Bacon & Mushroom Quiche Recipe - a delicious and easy quiche perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bursting with juicy mushrooms, smoky bacon and gooey cheese. | www.happyhealthymotivated.com
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Bacon & Mushroom Quiche

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 4 large servings / 6 smaller servings

Ingredients

for the pastry

  • 1 1/4 cup / 150g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cold butter cubed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cold lard cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

for the quiche filling

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 360F/180C and grease a small quiche tin or the bottom of a small cake tin.
  • Stir together the flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Add the butter and lard and rub in with your fingertips until you're left with a breadcrumb-like consistency.
  • Pour in 1 tablespoon of water and stir. Use your hands and try to form a dough. Add the final tablespoon of water a few drops at a time and knead until a solid dough forms.
  • Roll the dough out until it's about 1/2cm thick. Use it to line the inside of the quiche tin and blind-bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  • Roughly slice the bacon, mushrooms and onion and fry in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  • When cooked, scoop out the veggies and bacon with a slotted spoon (to leave the grease behind) and place on top of the cooked pastry base.
  • In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and fresh chives. Pour on top of the bacon, mushroom and onion.
  • Sprinkle the top of the quiche with the grated cheese and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Notes

When making the pastry only add a little water at a time. You can always add more - you can't take away!