Wednesday, February 23, 2011

oh doughn't be so difficult

I decided to make a quiche. Easy. Simple. Quick.
Lies. Lies. Lies.
Firstly, this shortcrust pastry was like a difficult relative. Someone you love and have history with but no matter how hard you try, they just aren't interested in getting along with you. In fact, the harder you try to make it work, the worse the outcome. {I'm suddenly feeling nostalgic for the Holidays haha}
I'll give you the recipe but be warned lovelies, I wouldn't go out of your way to try it. The filling is absolutely delish though and if you want to make it, just substitute the shortcrust pastry for some fabulous store bought puff pastry available in your frozen section {don't forget to blind bake that though}.

Rosemary Shortcrust Pastry
5 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of Rosemary finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon of salt
one egg yolk
1/2 cup of wholemeal flour
1 cup of all purpose flour
1-2 teaspoons of water

Preheat oven to 350.
Whip together room temperature butter and rosemary until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and whip until completely incorporated.  Then add remaining ingredients on slow until barely brought together. If you can make a fist with your dough batter, it can be bought together on a floury board.

If you can't, you'll need to adjust the amount of water you add. Add more flour if it's too wet, or more water if it's too dry. Either way, it shouldn't be sticky whatsoever.
Bring together on lightly floured board and then make a flat disk. Place in plastic wrap and allow to sit in your refrigerator for at least an hour until fully chilled.

Once chilled, roll out to fit your desired pie tin, line with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dry beans and cook for around 20 mins in 350 preheated oven until lightly browned.

Mushroom Goat Cheese Filling
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
3 Portobello mushrooms
handful of Crimini mushrooms
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 eggs slightly beaten
2/3 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
salt and pepper
5 oz of crumbled goat cheese
In a saucepan, heat olive oil and begin to saute onion until translucent. Add mushrooms and continue cooking until the flavors have been developed and they become tender. Add garlic and cook for another couple of minutes until it becomes aromatic. Take off of heat and allow to come to room temperature.
Whisk together all remaining ingredients bar goats cheese.
Layer mushrooms, onions and garlic on the bottom of the pastry and then pour egg custard over mushrooms.  Take goats cheese and crumble over the top of custard. Place in the 350 preheated oven for around 35 - 40 minutes until egg mixture has set.
I must admit, the aromas are pretty AH-mazing!

Hope your day was filled with something gorgeous, simple and delicious.

xo t


  1. i might have to try this. even if it is similar to the difficult relative. the ingredients make me drool. you could pretty much say goat cheese and I'm sold ... then rosemary, and mushrooms. i'm sold!

  2. I think you're amazing for making that quiche especially with homemade crust! Oh and it looks yummy too! :)

  3. My goodness does that look divine. I'm allergic to gluten so I have to skip the crust anyway:) Perhaps will use the filling recipe as a frittata, yum.

  4. Jeanette, I think it's time I posted another gluten free recipe! xoxox

  5. I can barely roll out dough, so you have my undying admiration.

  6. I'm absolutely going to try -- I tried a dish like this one over the summer and have been dreaming about it since. Not to mention, I love a challenge in the kitchen.

  7. just came across your blog! what a fabulous post :) i love it! that looks super yummy!

  8. You're killing me again Tash!!! Ahhhh, it's lunchtime over here and i'm starvin' marvin!

    I love quiche and I love a mushroom and goats cheese filling, but i've never tried the shortcrust with Rosemary! Hmmm the smells that come outta your kitchen must drive peeps nuts!

    Keep up the yummy stuff doll, i love how your blog has evolved!

    p.s i'm still looking into it - i'll let you know if i am coming across the oceans! x

  9. But worth the trouble because look how fab that is?? I know what you're saying tho, sometimes pastry can be a horrible B!
    I want to eat that right now!!

  10. I can't even handle how good this looks!!! I love all of your recipes, you should make a directory of recipes for breakfasts, lunchs, dinners,etc etc :)

  11. Oh my gosh, it looks wonderful! Even if you toiled over it, the results are amazing! I love how it looks with square edges..... a nice modern twist!

  12. oh, this looks so yummy. mushrooms and cheese are one of many of the great food pairings!

    p.s. thank you for the lovely comment! loving your blog as well...

  13. I will be making this! I think I had a foodgasm looking at your pics!


  14. I LOVE quiche! And I agree, it is nothing if not temperamental. Love the family relative comparison. This looks GREAT! I would have never thought to flavor the crust-you.are.a.genius.

  15. That filling sure does look amazing! I do love a good quiche. Sorry you had trouble with the crust, maybe I'll take your advice and try it with frozen puff pastry.

  16. Oh, dough is the bane of my existence. So are difficult mother's, I mean relatives. (Did I just type that out loud?) This looks amazing.


    November Grey

  17. oh i love quiche! but it looks so hard to make. that's pretty amazing that you took the challenge and made something that looks so beautiful! mmm...

    ps - i live in echo park, but i've blogged about places in los feliz, which may be why you thought i lived there. it's pretty close and my favorite cafe is the alcove, so i'm there a lot. yum!

  18. mmmmmm. this looks and sounds so good. also i forgot we were even talking about dough and started thinking about yeah.. that relative lol

  19. I must say, a rosemary crust sounds divine! I hate when your crust won't cooperate-there's nothing more frustrating!

  20. I love quiche and though the pastry sounds like a nightmare (isn't it always though) I am going to have to try this. It looks beyond magazine beautiful!

    xo Mary Jo



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