La Madeleine Quiche Lorraine makes for a delicious lunch or even a hearty breakfast. If you aren't lucky enough to live near one of these fine restaurants, you can make a quiche just they do.
You can make a flavorful quiche at home, a quiche isn't that hard to make. You can make a flavorful quiche at home. This recipe is made with simple wholesome ingredients. You will need butter, flour, salt, eggs, cream, seasonings, bacon, ham, and cheese.
Their quiche is served in individual pans, you can find pans like they have on Amazon, if you don't want to make individual quiches, I recommend using a 10-inch bakery ring to make your quiche in. Using a pie pan for quiche often means that that you sacrifice the height of a quiche, a nice tall quiche means that you can enjoy the delicious tender egg custard in all of its glory.
The directions for the crust are in grams. When I went to culinary school I finally learned how to make a suitable pie crust. By weighing your ingredients you will have the perfect crust every single time. To be honest, before I began to use a scale to make a pie crust, mine always turned out dreadfully.
When you make the quiches you can place them into either the individual pans or the larger ring. The ring does not have a bottom. You will blind bake the crust. This means you will partially cook it before adding in the custard. This will give you a fully cooked crust that will be flaky. You can use either pie weights, or you may want to simply prick the crust a bit before baking so it doesn't rise up. If you don't perform the blind bake the pie crust may not cook thoroughly.
It may seem this may be a lot of work, but I promise you are going to love the results. I often make a quiche on the weekend and enjoy quiche every day for breakfast.
For this recipe, I am going to write how to bake the quiche in two different ways. I learned how to bake a quiche using a ring. This keeps the quiche tall, so you can fill it with lots of ingredients. I feel baking the quiche in a ring adds a great deal to the quiche. Pie dishes are thinner, and you don't get the opportunity to fill the egg custard full of cheese and more. I also feel that when you cook using the stainless steel mold the results are ideal. I think that the egg custard bakes better in the ring, your results will be an egg custard that is rich and creamy with a delicate texture. I personally think this is more realistic for a family or the home cook. I will also include directions for how to do this in small tarts that are sold in the restaurant.
To make the small-sized quiches I would recommend some small tart pans where the bottom portion of the pan can be pushed through the top. This solves the problem of how to get the quiche out of the pan. Note, the cooking times will be less for the smaller sized portions.
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La Madeleine Quiche Lorraine
You can create this hearty quiche that is perfect for a hearty breakfast or a light lunch.
- 250 grams flour
- 5 grams salt
- 125 grams butter
- 50 millimeter water
- 1 egg yolk (for crust)
- 2 whole eggs (for quiche)
- 2 egg yolks (for quiche)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
- 2 ounces smoked ham slices
- 2 or 3 slices bacon cooked crisp
Prepare crust in the food processor. Add ingredients in this order: flour, salt, and butter. Pulse a few times. Add water and egg yolk, and blend until the flour forms a soft ball of dough. Ideally, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.
Prepare filling by placing 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks into a bowl. Add heavy cream and milk. Stir until well blended.
Directions will be for how to make a 1 large quiche, then how to make them into small tarts like La Madeline serves.
Large pan recipe.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Roll out the dough in a large circular round. Loosely roll the dough around the rolling pin to help aid you in molding the dough into the ring. Take care not to leave any cracks. You will need to blind bake this crust. You may want lay a sheet of parchment paper over the dough, and then fill the shell with dry beans or rice. You can purchase fancy pie baking weights, but they aren't necessary. Bake this crust for about 15 to 20 minutes. Do not let the crust get too brown. Remove from oven, and let cool slightly before adding the cheese, ham slices, and bacon.
When the crust has cooled slightly add in the shredded cheese, ham slices, and bacon. Mix up the custard mixture to make sure it well blended and then pour into the shell. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and cook for about 50 minutes. The quiche should still wiggle slightly when you remove it from the oven. It will set as it cools.
Preheat the oven to 375. To make the smaller versions, roll out 4 or 5 rounds and place carefully into the tart shells. Poke the dough four or fives times with a fork to keep the crust from misshaping while baking. Bake for about 10 minutes. Do not allow the crust to brown. Reduce the oven temperature to 350. When the shells have cooled slightly fill with equal amounts of cheese, ham, and bacon. Fill with egg custard. Bake for 35 minutes. The quiche should still wiggle slightly when you remove it from the oven. It will set as it cools.Print Recipe