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How to make quiche without double cream

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

  2. Whisk the eggs and milk in a bowl until combined.

  3. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

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

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

  6. Tip

    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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Things You'll 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)

About the Author

Arlene Lauren began writing professionally in 2010. Her cooking, baking, nutrition and animal-related articles appear on eHow. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science in animal biology and a Master of Science in animal behavior and welfare, both from the University of Guelph.

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