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Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

June 3, 2012

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche is a popular dish in the United States and England. It could be served for breakfast but of course, it makes a quick and easy dinner dish as well. You can also make it for a weekend brunch and enjoy it in itself or as part of a bigger buffet or potluck selection. It contains protein, calcium, fiber and antioxidants and despite the fact that it is a vegetarian dish, it can taste quite rich and heavy.

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  • 1 pie shell
  • 1 broccoli head
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1-2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • dash of nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Blanch or quickly boil broccoli cut in flowerets and set aside to cool. In a bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Roll out store-bought or home-made pie dough in a pie shell and arrange broccoli flowerets on the bottom. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over. Pour filling mixture on top and bake for 40-50 minutes or until set in center. Let cool 5 min and serve cut in slices.

A note on the ingredients: The amount of eggs, milk and cheese in the filling can be varied depending on taste and consistency preference. Some people prefer their quiche more eggy, others more cheesy. For a lighter version, you can omit the heavy cream and add only milk thickening it with an extra tablespoon of flour. Also, herbs can be experimented with, as for example, adding fresh parsley or dill.

One Comment
  1. This looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I’m glad I came across this post on here – your blog is great! 🙂

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