How to make quiche without double cream

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How to make quiche without double cream
Enjoy quiche for brunch, lunch or dinner. (Robyn Mackenzie/iStock/Getty Images)

Quiche is essentially a custard baked in a pie crust. A basic quiche recipe calls for eggs, cream and cheese, although a variety of fillings can also be added. The more traditional recipes call for rich double cream, but a reduced fat milk -- such as skimmed milk -- can be used in place of the cream with no flavour or consistency problems.

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Things you need

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 22 cm pie crust (prepared or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup cheese (optional)
  • Whisk
  • Filling ingredients (optional)
  • Fresh or dried herbs (optional)

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  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 180C or 160C for a fan-assisted oven.

  2. 2

    Whisk the eggs and milk in a bowl until combined.

  3. 3

    Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

  4. 4

    Pour the egg mixture in the pie crust, and sprinkle cheese (if desired) over the top of the quiche.

  5. 5

    Bake the quiche for 35 to 40 minutes. Let the quiche cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips and warnings

  • Any number of fillings can be used in this quiche: cooked meats such as chicken, ham, bacon or sausage; seafood such as prawb, crab or lobster; and chopped vegetables such as onions, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes or spinach. Aim for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 cups of filling ingredients for this recipe.
  • A variety of cheeses can be added as well, including cheddar, swiss or feta.
  • Fresh or dried herbs will add additional flavour to this quiche. Try rosemary, thyme or basil if you want to add depth to the taste of the dish.

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