10 September 2010

Impossible Quiche - made possible!

I remember well first hearing of the famed "Impossible Quiche" and thinking that it couldn't be possible.  Which is, I suppose, what you're meant to think when faced with just the name and the idea.  I have often seen it, somewhat incorrectly, attributed with being able to "make its own pastry", which is of course a misnomer as it does indeed form a crust - but it is simply nothing like pastry.  It is more a cross between a frittata and a pastryless quiche.

Delicious served with a mixed salad, it makes a perfect meal for those lovers of the bacon/cheese/egg trinity.  One added - and fairly important - benefit, is that it registers right up there on the Yummy List for children!  A recipe that can do that - and regularly - is worth it's weight in gold, I find. :)

Regarding the quantities - do check that they will fit into the container you're intending on baking them in and as regards the vegetable component - anything goes.  Don't feel you have to stay with sweetcorn, as courgette, tomato, mushroom - whatever your family likes best, will do fine!

IMPOSSIBLE QUICHE

Ingredients:

1.25 cups milk
0.5 cups self raising flour
3 small eggs, 2 medium or large eggs
1 cup grated strong cheddar cheese
Chopped pre-cooked bacon
1 onion, chopped
A handful of sweetcorn kernels
Salt & pepper.

Method :

1.  Put the flour and some seasoning into a large bowl, make a well in the centre.

2.  In another bowl, combine the milk and eggs.

3.  Pour the liquids into the flour and whisk steadily, pulling the flour down from the sides of the bowl into the mixture.

4.  Add the remaining ingredients (and no, there is no need to pre-cook the onion) and stir to combine.

5.  Decant into a baking dish and bake in a moderate oven (I use 180deg) for around 25-35mins or until brown on top. Pierce the centre with a skewer or knife to test. If egg is still runny, put it back in for another 5 minutes or so.

6.  When done, remove from the oven and leave for 1-2 minutes to settle.  Then run a knife around the edge, after which it should be relatively easy to cut portions and remove.


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3 comments:

  1. Well!... Well!...What a Coincidence.... :)
    Just got back from the Wheatsheaf, little light lunch....Bacon & Mushroom Bun and a couple of J2O's. Friend of mine came in and gave me a very large crab. Checked out the old PC...And saw the Potted Lemon Crab. But, so sorry, this crab is not going into any pot with any lemon, or anything else...!
    THIS, crab is sitting on MY lap this evening, with a small hammer....AND a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand 2006...lol...Salute.... ;0)
    Quiche.....Don't mind it, never made it, and not likeky to. Does'nt really do a lot for me. But will eat it if someone else makes it....But then l'm generally like that with some foods.
    And yesterday got my hands on a goose, my birthday on the 21st, so that will do nicely, got to be plucked yet, that'll be a two hour job, still be worth it...! It'll go a long way, l can sit up to 12 in my dinning room, and a couple on the 'ceiling' lovely....Well must get on, shirts to iron....! :)

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  2. Haha! What a coincidence indeed! Gosh, I wish I had friends with fresh Crab to give away! LOL I will think of you and crab this evening. :)

    ~tries to imagine sitting on the ceiling eating duck~ Nope, sorry, cannot compute. *grin*

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  3. Gooooose!......Gooooose!.....Duck indeed...Ha!
    Did you say 'Gin'....Oh! No!....Grin....aaaah!
    Eat'in Goose on a ceil'in...Easy....Leave the feet on and 'nail' them to ceil'in...I jest of course!...Better tied...No!..No!...I need a Lemon Tea. Done my shirts, need a lay down now!
    Crabs be'in a pain.....Keeps runn'in under the range....STILL won't be long now....I'll be 'claw'in' my way through it....! :0 Salute!
    I'll be giv'in it a big (((((HUG))))) first. AND
    A Very Large Grin....!

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