Bacon, cheddar and cheese quiche

A frittata to make your heart beat fasta.

A quiche to suit your niche.

This quiche I tell you will satisfy all your cravings, solve all your problems and give you the answers to life’s greatest questions.*

  
*May not actually satisfy cravings or solve any of yours, or life’s problems.

Quiches are not a lot of work. No joke. Well, they’re a lot of work if you hate making your own pie crust, but then again you can always cut corners by buying your own pre-made crust (Don’t worry, I won’t tell). Once you’ve resolved the pastry issue you are, as I quote my matsh teacher, ‘home and dry’.

To me, quiches are that Saturday morning breakfast. You wake up at 7 am, throw this in the oven and let it bake for 45 minutes whilst you shower, pick today’s outfit and apply your make-up. (Ha, what a joke, in what world does all that take 45 minutes?) A quiche is the dish you serve your friends when they come over for brunch, and whilst they are all fawning over this heavenly dish, you will toss your hair effortlessly and say, “Well, it wasn’t much effort” while basking in their awe and admiration.

AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SAY THAT AND MEAN IT BECAUSE IT’S TRUE.

  
Because c’mon, who doesn’t enjoy having their ego fluffed once in a while? Brownie points (or should I say quiche points?) if you made the pie crust yourself, and I used this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. It’s awesome, trust me. Sally’s awesome too, she’s got a really cool blog, you should check out the rest of her website whilst your quiche is baking away happily in the oven.

  
Once you’ve got the pie crust sorted, you’re ready to rock and roll.

Ingredients

1 pie crust, homemade or store bought

2 rashers bacon

1 tbsp vegetable oil

8 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 cup chopped spinach 

1/2 cup grated cheedar cheese

1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese 

1/4 cup grated feta cheese 

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius 
  2. Grease a 10 inch pie dish and line with the pie crust. Blind bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes
  3. Whilst the pie crust is baking, heat the vegetable oil in a skillet on high heat and fry the bacon until crispy, about 4 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels and chop into small pieces
  4. In a large bowl, whish together the eggs, milk, parmesan cheese and thyme 
  5. Once the crust has finished baking, place the chopped spinach, cheddar, mozarella and feta inside the prepared crust and spread evenly. Top with chopped bacon 
  6. Pour the egg mixture over the spinach, cheeses and bacon and spread to make sure that it reaches all corners of the pie dish 
  7. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, or until the egg is set and the crust is a deep golden brown colour

 

Author: andreamakamba

Proudly Zimbabwean. Food lover. Book reader. Fact hoarder. Dream chaser

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