Leek and Bacon Quiche

I always thought that preparing a quiche is kind of complicated and requires a lot of work and skills. I decided to give it a chance and believe me, it’s really easy! It requires some time to cool the dough or bake it but you can chill meanwhile and the work you need to be involved in is only 20 minutes.

Another thing is that I struggled to find a good quality bakeware. And then I came across WhisQ India. You can get their products in Foodhall, Home Town and Big Bazaar or order them from Amazon. I got a set of six 2 inch tartelette tins. They don’t even require buttering before covering with the dough. Pastry gets easily out without sticking to the mold. If you like baking that’s definitely something you should have in your kitchen.

To prepare the dough I used Jamie Oliver’s recipe.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

150 g plain flour

75 g butter (if unsalted then add a pinch of salt)

60 ml cold water

1 small leek

200 g bacon

2 eggs

100 ml milk

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper

Sift the flour into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Gradually add water, continuously mixing until it comes together to form a rough dough (add a splash more water if needed). Bring it together with your hands, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. On a flour-dusted surface, roll out the rested dough to roughly ½cm thick. Gently press the pastry into the tart tin, moulding it to the tin as you go (don’t worry if it breaks – patch up any holes with spare pastry). Bake for around 20 minutes, until golden.

Slice the bacon, then add to a frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry for 5 minutes, or until golden, turning occasionally. Add sliced leek and keep frying for the next 3 minutes. Stir on thyme and turn off the heat. Strain fried bacon and leeks to get rid of an excess fat. Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk in the milk, cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add chilled bacon and leeks.

Pour in the cream mixture in tins. Place the quiche in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until just set. Leave to cool slightly. Tastes great with a green salad. Enjoy!

 

 

To get to know more about WhisQ India’s first homegrown bakeware brand and to buy their products, check out WhisQ’s Instagram and their Facebook fanpage.

 

Follow me on:

Instagram: one90six

Zomato: one90six

 

1 Comment

  • depend August 18, 2017 at 12:24 am

    What’s up, everything is going perfectⅼy here and
    ofcourse everу one is sharing facts, that’s truly good, keep up writing.

    Reply

Leave a Comment