Wednesday, August 22, 2012
430 ml (1 3/4 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour
2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) baking powder
125 ml (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cubed
90 ml (6 tablespoons) ice water
225 g (1/2 lb) bacon slices, about 1/2 cm (1/4 inch) thick, cut into pieces
1 large onion, thinly sliced
500 ml (2 cups) heavy cream
375 ml (1 1/2 cups) grated Gruyere cheese
Salt and pepper
1. In a food processor, combine the flour and baking powder. Add the butter and pulse for a few seconds at a time, until the butter is the size of peas. Add the water and egg and pulse again until the dough just begins to form. Add ice water, if necessary. Remove the dough from the food processor and form a disc with your hands.
2. On a floured work surface, roll out the dough. Line a 25-cm (10-inch) quiche plate. Fold the excess dough inward, pressing the edges to double the sides. With a fork, prick the bottom of the crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze for 15 minutes.
3. With the rack in the lowest position, preheat the oven to 190 ° C (375 °F).
1. Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown the bacon. Add the onion and cook until soft. Drain the cooking fat. Let cool.
2. In a bowl, combine the cream and eggs with a whisk, until smooth. Stir in the bacon mixture and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Pour into the crust and bake for about 45 minutes or until the quiche is lightly browned. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
Preparation time: 40 min
Cooking time: 1 h
Waiting: 30 min
Output: 6 to 8 servings
via: Ricardo Cuisine