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Leaving winter… last weekend temperatures suddenly dropped below 0° C & some snow flakes filled the air: winter was back & stays w/ us this week. Nevertheless in a fortnight Easter is almost over & spring should easily push aside now the cold air.
I think it’s just the right moment for some delicious substantial quiche w/ the last winter vegetables. Brussels sprouts are on offer now & I roasted them to become the little stars of my quiche.
We start w/ roasting Brussels sprouts. Before we’ve to clean & trim the Brussels sprouts.
…& don’t forget to preheat the oven to 190° C w/ fan.
We mix the little balls w/ olive oil & salt & pepper, line a baking tray & distribute the little balls – off to the heat.
About half an hour later we’ll have roasted Brussels sprouts – crispy & soft at the same time.
…don’t forget to reduce the oven to 160° C w/ fan!
Let’s assemble the ingredients for the quiche…
We start w/ a ready-to-use yeast based quiche dough: we mix the flour w/ water & knead w/ an electric handheld mixer until soft. The dough will be flattened w/ out rolling pin until large enough to fill the bottom of the springform & its edge.
- a springform filled w/ quiche dough
- roasted Brussels sprouts
- Spring onions
- South Tyrolean bacon
- …& crème fraîche…
- The roasted Brussels sprouts cover the bottom of the quiche.
- The Gruyère is roughly grated.
- Bacon & spring onions are chopped & fried in olive oil.
- Crème fraîche is mixed w/ dried thyme & salt & pepper.
We mix the crème fraîche w/ the eggs, add bacon & onions & grated Gruyère… & pour the mess into the quiche!
About 45 min later we have a wonderful quiche at our hands…
Crispy & soft… w/ Brussels sprouts all over the bottom…
Gruyère & bacon cover the slightly bitter taste of the Brussels sprouts.
I admit: I like the crispy quiche edges – while my better half likes to discard them… meaning: more for me!
The businesswoman w/ too many office hours thinks
Another quiche… It’s the right quiche – warmed up in the microwave – when there are snow flakes outside… Even if the sky is blue & temperatures cross the freeze point… somewhat (like today!) this is really comforting!