things i have learned from making quiche:
1. make sure your pie plate fits the ready-made pie crust you bought from the grocery store
2. onions can actually make you “cry”
3. make sure you don’t put too much milk/egg mixture in your pie crust, unless you are looking forward to cleaning your oven the next day
4. what exactly a sauce pan is
sigh. (is it just me, or is that how i start out most of my posts?!)
alright, so i worked until 10 last night, which is why monday meals is on tuesday this week. i started pretty late tonight, and as of 10pm, the quiche is still baking! (i started an hour and a half ago!)
i actually followed a recipe this week, which is linked below. pretty easy instructions, pretty simple ingredients. broccoli, cheese, milk, onion, garlic, butter and eggs. simple enough no?
so i basically grabbed a sauce pan (for those of you that don’t know- a sauce pan is kind of like a frying pan, but wil higher edges. i did not know that before!), and put butter, onions and garlic in it. pretty soon, the kitchen smelled great. next went the broccoli. still smelling good!
next i put the store-bought pie crust into the only empty pie plate i could find; my usual was already in use with cheesecake from the weekend! it was clear that the pie crust was too big for the plate. so i just pushed it in. problem solved. after the broccoli mixture had cooked a bit i poured it into the pie crust. next i mixed eggs, and milk together with a whisk (who knew i would use it so much eh Lyndsay?!). my next step is where all my problems started.
so when i pushed in the pie crust to fit the pie plate it didn’t really occur to me that i would probably need to adjust the amount of egg mixture going in. i emptied the whole mixture into the pie crust, and immediately there was a flood! egg was friggen everywhere. i went through like half a paper towel roll, no exaggeration. i tried to drain stuff out, but didn’t want to lose any cheese!
so when i thought i had it under control, i picked it up and put it in the oven. 5 minutes later i went to check to see what it was doing… egg flood all over the bottom of the oven. like all over the oven. did i take it out? nope. i just left it to bake. 🙂
so 30 minutes later, it’s clearly still not ready (directions said to cook for 30 minutes or until centre is set). so i left it for another 5, then another 5, then another….you get where i’m going here. the pie crust was brown, but the middle was still a little watery! tip for those thinking they will attempt it in the future- maybe don’t use skim milk?! also, make sure you don’t over fill your pie crust! the stupid thing baked for about an hour, before i had to take it out so the crust wouldn’t burn. as of right now i still haven’t eaten anything- its cooling. it’s also 10:14pm. what did matt have for dinner you ask? cinnamon toast crunch. he’s also already in bed.
personally it still smells super good, so i am still excited to eat it, but i’m not expecting anything spectacular.
monday meals #2: meh. i’ll let you know how it actually tasted as soon as i get to eat it!
UPDATE: the quiche is a little moist still, but great! pretty flavourful 🙂