October opens the door to a lot of party preparations. I am helping out a dear friend, in throwing a baby shower in November. It's a french-themed afternoon party and Quiche Lorraine will be a part of our menu.
I will spend the next few weeks practicing various food in our list. I'll start with quiche.
Une pâte brisée / 1 pie crust pastry on a baking sheet
1 cup of Crème Fraîche
200 grams of lardons / bacon
Muscade / a pinch of grated nutmeg
Ground Black Pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon of butter
Optional: Grated Emmental cheese /Swiss/ Gruyere
1. Pre-heat oven to 190 deg C or 375 F. Set the pie crust on the baking dish and puncture with a fork. Allow to bake for a few minutes until the dough slightly dries and take it out of the oven.
2. In a separate pan, saute lardon/ bacon until slightly golden.
3. Grate nutmeg.
4. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Add in the cream, lardons, nutmeg, butter, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
5. Pour the mixture on your pie crust. Optional: Sprinkle greated cheese on top. Leave it in the oven for about 30-35 minutes until it rises.
The original french quiche lorraine doesn't have cheese. I like it with though. I collected various recipes from Julia Child's to highly recommended french recipes to come up with a Design Gourmande version. Since it's going to be a party with lots of other pies and pastries to prepare, I've decided not to make the pie crust dough from scratch. This is also the husband's favorite so he's pretty excited when it's going to be done.