Mushroom & Blue Cheese Quiche with Roasted Squash.

Thursday 5th May 2011

If I said, I could count on one hand the things I can do well, I would be exaggerating. But one thing I have learnt to do well is make short crust pastry. It’s one of those things that, the more you do, the easier it becomes and the better it gets. I kid you not when I say, it is very easy to make and yet it is something that people prefer to buy ready-made.

I have, and have had a fear, or apprehension, of cooking certain dishes or cooking with special ingredients. Like pasta for example. In theory it’s easy to make; just flour and eggs right? But I have only ever made it once. It was edible but the pasta maker remains in the cupboard collecting dust as I type. It just seems like too much hard work. Every time I see it in the cupboard I think about when I first started making short crust. It was as labour intensive as making the pasta. I know that if I did it more often I would get good at it. But alas, in the cupboard it stays.

I am going to make pasta again and I urge you to try making pastry.

And if you do already, ignore the above. πŸ˜‰

Zephy’s verdict on the meal;

“Nice…what is it Daddy?”



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4 Responses to Mushroom & Blue Cheese Quiche with Roasted Squash.

  1. Stef says:

    Okay, I am *so* guilty of this (i.e., being apprehensive to make itms from scratch like a pastry crust). I tried to make scones once, but the whole “cut the butter into the flour with knives” business was a complete failure. Same thing with irish soda bread, biscotti, and any other food item I’ve attempted that calls for the whole cut-butter-into-flour act.

    So I suspect I would fail your crust…. 😦 But the quiche looks amazing! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Stef. πŸ™‚

      I promise you, it really isn’t that difficult.

      Have you used your skillet again?

      • Stef says:

        I haven’t used the skillet again – there have been too many other recipes/food methods I’ve wanted to explore. But I suspect a frittata will be made again before too long… or perhaps an oven cake? Ooohhh, that could be good…. πŸ™‚

  2. Mistral Zagni says:

    This was a great yummy quiche. You do make a good quiche I must say.

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