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How To Make Quiche - Cheese Quiche W/ Super Flaky Crust

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Learn how to make a basic recipe of quiche with all the tricks to make a perfect flaky crust. You will learn how to make Pate Brisee ( the french crust) and a basic onion flavor. By adding Bacon you will make quiche Lorraine, or mushrooms for a mushroom quiche.
For the p te brisee:
  Flour/Cake flour 125 Gram
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Unsalted butter 65 Gram, cold
  Cold water 4 Tablespoon
For the filling:
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Heavy cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Black pepper 1 Pinch
  Yellow onion 1 Medium
  Canola oil 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Gruyere cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded (Aged is the best option)
  Parmesan cheese 4 Tablespoon

1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. For the pate brisee: Mix the flour, salt and sugar together on a dry surface. Make a hole in between the mix and add the cold butter.
3. Using a scrapper, mix the cold butter together the dry mix.
4. Add a little bit of the cold butter and work together. Make sure the mix does not get warm else it will develop glutten.
5. Take little walnut size balls of the dough and push against the counter bits of dough away from you. This method is called fraisage. This helps to incorporate the butter into the dough. Do this to the entire dough.
6. Press downt the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
7. Roll out the dough after refrigerating. Use flour on the surface and then roll onto the springfoam pan. Fold the edges by pressing down.
8. Refrigerate the springfoam pan with the dough for an additional 30 minutes. Once done, add parchment paper and add beans over it to weigh it down.
9. Pop into the oven to bake for 15 minutes until a light golden color is achieved.
9. In a saute pan, add canola oil and add the onions to saute.
8. Add the butter and continue to saute until brown. Set aside.
9. In a bowl, add the milk, heavy cream, eggs, nutmeg and salt and whisk together.
10. Add the 3/4 of the Gruyere cheese and 3/4 of the onions mix and combine together.
11. Add remaining Gruyere cheese and onions onto the prepared springfoam.
12. Add the milk and heavy cream mix over this.
13. Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over it.
14. Reduce the temperature down to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 30-35 minutes.

15. Remove from the oven, slice, plate and serve.

Things You Will Need
removable bottom tart pan or spring form - 9 in

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Gruyere Cheese
Preparation Time: 
140 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
200 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3009 Calories from Fat 2101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 239 g367%

Saturated Fat 127.3 g636.7%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 1051.1 mg350.4%

Sodium 1974.2 mg82.3%

Total Carbohydrates 123 g41%

Dietary Fiber 5.5 g22%

Sugars 12.1 g

Protein 99 g197.3%

Vitamin A 137.1% Vitamin C 2.1%

Calcium 251.1% Iron 48.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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