Friday, October 8, 2010

Chicken Quiche & Strawberry Cheese Cupakes

As my sister is visiting us and is around the house, she's demanded a lot of things for me to cook (kasi chancelah kata jadi bibik sebulan kan.. hehe). So, being the nice big sister that I am, I made a chicken quiche as our side dish for dinner today. I can't remember where I got the recipe exactly but I think I it was some time ago when Googled for a quiche recipe and as usual, I'd change the recipe a bit to suit my own tastes as well as adapting it to what I had in the kitchen at the time.



Pastry
220g plain flour
120g cold butter
1/2 tsp salt
About 3 tbsp of ice cold water
Or, if you're feeling lazy, you can always buy instant shortcrust pastry instead

Filling

1 Large Boneless chicken breast (sliced into bite-sized pieces)
5 Button Mushrooms
1 Onion chopped
2 Garlic cloves chopped
1 Red Capsicum
1 Green Capsicum
200 ml Cream/Milk
4 Eggs
Salt and Pepper to taste
Grated cheddar cheese optional as a topping


Place the flour and the salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes then add to the flour. Rub the flour and butter between your fingers till the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs. Add the water, continue mixing, then knead gently into a ball. Place in the fridge for about 15 mins.In the meantime, grease a quiche/flan dish (approx 24cm) and preheat the oven to 180C. Roll out the pastry and lay in the quiche dish . Trim the edges. Pre-bake the pastry case for about 12-15mins, then remove from the oven.

Filling

Gently fry the onion and garlic until soft and put in the chicken. Cook until brown. Then, stir in the mushroom until it's soft too and mix in all the peppers for a minute or so. This is to avoid the peppers from being cooked to retain its flavour. Season well with salt and pepper. Pour mixture into pre-baked pastry.  In a bowl, whisk all other ingredients and pour on top of the pastry and other filling. Bake for 40 minutes and the quiche should be done.



Now for the Strawberry cheese cupcakes for dessert. It's basically just a normal cheese cake with some added strawberry jam  in the mixture (for that slight hint of strawberry) and a little bit more for the topping. Oh, and some whipped cream for decoration.

7 comments:

Lady of Leisure said...

comelnya the strawberry cheese cupcakes tu.. kene bake jugak ke cheese cupcake ni?

Mummy Nana said...

Yang nie I bake.. ada org order ciskek so ada extra sikit..I masukkan dlm cupcase jek..

ERMAYUM said...

i rasa i pernah makan yg atas tu kat marche memang sedap but u buat mesti lagi sodap kan heeh

Gerimis Senja said...

looks yummy! Esp strawberry desert tu hehe. If u like desserts n stuff like that, u can check my fren's blog. www.chikabaker.blogspot.com, she bakes A LOT.

Anway, I cook too, but mainly for main course or entree' sumtimes. Not good in pastry n desserts lol.

Happy knowing a mum/accountant!

regards from sydney,
izulman~

Mummy Nana said...

Ermayum: HEhe.. mana ada sodap... bolehlah nak makan sendiri.. kat sini kalau beli kena yg vegetarian jek..so terpaksalah.. hehe eh xpe.. kalau dtg sini buatkan tuk u ok..

Izul: Thanks for droping by.. yup.. mmg suka sgt dessert2 nie.. eh suka mkn sebenarnya.. heheh..
Ur food nanpak sedap especially yg ikan kukus ngan udang grill tu..mmm.. kena cuba nie..
Accountant ye??? kat dublin ne mmg ramai mum/accountant... hehe..

Accountant jugak eh?

Gerimis Senja said...

oh? haha udang grill tu buat style thai twist skit, kalau kene perap lama lagi mesti sedap grill. Yang ikan kukus halia tu basically asas chinese cuisine, saya adjust skit hehe. tp mase masak tu mI dont have steamer so masuk dlm oven trus berair skit mcm tu :(

But still ok la, if got fresh fish n steam betul2x, mesti rase fresh n halia tu :)

yup accountant gk, hehe~

Mummy Nana said...

Izul: Nak try lah buat udang tu.. kalau ada kulit lagi sedap ke? Tapi nanti cheese tu xmasuk pulak kan dalam udang psl nak sprinkle last sekali... mmmm... And ikan tu good idealah bakar dlm oven yelah mana pulak nak cari steam besar kalau tak jenuh nak steam satu2.. by the timw nak tunggu next one yg lama dah sejuk xsedap pulakkan... Thanks...

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