’t ruin the day 😊I gave it my best ‘Mom Look’ and then a good whipping 🀣

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