This recipe has a typo, which is why it comes out weird for some folks and why I only gave it 3 stars. It's supposed to read something like, "enough milk or cream to equal 1 1/2 cups" - meaning you put three eggs in a 2 cup measure, beat them up, then add milk or cream up to the 1 1/2 cup line. That's way different from 1 1/2 cups of additional milk!
The recipe was in Julia's "The Way to Cook," I had it for a long time and relied on that recipe for all of my quiche variations. The original recipe would have gotten 5 stars from me.
I love this recipe just as is however, my husband doesn't like the consistency of quiche. So we compromised. I use 7 eggs and only 1 cup of cream. I also added some diced ham. It is great and my husband is happy with the consistency and flavor. Thanks for the recipe.
I only had a 9" pie dish and I couldn't fit all of the liquid in the dish. There is no way a 8" crust would work. It's still in the oven but I can tell that it won't be done in the stated time. Should be more specific on the liquid amount. I used 2 cups of half & half but even at 1 1/2 cups it would be too much. I'm dissapointed and it isn't even out of the oven yet.
sad to say Julia let me down on this one :( I made two quiches following this recipe. One exactly as written, and one useing low fat milk for me, and adding some mushrooms. I'm no quiche expert but both came out soft creamy and soggyish. The cheese was actually more firm in the quiche then the egg. I cooked both quite a while longer then stated and they still just never set properly. Just seemed like to much cream for the egg ammount. Sorry.
This was really good and well received by family and friends. I followed the recipe with the exception of adding broccoli to the mix. I found it took a bit longer to cook than stated but that may be due to my addition. Made for February: Afternoon Tea and Light Suppers: The BIG Tea-Party.
This recipe is so rich and tasty! It has become a weekend breakfast staple at our house. You can use it for company too and everyone always loves it. We add in trimmed, sauteed spinach (about 1 cup) to add some extra nutrition. You could also add crumbled bacon or ham. The recipe is great as is though, it has a very lovely flavor all by itself. Pair it with a salad and a loaf of crusty bread and you've got a satisfying lunch or even supper! Thanks for the awesome recipe!