Mushroom and Pepperoni Quiche

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Mushroom and Pepperoni Quiche

How are you? Its been sometime right? I’m in Kerala for a few weeks. I wanted to post this recipe before I left Bahrain, but it was a last minute trip, so… Btw, sorry about the site crashing in between for a day or two. Both of us were traveling and couldn’t do anything about it. Hope you had a great valentines day with your loved ones. I had a great valentines day this year with two cutiepies ;) More about it in the next post, okies?

I’ve made this quiche a number of times before, but never got a chance to take the photo. So this time, I was determined to take photos. I’ve been getting requests for quiche and pie recipes for sometime. This can be served as an appetiser or as a main dish, with some salad on the side. Usually I make it as chicken quiche, but this time I made it with mushroom. It’s been sometime I’ve posted veg recipes, so decided to make a veg filling. I’ve given the details of chicken quiche  and also the eggless version in the notes section.

I’ve been getting mails asking for veg recipes during lent season. So if you are on lent, this is a good recipe to try.

Here goes  the step by step pictures and the recipe.

Add cold butter cubes to the flour mixture…

Rub in the butter till the whole mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs…

Add ice cold water little by little to form a dough…

Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 20-25 mins…

Make the mushroom filling…

Combine grated cheese, beaten eggs and milk…

Take a lemon size ball from dough…(if you are using a big tin, skip this step)

Roll out the dough…

Transfer the rolled out dough to the tin and trim, if required and prick the base all over with a fork…

Spread the mushroom filling and pour the cheese, milk and egg mixture to the prepared tart/quiche tins…

Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and brown, around 25-30 mins…

 

Mushroom Quiche
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Recipe type: Appetiser. main
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
For the Crust/Pastry
  • Plain flour – 200 gms (1½ cups, approx)
  • Cold butter – 100 gms, cut into cubes
  • Baking powder – ¼ tsp
  • Ice cold water – 3-4 tbsp (refer notes)
  • Salt – ½ tsp (omit if you are using salted butter)
For the filling
  • Onion – 3 med-large, chopped
  • Mushroom – 250-300 gms, sliced (I used button mushroom)
  • Spring onion – 3 tbsp, chopped (optional)
  • Pepper powder- ¼ -1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil/Butter – for cooking the filling (I used olive oil)
  • Grated cheese – 100 -125 gms (Mozzarella or Cheddar)
  • Milk – ¾ cup
  • Eggs – 2, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven @ 180 C, 10 mins before baking.
  2. Mix together flour, salt (if using) and baking powder. Rub in cold butter cubes till the whole mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Add ice cold water gradually and make a dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 20-25 mins.
  3. Heat oil/butter in a pan and saute chopped onions. When onions turn brown, add salt and pepper. Add sliced mushrooms and chopped spring onion. Mix well. Cover and cook till its done. Dont forget to give a stir in between to avoid sticking it to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Combine lightly beaten eggs, milk and cheese.
  5. Grease the quiche/tart tins with butter. Roll out the refrigerated dough depending on the size of the tin you are using. Transfer the rolled out dough to the tin and trim the edges, if required. Prick the base all over with a fork.
  6. Spread the mushroom filling in the tart tin and pour the egg, cheese and milk mixture on top of it. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 mins. The baking time may vary depending on the size of the tin used. I used small and medium size tart tins and have given the time accordingly.
Notes
Though I’ve mentioned 3-4 tbsp of ice cold water, start with 1-2 tbsp and add more only if required. Also, you can use slightly beaten egg instead of ice cold water to make the dough. You need half of 1 egg. You can use the remaining egg for the filling. I also used some pepperoni (around ¾ cup chopped pepperoni)along with mushroom. I added the sliced pepperoni once the mushroom is done and cooked it for a few more mins. For chicken variation: Use cooked and shredded chicken instead of mushroom and follow the rest of the recipe. Cook chicken with salt and pepper. You might need 1½ – 2 cups of cooked chicken for this. You can also use bacon or sun dried tomato also for the filling. For eggless filling: You can use ½ – ¾ cup whipping cream(no need to whip it) instead of eggs and follow the same procedure. Kindly note that I havent tried this version. I’m just stating what I’ve seen in some cookery books. I got 12 small size quiche and 4 medium size (shown in the pic) quiche. I think quiche is best eaten on the day it’s made.-

 

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  • shabna ahamed

    hai maria ,
                    wow yaar i simply love this recipe, i will defnitely try it out, i was thinking of making quiche i thot it was soo tough so didnt give a try. now looking at this feel like trying and defnitely i will try . so maria, i only have ceramic tart cases, small ones. i have large non stick tart tin. is it ok if i use ceramic one.and one more, when we make tarts, normally we put some beans or raw rice on top of dough and bake for around 5 minutes, is that needed in this case. its a doubht ….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shabna,

      Sorry for the delayed reply dear :(

      You can use ceramic cases if it is oven proof. About baking the tart base with dried beans, actually the original recipe in the book does that, but I didnt do that. If you want to do that way, go ahead. Hope you get to try this soon and like it too…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Aarthi

