Friday, June 15, 2012

Smoked Salmon, Dill and Goats Cheese Quiche

Smoked Salmon, Dill and Goats Cheese Quiche

This recipe comes from Simply Recipes.  Their site started way back in 2003 and was  highlighted as one of the 50 Best Food Blogs (February, 2009) Times Online. 

I was really pleased when way back in 2008 they chose my Valentine's Day Pavlova as part of a bloggers recipe roundup to celebrate all things 'romantic'.

This is a fabulous quiche, and I am a huge quiche fan.  You could say it's a posh quiche, but because smoked salmon always seems to be on offer these days, you don't need a special event to buy a pack.  I think the goats cheese took on a life all of its own - I am sure I scattered it over the filling better than that!

It is good enough for an indoor picnic, well lets face it, with the monsoon season in full swing, we are hardly likely to be planning the next outdoor picnic.
The quiche cuts well.

I always use Delia's method to line and bake a quiche, it produces a crisp light pastry crust and I have never found anything else to beat it.  Also, the pastry doesn't become the main event but allows the filling to be the star.


Jacqueline @Howtobeagourmand said...

Looks very tasty Maggie. Could milk or yoghurt work instead of cream? I'm trying to find replacement for cream.

Maggie said...

Jacqueline - Thank you for the comment - I mostly use either low fat creme fraiche or full fat creme fraiche these days. Milk can be used but I would sooner do a half creme fraiche, half milk mix. Milk doesn't really make a good custard base. I have never heard of using yogurt and unfortunately, I can't comment on that.

The Caked Crusader said...

Beautiful, my thoughts are turning to quiche as the weather warms up!

Zoe said...

Can't wait to bake this quiche for our coming Spring at down-under. This recipe is lovely.

Zoe said...

Forget to mention that I've also followed you via Twitter... Hope to be back again for your cooking and baking :D