Photo by Sarah Shatz
A regal yet supremely simple preparation, quiche is the perfect anchor for a classic Mother’s Day brunch (pair it with our favorite spring "bouquet").
Not only does quiche set up beautifully for a tidy one-slice meal, but it’s the ideal dish when Sunday calls for breakfast in bed -- no teetering Benedicts, no bowls brimming with cereal milk. Prepare the dough, chop the filling ingredients, and whisk the liquids the night before (even prebake the crust), then sleep in and bake the quiche while the coffee is brewing. With this primer up your sleeve, you’ll have plenty of time to concentrate on the other details of the day -- like how to get your delightfully full family out of bed.
A toothsome short dough provides the foundation for a memorable quiche. Some fun variations include using puff pastry or even hash browns to build the border.
A quiche's filling should be rich and silky, but not so heavy as to mask the other elements of the dish.
Quiche is the ideal vehicle for spring’s delicate vegetables.
Photos by Joseph De Leo (left) and Alicia Sokol
Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche (pictured above, right)
Leek, Lemon, and Feta Quiche [FOOD52] (pictured at top of page)
Quinoa and Kale Crustless Quiche [FOOD52] (pictured above, left)
Beloved Greens Quiche [FOOD52]
Roasted Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Sage Quiche [FOOD52]
Green Eggs and Ham Quiche [FOOD52]
What are your favorite quiche fillings? Share your cooking tips and techniques in the comments section below.
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