    Yummy recipe..bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

  • http://www.divyascookbook.com/ Divya Kudua

    Hope you are enjoying your stay in Ekm Maria.Our meet is still in the planning stages,isn’t it?I made a similar Quiche for Sweet Punch without eggs.But when I made it with eggs it was a big hit,only I couldn’t eat it!Great pics too!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      How are you? I had a good time at home, now in TVM, will be back in Bahrain by next week. Yeah our meeting is still pending, may be next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      How are you? I had a good time at home, now in TVM, will be back in Bahrain by next week. Yeah our meeting is still pending, may be next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      How are you? I had a good time at home, now in TVM, will be back in Bahrain by next week. Yeah our meeting is still pending, may be next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      How are you? I had a good time at home, now in TVM, will be back in Bahrain by next week. Yeah our meeting is still pending, may be next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      How are you? I had a good time at home, now in TVM, will be back in Bahrain by next week. Yeah our meeting is still pending, may be next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      How are you? I had a good time at home, now in TVM, will be back in Bahrain by next week. Yeah our meeting is still pending, may be next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      How are you? I had a good time at home, now in TVM, will be back in Bahrain by next week. Yeah our meeting is still pending, may be next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      How are you? I had a good time at home, now in TVM, will be back in Bahrain by next week. Yeah our meeting is still pending, may be next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Divya,

      How are you? I had a good time at home, now in TVM, will be back in Bahrain by next week. Yeah our meeting is still pending, may be next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rekha Shoban

    wow!!yummy yumm!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Rekha :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Rekha :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Rekha :)

  • Dhanya Kuttykrishnan

    Looks absolutely delicious!!!! i am soooo tempted to try it

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear :) Hope you get to try it soon…

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear :) Hope you get to try it soon…

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear :) Hope you get to try it soon…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Amritha Vijayakumar

    Looks really yum maria! the photos are more than appetizing! 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Amritha! Hope you get to try it sometime.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nidha M

    Thanks a lot Maria for this yummy recipe.My hubby n friends loved it.n ofcourse me too..Your tips and suggestions are truly helpful.My quiche came out so well.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nidha,

      You’re welcome dear :) Good to know that quiche came out well for you and it was well appreciated.

      Thanks for posting the comment here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rhea Pai

    My dearest Maria,

    Did anyone tell you that your recipies rock! Of course I am not the first one to tell you nothing but praise! I tried the mushroom quiche and it was superb! After your dal makhani this is what I tried next and I was not surprised with the results. I tried it yesterday and couldn’t wait till I could write to you. I also minced in some broccoli to make it healthy. You can add some minced garlic toofor the filling!

    May you be blessed by the Lord! Thank You

    Rhea Pai

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rhea,

      Thanks a lot for such a wonderful feedback dear! I’m really happy to know that the quiche worked well for you. Thanks for sharing your tips too :)

      Best wishes to you too..

      Take care,
      Maria

  • Hibahere

    Wow! Looks Yummy!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you :)

  • Deelight

    Maria, I love you! This turned out so well and it was so yum that I wish I could give you a hu. Thanks so much for making cooking & baking so much fun. Xxx. Deepa George

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      awww, that’s so sweet of you Deepa :) Was really happy to see your comment. Thanks a ton!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • nadia

    yup yup agree with all it was yummy!!! used turkey meat and added garlic (i lovee garlic) and a whole tomatoe, cheated a little with chicken stock powder and butter :P but soo nicee definitely going to make again!! just a questions though how thick do you roll out the dough? because i think mine turned out slightly undercooked and if baked too long was worried it will dried out….if I wanted to make a huge quiche (using all dough on a pie dish) what diameter can I use? as I think mine was a little small and the dough end up slightly thick (didn’t want to waste any of that delicious dough)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Nadia! Nice to know that you liked it. I roll out the dough in 1/4 – 1/2 inch thickness. If you want to use a single tin, I think 7 or 8 inch tin will do.

      Happy baking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vinaya Tom

    Dear maria

    i tried this recipe with chicken.. even without bacon it came out yumm yumm… so simple and easy. ur presentation helped me a lot..this is my first experiments with quiches and I LOVED IT.. thank u very much..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch dear Vinaya :) Happy to know that you loved them..

  • Keerti Sudha

    o maria! i so love you.. have been searching for this recipe since a while. Thank u soo much!! :D

  • Keerti Sudha

    Maria when I was small my dad used to get these for us and now they are no more available any where here in Hyderabad but thanks to you today I not only got to make it but eat it too..came out reeally good..want to send u the pics.. how can i do that?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Keerti for your wonderful comment :) I’m really happy to know that you liked this recipe. Please email the pics to mom@jpm.cc

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Keerti Sudha

    yummy..here’s a pic!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Sorry keerti, I havent got your pic :( can you please email it to mom@jpm.cc?

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Keerti Sudha

        oops sorry maria.. i checked ur reply now.. will send u the pic soon..sorry again

      • Keerti Sudha

        oops sorry maria.. i checked ur reply now.. will send u the pic soon..sorry again

  • Keerti Sudha

    yummy..here’s a pic

  • Keerti Sudha

    maria something is wrong with the email id.. its says permanently failed.. is it the right addresss? :(

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Keerti,

      my mail id is mjm@jpm.cc

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rachana Deshpande

    Maria, first let me tell you that your recipes are great…they have renewed my interest in cooking ..:)

    I don’t have an OTG ..can i make the quiche in a microwave…if yes what setiings should i use?

  • Rachana Deshpande

    Maria, first let me tell you that your recipes are great…they have renewed my interest in cooking ..:)

    I don’t have an OTG ..can i make the quiche in a microwave…if yes what setiings should i use?

  • Rachana Deshpande

    Maria, first let me tell you that your recipes are great…they have renewed my interest in cooking ..:)

    I don’t have an OTG ..can i make the quiche in a microwave…if yes what setiings should i use?

  • Ranjini

    Hi Maria
    I don’t have tart tins at home but not keen on buying them since such dishes are not a regular affair…….is there an alternative I can use to bake the quiche?

    I also have a suggestion to make….would like to see you try out more pasta recipes :) :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ranjini,

      You can use cupcake tins if you like for this or may be cake tins which are not too deep. Hope this helps..

      I’ll try to add more pasta recipes in future :)

      Cheers
      Maria