Sunday, September 5, 2010

After the daring sweet punches I'd really been waiting for a savoury one and here's Ria with a simple and fool proof recipe of quiche! The easy availability of ingredients tempted me to lay the hands on them without much delay.

Since I do not own a pie/quiche pan I baked them in my cute little tart pans! :)

Well, these cuties are definitely not a good choice for weight watchers like me and I was contented to see my son devouring them, heartily :)
I made another batch for my daughter and her friends who turned up for the weekend who loved them, absolutely!

Golden Onion Quiche



For the pastry:

Maida - 200 g
Butter ( frozen)-100 g (preferably unsalted)
Baking powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
Beaten egg-1
Ice cold water- as required (which will be a few drops)

  • Sieve maida, salt and baking powder together. Grate in the butter and mix with the flour with your fingertips till it resembles coarse sand.
  • Add in the beaten egg and water and gather it onto a soft dough.
  • Roll it out on a lightly floured surface and lift it up carefully. Line the tin that you will be baking it in. If it breaks up you need to do a patch work, big deal! It wouldn't be seen outside! ;)
  • Which ever tin you are using, make sure the dough comes a little way up the sides, so that it can hold the filling in.


Boiled and shredded chicken- 1/2 cup( you can substitute paneer or other veggies of your choice)- I used 250 gms of finely cut button mushrooms.
Onions- 250 g chopped (I used 4 large, chopped fine)
Milk-1 cup( I used 1/2 cup)
Cheese- 100 g (cheddar works fine)
Beaten eggs-3 (I used only one)
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil- as needed

  • Heat oil and slightly fry the mushrooms. After the water has oozed out add in the onions and fry till caramelised.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Add milk, cheese, beaten eggs, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Pour into the pastry case and bake for 25 mins or till golden brown.
  • Let it cool in the tin completely. Serve it in wedges (I served them as such as mini quiches).

My Notes

  • I was happy to have I baked perfect mini quiches, 25 in all following the recipe for the first time. The baking time was 15 minutes with temperature set to 200 deg c.
  • The base-I avoided chilled water as the pastry dough was moist after kneading with the butter.I am still not sure whether the base requires a pre baking part as the top of the filling was a bit over browned, while the shells remained 'just cooked'.
  • The filling-Since my husband and son dislike eggs I used only one instead of three in the original recipe for the filling.
  • Again, I made the egg-milk-cheese mixture separately and poured it over the crust which was layered with the onion- mushroom mixture first (and used only 1/2 cup milk instead of 1) like my sis did :)

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