Friday, December 5, 2014

Mushroom And Bacon Quiche

When my son, Josh , told me that he is getting married next year, I feel elated and tears of happiness brimmed my eyes.  Isn't that what every mom would love to hear from their children ?  And last Saturday, the fiancee's family phoned to say they are dropping by for the weekend to discuss about the wedding. WB and I gave our house a quick spring clean :)  Normally , I would wait till a week before Christmas before I do a thorough spring cleaning. 

Since it was their first visit, I wanted to make sure that they enjoyed their stay with us.  I planned the meal well making sure I cooked their favorite dishes ( this I confirmed with my son's fiancee :p )  and the parents love quiches.  Thus I baked my popular mushroom quiche for the afternoon tea snack.  We normally have our afternoon tea at our garden table facing our tiny garden where my Zinnias are blooming.  There might be a lot of insects , moths, mosquitos at this time of the year but nothing that the mosquito repellant cannot do :)  And since the Zinnas are in full blooms, a beautiful sight to behold.   A serene place to have good conversations and discussion on Josh's wedding. Lots to plan and decisions to make early booking of wedding venue etc.

Sorry, I have digress again...I can't control my happiness with just the word wedding * wink ,,,okay now back to my mushroom quiche.  I used fresh button mushrooms and lots of cheddar cheese. and the beautiful part of the quiche is the pastry crust. I added cheddar cheese to the pastry making.  It has to be a special one to impress the future in-laws * wink wink   Guess what?  the quiche became the main topic instead of the wedding plans hahaha.....I hope you too will be impressed with the crust recipe  !

cheese pastry crust with yummy fresh mushroom and crispy bacon filling

love the aroma when you take it out of the oven...smell good !

love the crispy and cheese flavored good

Mushroom And Bacon Quiche 


For the crust
100 gm grated cheddar cheese
120 gms plain flour
120 gms butter ( melted )

For the filling

3 large eggs
80 ml fresh cream

200 fresh button mushrooms- sliced
1 red onions – sliced
60 gms thinly sliced bacon
40 gms grated cheedar cheese
120 gms grated mozzarella

a tsp ground of black pepper
a tsp of mixed herbs
some fresh dills


1.Preheat the oven to 200 ̊ C

2.Bake the sliced bacon for 7 minutes in the oven. Take it out and leave to cool.

3.Melt the butter.

4.Mix the grated cheese with the flour , add the melted butter and knead it into a ball

5.Grease the 9” tart pan with a detachable bottom .

6.Put the dough in and press till the whole tart pan is lined with the dough.

7. Saute mushroom slices with garlic and mixed herbs till cooked. Drain off liquid .

8.Beat the eggs together with the fresh cream , add in the mozzarella cheese, grated cheddar cheese and onions, sauted mushrooms, ground black pepper and some dills  to the egg mixture and mix together till well combined.

9.Crumble the bacon slices into the egg mixture and stir till well mixed.

10.Pour the filling mixture on the crust and spread out evenly.

11.Bake the quiche for 30 minutes or till evenly browned. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then serve with salad of your choice.

Happy Baking !


  1. Congrats, Elin! Gaining a daughter into the family eh? Your quiche is really lovely! The crust looks pretty good and I love the colour of your freshly baked quiche.I have bookmarked your recipe. I guess the future in-laws will look forwards to more delicious quiche from you :)

    1. Phong Hong, thank you . Yea, I am super happy to have another daughter in the family :) This quiche is special as in the crust. Hopefully I am still healthy to bake for them :)

  2. So happy for you....Congratulations to you and Billy, the happy mother and father in law. Congrats again.

    1. Nancy...thanks :) hehehe can't wait for my boy to get settled down and having his own family. My mission is accomplished liow :)

  3. Your son's getting married? Next year? When exactly? Inviting me or not? What about your girl? Double wedding, double happiness?

    I'm gonna get my girl to make this quiche. She tried one of yours, the crustless one or something, so nice!!! Not next week though - going back into the jungle for special holiday duty - maybe the week after.

    1. Arthur, the date havent' fixed yet...if you want to fly over , I will invite you but it is just a simple ceremony LOL! Keep it simple. Haven got the venue yet so everything is still just a say. No double wedding...Josh first. Joanna not graduated yet have to wait for her PhD :)

      Hope Melissa will try this quiche...

  4. Congrats, Elin! So happy for you! I suppose you will be busy preparing for your son's wedding soon, enjoy!

    Bookmarking the recipe now as my hubby is a cheese lover and he'd definitely enjoy having this quiche. :-)

    1. Thanks Grace, yea busy and full of anxieties !!!! venue not fixed and when venue fixed, have to see that the pastor is free to conduct the wedding ceremony....guest list to prepare and not to leave out relatives hahaha . Well, I guess everyone goes thru the same thing unless my son wants to engage an wedding planner :p

      This quiche is special...the crust is of cheddar cheese and flour..very delicious...I am sure your hubby will love it !