Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Bacon & Spinach Quiche (Pastry recipe from Kitchenaid Mixer Cookbook)
Thinking of baking quiche, I always choose the shortcrust pastry dough recipe from my Le Cordon Bleu Book but this time I just realized that I got "Kitchenaid Mixer Cook Book" which also has the recipe for shortcrust pastry for quiche base. The different from my favorite recipe is it only need to bake the crust one time with the filling that means it will safe a lot of time and trouble especially if you do not have enough time for baking. This recipe is another choice for you to give it a try.
For the result, the crust is crispy and nice but it's not a flaky crust type which I like. Le Cordon Bleu's shortcrust recipe's still the best for me. But if I do not have much time, this recipe will be my choice.
for 9 inches quiche pan or pie dish
All purpose flour 225 g.
Pinch of salt
Unsalted butter 50 g.
Lard 20 g. (I substituted this with butter)
Iced water 120 ml.
1. Sift flour and salt into the mixer bowl. Cut the butter into cubes and add to the flour.
2. Using the flat beater on Speed 2 until well blended. And add enough iced water to make a smooth dough.
3. Shape into the ball and wrap in cling film. Chill in the refridgerator for 30 mins.
4. Roll out the dough thinly and line on quiche pan or pie dish. Add in cooked bacon & spinach then pour the filling* over. Sprinkle with cheese as you prefer.
5. Bake in preheat oven 190C for 40-45 mins
*Quiche filling, please see my previous post http://thesweetmaison.blogspot.com/2011/11/smoked-sausage-champignon-mushrooms.html