Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mushroom Onion Quiche


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So, after the holiday euphoria, it's back to the daily grind. As usual, my days will be spent doing everything but accomplishing nothing. Take, for example, the unappealing task of sending and fetching the kids to and from classes, at various intervals of the day, with different schedules each day. Oh, how I loathe being left with odd pockets of time to do neither this nor that!

But that's being a stayhome mom for you. Your family is your work. :) I might groan and I might grumble, but when it comes to the crunch, I'll still choose to be that "professional" driver doing the boring school circuit in the unrelenting afternoon heat, nevermind the dreadful pigmentation I get in return. Ho ho.

This year, I have one child taking the PSLE (wish her luck), another child in K2 (P1 registration dilemma), and a third who's a Terrible Two (wish me luck). I have to admit, I am feeling a tad jittery, but well, I'll just take it one day at a time.

As my Dadday would have said, "Que sera sera."



All right then, end of monologue.

I wanted to share my first quiche of 2011. I love quiche because it offers so many meatless possibilities, and I'm happy to note that one of my most viewed posts is this Roasted Pumpkin Quiche. :) See? We all love quiche! *group hug*

This one I baked today is made with mushrooms and caramelised onions ... and readymade puff pastry! Which means, super fast and easy ... perfect for busy days.

Recipe
- 1 pastry sheet, storebought (you can also use shortcrust pastry)
- 150g mushrooms, sliced (I used shiitake but feel free to use a combination)
- 300g red onions, sliced thinly
- 1/4 tsp soft brown sugar (optional)
- 3 eggs
- 5 tbsp whipping cream
- Shredded cheese (optional, as much as you like)
- Some oil and butter
- Chopped parsley


Thaw the frozen pastry sheet briefly so that it becomes pliable. Layer it over a buttered baking tin or dish, then trim off the edges all around. Poke holes at the base using a fork. Line with crumpled baking paper and fill with baking beads or rice. Bake at 170C for about 10mins.


In a skillet, heat some oil and butter, and saute the onions with brown sugar. As the onions begin to brown, throw in the mushrooms and continue to saute until everything is soft and cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Remove the pastry from the oven. Remove the crumpled baking paper as well as the baking beads or rice. Spread the mushroom/onion mixture in one layer.


Add some shredded cheese but this is optional. I used cheddar and mozzarella.


Beat the eggs and dairy whipping cream. Add a pinch of salt to taste. Pour over the mushrooms and onions, then sprinkle with parsley or any herb of your choice.


Bake at 170C for about 20 mins, or until the top and edges turn golden.


Allow the quiche to sit in the dish for 10mins before unmoulding and slicing.


Bon Appétit ... and wishing you happy days ahead, no matter how busy!
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42 comments:

  1. lovely! I will borrow this idea for tonight dinner.

    I *know* how busy a mom can be. I tried to take care of a friend's kid for 2 nights and I felt sick afterwards. Still haven't recovered LOL

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  2. Your quiche looks great!!....=)...Im sure being a mom is probably the most rewarding job in the world, although of course Im sure its tiring as well. But I'm sure you're doing a great job in it. Wish you and ur family a great 2011....=)..

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  3. Love the shot where it showcases the crispy golden top and the steamy insides.

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  4. you are right - who doesn't love quiche :)
    And yours is looking great!

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  5. Looks delicious, Ju!
    I have a fav quiche with peppered cheese, always a good standby.

    Good luck to both your daughters!
    ~Tracie (Happy New Year too)

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  6. That is a beautiful looking quiche! :)

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  7. Oh my - this quiche looks so delicious - look at all that mushroom umami goodness!

    Anyway, it is definitely hard work being a professional Mom! But really - one of the most rewarding jobs ever!

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  8. Looks good.. something to bookmark. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love quiche too! This looks so delicious, I am going to make this for my family ;)

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  10. Stay at home mums I always respect. It's hard work! Love quiches and that playful in the oven photo. Wish you a good 2011 ahead.

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  11. i like your website very much. U always surprise us with your drooling recipe.

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  12. Hi Ju, happy new year and a great recipe to kick start as well. Your quiche looks gorgeous and lots of "liao" as well. I love adding mushroom and onions to such tarts.

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  13. The photos are so lovely!;)

    Even your prick marks are perfect Ju..

    Ahh..I know what you do every day..I did it.. and one of my daughters w/ 3 does it..she couldn't wait for the holidays and now.. she can't wait for them to go back to school:)

    You are doing everything so well and so right.. that your Que Sera sera..will be idyllic.

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  14. You are a superwoman. Not only do you do the full time (and then some) job of running your kids all over the place but you make beautiful food, write this blog, and take these amazing photos, plus I am sure a million other things that it would make me too tired to even list, much less do. You rule!

