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FFwD: Quiche Maraichère

FFwD: Quiche Maraichère

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is for Quiche Maraichère, which is basically a vegetable-filled quiche, but with the cheese on top. The recipe can be found online here, but of course, it’s also in Around My French Table.

My tart crust was my favorite whole wheat crust and although it shrank quite a bit during the par-baking, it turned out just fine.

I used carrot, onion, garlic, and some artichoke hearts for my vegetables (I did not use the celery or the leeks) – mainly because I did not have . . . → Read More: FFwD: Quiche Maraichère

FFwD: Whole Cherry (Buttermilk) Clafoutis

Cherry Buttermilk Clafoutis

In reading through the recipe for this last week’s French Fridays with Dorie, I was skeptical about leaving the cherry pits in. “That sounds dangerous,” I said to myself. So, I made the decision to pit my cherries. I know a lot of people left them in, and I respect that, but I just couldn’t do it. The result, I thought, was good (generally, I’m not a fan of egg-y cakes). Perhaps, it would have been more flavorful with the pits left in, who knows?

One other change I did make, only because . . . → Read More: FFwD: Whole Cherry (Buttermilk) Clafoutis

FFwD: Creamy Mushrooms and Eggs

French Fridays with Dorie

Well, I think this French Fridays with Dorie is one of my favorites! But, I did change a lot of things. This was mainly due to what I had on hand and what I didn’t want to go buy specifically for this recipe (cream, brioche).

I used some roasted garlic ciabatta that I had in the freezer and instead of cream, I added a little marsala wine to the mushrooms. It just seemed that with butter and egg yolks, the cream really wasn’t necessary. What is it with the French and . . . → Read More: FFwD: Creamy Mushrooms and Eggs

Kale, Feta and Onion Quiche (in an Olive Oil Crust)

Kale, Feta and Onion Quiche (in an Olive Oil Crust)

I am very enamored of the Kale and Onion hand pie at Lauretta Jean’s. I’m trying to limit myself to one every other week, because when the pastry is that good and flakey, you know there’s a lot of butter. But, I think I have found a way to have the flavors a bit more often — Kale, Feta and Onion Quiche. And the best part? The crust is still delicious but made from a mix of whole wheat and white flours, as well as olive oil. . . . → Read More: Kale, Feta and Onion Quiche (in an Olive Oil Crust)

A Fall Brunch: Smoked Salmon, Capers & Cream Cheese Quiche

Smoked Salmon Quiche

On Friday jwa brought some home some seafood graciously supplied by his friend Kevin at work (previously, he had been given some Crab that Kevin caught while crabbing). This time it was some freshly-caught salmon that had then been smoked here in town.

My initial idea for the smoked salmon was bagels and cream cheese but then I remembered this quiche recipe that I made all the time in the late 90s. It was a recipe from a 1996 issue of Cooking Light magazine and it might sound kind of weird, but . . . → Read More: A Fall Brunch: Smoked Salmon, Capers & Cream Cheese Quiche