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Aug. 9th, 2010

  • 4:48 PM
People who read my LJ, please excuse the double posting - but this community hasn't been used enough recently.

Today's mystery ingredient was pumpkin!

My kidsister brought over some random ingredients and demanded I cook her lunch Masterchef style. I really didn't have much in the fridge so my options were rather limited.

We made a pumpin quiche. I'd never made quiche before, so it was something of a challenge. But for a first attempt it turned out rather well.

Ingredients
Pumpkin (diced)
3 Eggs
1 sheet of frozen short crust pastry
4 spring onions (leeks would have also worked well)
2 cloves of garlic
butter
spoon of Philadelphia cream cheese (feta would have also worked well)
fresh chives, parsley, pepper and paprika

I lined the pie tin with shortcrust pastry and cooked the pastry first - with the baking paper and marbles trick. Nothing is worse than soggy pastry.
I cooked the pumpkin, then sauted the spring onion, garlic and pumpkin in butter til the pumpkin caramelised slightly. I also forgot to add in the baby spinach which was the other ingredient from Lee, but it tasted fine without it :) I mixed through the cream cheese (not very much).
I whipped up the eggs with fresh herbs, pepper and paprika. Then poured the pumpkin mix and the egg mix into the baked pie crust and put it in the oven for about 20mins until the egg was firm.

This made a really yummy pie. My sister is a rather fussy eater and turned up her nose during most of this process - but then went back for 2 more helpings of pie :)

Comments

qamar wrote:
Aug. 9th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
Oooh yum! Yay for posting. :)
nigelw wrote:
Aug. 9th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Confirming that this quiche is made of NOM!