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  15. Beautiful! Ju, you made it sound so easy. Puff pastry is so easily available here. I should be making this. Thanks very much for sharing. Ya, I know, it's tough being a mom but on the cheery note, when your kids grow up, you have 3 to pamper you...drive you around, cook for you, buy stuff for you etc etc! :D

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  16. Who doesn't love quiche?! I am a big fan of quiche and this one is just perfect for dinner now!

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  17. An utterly beautiful quiche! Yum Yum!

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  18. My oh my, I am such a quiche junkie. This looks to be an absolute glorious one!

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  19. Ju,

    Love the pictures (like usual!) and love that quiche is so versatile.I could easily add bacon or salmon and vary the cheese.

    Also, thank you for the puff pastry idea. Now that would save me a lot of trouble if I want a Quick Quiche Fix!

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  20. I have not tried making a quiche before. Maybe I can give this one a go? First, need to get a chance to buy puff pastry. :P

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  21. Your quiche looks so pretty.
    How can a mum supervise three little kids, run all errands while keeping such a wonderful blog up so well, and taking so many gorgeous pictures in one post? She must be a supermum.

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  22. love it! it looks plentiful of mushrooms instead of cheese-the way it should be!!

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  23. Dear Ju your quiche looks like it is beyond perfection! Pics are amazing...
    I am coming to the end of my everyday Mommy duties...and it makes me sad. It will all be over and they will be big in the blink of an eye...so enjoy it. I know you do...it is the best and most important job there is...certainly the most rewarding. I know you love it and would not trade this time for the world...neither would I.
    Love to you,
    L~xo

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  24. looks yummy indeed. btw is that a 'cover' or proper dish? *curious*

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  25. Hello Ju,

    I just found your blog today while googling sugee cake! I used to live in Singapore and now I live in the US. Thank you for sharing these recipes! My kids are small now (2,4 and 6) but when they are older I want to start cooking again. Now I just throw together stuff so the family doesn't starve. But I sure miss mum's buah keluak and curries and I promised myself I'll cook properly-properly again someday! You are an inspiration.

    LiEr

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  26. Hi Ju, this looks delish! What do you mean by filling with baking beads or rice?

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  27. Hi everyone! Thanks for dropping by and leaving such sweet comments and lovely wishes. Back atcha! :)

    My fellow mommies who know are/have been in my position. Thank you for leaving those inspirational messages. XOXO

    javapot: It is both. A small shallow dish on its own, but works as a cover of a larger, deeper Pyrex bowl.

    Jess: It's called blind baking. You can google that.

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  28. thanks for visiting - this quiche looks marvellous - I just don't make quiches often enough but when I see a photo like this, I remember that I should make them more often

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  29. That looks so awesome, overflowing with cheesey goodness, and not too hard as you used puff pastry. Great recipe.
    *kisses* HH

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  30. Wow, this mushroom quiche looks delicious...I can have it right now...and the photos are awesome!

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  31. Oh how I love quiche! Mine wasn't so successful, do you have to let the pastry completely cool before adding the filling? My crust turned out soggy. Any advice?

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  32. Hi Ju,
    Thanks for sharing your lovely mushrooms quiche. I love this combination. It's one of my favourite! Yummy!

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  33. Ju, such a perfect looking quiche! Just the thing for a light lunch with some girlfriends! :)

    Mums will always take things in their stride, no matter how tiresome or tedious it gets, don't they? I know I can always count on my mum to help me out whenever I need her. Somehow it's not the thought of having someone take care of me when I am old that motivates me. It's just natural that I want to do the best for my offsprings with nary a thought of gratitude or compensation. But having said that, it is nice when the family appreciates what we do! :)

    BTW Ju, which of your light cakes would you recommend for a fruit flan (spongecake base with fruits immersed in jelly on top)? I was thinking of your hot milk sponge - would that be suitable? I don't want the cake to sag or disintegrate due to the weight of the fruits and jelly. Thanks!

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  34. Hi Ju! What a beautiful quiche! ...and I'm sure your children really appreciate you! Take care!

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  35. i wish i could have this kind of food every day for dinner. maybe store-bought pastry would help, but i always like to make my own

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  36. Wow. These photos should be in a food magazine.

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  37. I made this quiche for dinner last night with a side of salad. I thought it was super delicious!! I made my own quiche pastry and I used button and portobello mushrooms. Loved it!!

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  38. Hey I know you posted this a while ago but I thought I'd just let you know I used this recipe yesterday after google turned it up (top rank for mushroom puff quiche) and it was great! I added capsicum and also laid whole pan fried lengths of asparagus on top to make it pretty. Nice one!

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