Good Morning!

Last Week I made a Quiche, In hopes that It would taste like the spinach quiche I had at Bonbonerie at the beginning of the month!  I took my mom there for lunch and we both had awesome meals and I have been DREAMING of this quiche ever since!  I tried to get the recipe- but no response back 😦

So I attempted to make my own version!

I usually make CrustLESS quiche, but I thought I could attempt to make my own.  Whole wheat of course.  I pulled out my Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat flour and went to town!  So first I will tell you about this crust…

Homemade Whole Wheat Pie Crust  (adapted from HeavenlyHomemakers)  

  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 5 Tablespoons cold water

Place flour, salt and shortening in food processor.  Blend until shortening is cut throughout the flour and the mixture resembles crumbs.

Add in the water slowly until a ball starts to form.

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Roll the dough out onto a well floured surface.  This is the point in time when I realized I DIDNT have a roller!  HMMM, what should I do? I looked at a few soup cans, and then I spotted a wine bottle, of course that would work!

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Perfect!  Sometimes you just have to use what you have!

Roll the dough out and fold it in half two times until it looks like this.

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Then place the dough in your pie dish with the folded corner in the center.

This was the only “pie dish” I had.

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Unfold the dough and shape it to the dish, and make the edges pretty.

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Ok I know this is NOT pretty! But I tried.  This was the first time I have ever made pie crust, give me a break 🙂  Poke the crust with a fork a few times to keep it from poofing up in the oven.  Mine still poofed a little bit.

This is what it should or could look like!

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Hey, it’s the taste that counts right??

Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Now for the Quiche- with a crust.

Spinach and Asiago Quiche : By Sara

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Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs 
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • S&P to taste
  • 1 package spinach
  • Shredded Asiago Cheese

Directions:

  • Start by cooking the spinach on the stove.  Season however you like.  Then DRAIN the spinach.
  • Beat 4 eggs with almond milk, and s&p in a separate bowl.
  • Add cooked spinach to egg mixture.
  • Place 1/3 cup Asiago cheese into egg and spinach mixture and blend well.
  • Pour batter into the whole wheat pie crust
  • Top with more Asiago cheese

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Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until eggs are set.

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I used a lot of cheese in this dish 🙂  Next time I think I might add some Parmesan too!

So, it didn’t QUITE taste like Bonbonerie’s quiche but it was still good!

This was my first time using Asiago cheese in a dish too, and I loved the flavor! Give it a whirl yourself and let me know how yours turns out!

What is your favorite kind of cheese?

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