Ham and gruyere quiche is simple to make and delicious to serve. It only has a few ingredients, and is perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch.
Pastry and Pies
The other day, I was watching a British cooking show that featured Cheese and Onion Pie. Who should walk in but the master taste tester! He commented that his mother and grandmother used to make cheese and onion pie, and that he really liked it. Therefore, I decided to give it a try.
Some time back, Chris told a story of a friend who worked in the kitchen lab of a major food producer. This friend had worked on developing the most economical Cornish Pasties for commercial production.
I had some Granny Smith apples that needed to be used, so I decided to make Julia Child’s Tarte Normande aux Pommes, a.k.a. Custard Apple Tart from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Unlike many desserts, this tart is not overly sweet. It is, however, quite delicious!
How many times have you pre-baked (or blind baked) your pastry for a quiche or other type of tart, only to discover a shrunken shell? Most “authorities” on the subject seem to attribute the shrinking of the pastry to it being “stretched” as it is rolled out and/or placed in the pie or tart pan.