Sunday, November 30, 2008


Photo: Marianne Le Carrour

As promised I want to share some yummy recipes, definite holiday favs.

Spinach Quiche Lorraine


-1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
-6 slices of bacon
-1 onion (I use about a 1/3) sliced
-3 eggs, beaten
-1 1/2 cups milk
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line pastry shell with foil. Bake in oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil( carefully not to tear crust) and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until crust is set and dry. Remove from oven and turn down temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

2. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain and reserve 2 tablespoons of drippings. Crumble the bacon and set aside. ( I skipped this stepped and just microwaved the bacon then using extra virgin olive oil for the onion in skillet). Cook sliced onion in skillet with reserved drippings; cook until onion is tender and then drain.

3. In a large bowl, mix together milk, salt and eggs. Stir in bacon and onion. In a separate bowl, toss cheese and flour together, then add to egg mixture. Be sure to mix well. Pour egg mixture into pie crust.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick in center of quiche comes out clean.

Serves 8



-3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 1/4 cups plains flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of melted (unsalted) butter.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla


1. Beat the eggs then add milk, vanilla and water beating either by hand or mixing in a electric blender.

2. Sift flour with salt and gradually add to the egg and milk mixture.

3. Add the melted butter and blend thoroughly.

4. If mixing by hand, strain the batter through a sieve to remove any lumps.

5. Allow to stand for a least an hour before using. If to thick, add a little more water and mix well.

6. Pour one or two tablespoons of the batter (depending on the size of the pan) in the center of a hot lightly oiled fry pan. Tip the pan to spread the batter and cook until the top is dry. Turn over and cook for approximately 15 seconds on the other side.

**I served it by melting 4 oz of dark chocolate in a pan with a 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk. Then spread thinly on inside of  folded crepe, top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. 
Serves 12
While you are waiting and baking here is a fantastic holiday drink, I make it per glass. 

Sure Sherbet Punch


- 6 oz 7-UP
- 1 scoop lime sherbet
- 1 1/2 shots peach rum


Just put in all in a glass and watch the overflowing bubbles.



Anonymous said...

Leigh, I'd love some vanilla crepes right now... it's 11 o'clock at night and we're out of flour, otherwise I'd make them right away...

Unknown said...

I cannot wait until you try them, they are so good. Try them also with scrambled eggs and ham for breakfast if you get a chance.

Have a great night Agnes:) I just got into Mad Men, great series, catching up on first season.

Anonymous said...

my girlfriend would die for this quiche, perhaps i'll try making it for her. thanks for sharing!!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Thank you so much! The recipes are perfect...not too complicated that I don't need to pull my hair...hee ;)

Rachel said...

These recipes sound great! thanks for sharing!

LiPeony said...

Mmm wonderful recipes.. darn I'm hungry right now and I'm just warming my food =( ... I think I'll try the quiche first... since I've never had quiche before =D

Catherine said...

Ooooh, peach rum sounds delicious. Do you think 10 am on a Monday morning is an appropriate time to try the Sure Sherbet Punch?

Angela said...

oh i want pictures....can't wait for try the punch.

Jess said...

mmmm yummy recipes!

Anonymous said...

I like that picture! And boy thatz some mmmmm yummie receipes! n_n

Anonymous said...

Yay! I love Quiche! I'm totally going to try these recipes out...mmm quiche!

Anonymous social worker said...

i love spinach!
i wish I could cook/bake :(

ps: lovely picture

jaleh behtash said...

mmmm all of this sounds so good. especially that last one, peach rum is fantastic <3

Anonymous said...

Yummm...these sound fantastic!

georgia b. said...

oh, wow! they all sound divine! my dad was a big fan of sherbet. the last time he came over to my house before he died, i served sherbet, because i knew how much he liked it. it has been two years since he died, and i still have the sherbet in my fridge. i can't bring myself to get rid of it.

growing up, he always made punch on Sunday with sherbet in it--without the rum, of course. :)

i will have to make this punch in his honor.

thanks for sharing these.

Unknown said...

oooooooh, YUM. I just remembered I forgot to post my Peanut Butter Cups recipe ...will be doing that later!

*Thanks for the bag ad on your sidebar!!!!!! You're the best :)

Feisty Crone said...

The quiche sounds amazing. Of course, I'm a sucker for any recipe that calls for bacon and cheese.

Lilly said...

I love recipes and these sound great. I am going to do the crepes tonight!!!

Leigh said...

My mouth is watering!

Chris said...

Oh wow, these are some incredible recipes. Wish I had my stove hooked up (we're under construction). But I can make that punch. I'll have to give it a whirl, I'm salivating just reading the ingredients list! :)

withasianstereotypes said...

Thank you love for the amazing crepes recipe I've wanted to learn how to make them for so long! I <3 your blog.

with love, china le

Anonymous said...

I am gonna the pancakes this coming Sunday for sure. :-) Can't wait!


Oh yummy! I love anything SPINACH! xx

Thanks for your comment <3

Jessie Cacciola said...

Yey! this sounds amazing. p.s. I can't wait to see Revolutionary Road! :)

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