Thursday, July 24, 2014

Anything-in-the-Garden Quiche #recipe plus #giveaway


LUCY BURDETTE: Ladies and gentlemen, our photo contest will be winding to a close tonight at midnight, though you still have time to enter! Click right here and post your photo...The prize is this really cute MLK tote bag, stuffed with our mysteries!


And also enter the drawing today for a copy of Jenn McKinley's SUGAR AND ICED: comment by midnight (include your email) on the bottom of our post today.


To give you sustenance for the final stretch, I've made a garden quiche. I decided to try something a little fancier than my father's oil and milk crust recipe, so this one has cornmeal and butter in it. Honestly, it was delicious! As for the inside filling, you can choose your veggies from the farmer's market, or select whatever looks best in your garden.

Preheat the oven to 425.

Ingredients for the crust

1/3 cup unbleached white flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup butter, slightly softened
a few teaspoons milk

Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Cut the butter in until it resembles heavy sand. Add milk teaspoon at a time until the dough sticks together. Roll it out between two pieces of waxed paper and transfer it to a 9 inch pie pan.


Ingredients for the filling

2 cups chopped vegetables (I used snow peas and chard)
2 shallots, minced
Olive oil
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar and smoked gouda)

Saute the shallots a minute or two in olive oil over medium heat. Add the other vegetables and saute until they begin to soften.


In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and cheese. Stir in the cooked vegetables and pour the mixture into the prepared crust. 


Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 and bake another 20-25 minutes until crust is golden and filling set. 


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  1. I shared on Twitter
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  2. I love the cupcake cover and am a fan of all of these series! Thanks for the giveaways. Kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

  3. A healthy quiche to go with an unhealthy book. Sounds like a great match to me.

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  4. Thanks for the recipe! The quiche looks yummy! :D
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  5. I've never considered making a quiche but maybe I will now (I've certainly enjoyed eating them). Rachel
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  6. Real women eat quiche lol :). I love quiche and Jenn McKinlay! Thank you for this opportunity.

  7. Oh, joy, another pie crust recipe! I think I now have 15 (as I've probably whined here often, I have real issues with pie crusts). So far Krista's is leading the pack, since I can get it into a pie pan without it falling apart, but this one sounds like a contender!

  8. I love making quiche, love this series, thank you for the chance to win :)

  9. The quiche looks really good!


  10. Love the flexibility of the recipe (whatever veg/cheese you have) and I like the idea of the cornmeal in the crust for a savory quiche.

  11. Can't wait to read Sugar and Iced

  12. The bounty of summer with the deliciousness of quiche. A winner!
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  13. I love your cupcake books and have most if not all of them. I think I will share on Facebook.

  14. That pie had me drooling! Thanks.. grammyd01 (at) Comcast (dot) net

  15. Okay, I know we're supposed to share...but, I'd rather keep this quiche all to myself! :)

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    1. P.S. - I shared on Facebook

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    2. I'm so confused! I tried to enter the photo contest, on Facebook, but don't see my picture on your Facebook page...?

      Patricia Tucker

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  16. Mmmmmm! I think maybe a quiche tonight for dinner would be just fine.

  17. Love the cover. Beautiful cupcakes. I' m sure the book is just as good.

  18. Love this time of year, all the yummy vegetables available. Quiche sounds great.

  19. Sounds like my weekend cooking exercise. This looks terrific. My mouth is watering!

  20. I wish I could eat quiche but they are too rich for me.
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  21. Quiche is one of my favorite foods -- I wish it would come back into vogue. I'm intrigued by this crust recipe, and will have to try it!

  22. I just finished the second book in the cupcake bakery series so I would love to win sugar and iced!!! I have also read all of the good-buy girls books!!! And the quiche looks delicious!

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  23. Lucy, you know me and quiche. I adore it. Nice recipe! And love Jenn's new book and the cover is scrumptious!

    Daryl/ Avery

  24. Thanks for the recipe as it looks delish!! I need to add Murder with Ganache to my summer reading list....auntnunu(at)yahoo(dot)com

  25. Great looking quiche!

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  26. Looks tasty
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