This cheese quiche, with its red and green accents, is pretty for the holidays—or the other 11 months of the year. Photo courtesy UmamiInfo.com.
Cheese Quiche Recipe
A Quiche With A Fall & Holiday Filling
Take a look at the inside of this lovely quiche. The bright red and green remind one of leaves of fall, or the red and green colors of the holiday season. Quiche can be served at brunch, lunch or dinner, and mini-quiches can be served as cocktail hors d’oeuvres. Recipes can be varied easily to make them vegetarian, to include shrimp—whatever the occasion calls for.
This recipe was originally titled “Cheese Flan.” The words quiche and flan can be used interchangeably. Flan, the Spanish word for a type of custard, is used by the British to describe a sweet or savory custard tart (and other types of custard dishes); whereas quiche is the French word for a savory custard tart. (See our Custard Glossary for the many different kinds of custard dishes.)
Whether you want to call this savory recipe quiche or flan, cream and eggs are needed to make the custard, and a pastry shell is required. (See our Custard Glossary for the different types of custard.) Then, any variety of ingredients may be added:
As with pizza toppings, one can create the quiche or flan of one’s dreams.
In France, quiche is served for luncheon or a light supper, along with a salad, bread and white wine. Or, it can be the first course for a more elaborate dinner.
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