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Souper Quiche

I have recently taken up yoga in my attempt to “counter” all the sinful forces that are lurking in my blog here. And in my journey to yoga-dom, i was introduced to the term “yogic power”.

But instead of taking in that word, and listening to what it signifies, i giggled foolishly in class. Geez, I must have came across as a moron, disrespectful of Yoga and its terms. But please,  please forgive me, for that was not at all my intention. You see when i heard the word “yogic power”, my mind wandered to public parks and stealing picnic lunches, a power possessed by YOGI Bear.

Yogic power. Yogi Bear’s power. See the connection?

Seems like everything eventually comes around to food in here.

Predictably, for today’s post, i had picnic lunches in my mind. While sandwiches are probably the most common items, so are pies. But i decided to take on the savoury road on this one.

and made a broccoli and ham quiche.

As mentioned before, i am not much of a cook. I was therefore more than happy to pop open that can of Campbell soup and SPAM for this. Easy Peasy right?

But before you go all judgemental on me, let me redeem myself by telling you that i did make that pie dough, and boiled those broccolis.🙂

And what came out of this homemade crust and storebought cans of food was indeed a very beautiful union. The custard was able to set up so perfectly. It was silky smooth and was yet firm enough to slice through. It’s almost like the squares of soft, Japanese tofus you see in supermarket, only waaaaay more tastier.

The custard was not only creamy, but it was so full bodied and rich. With Campbell soup, i dont think you can err in terms of taste. They must have spent a gabazillion dollars and years upon years of research perfecting that.  You can be sure to bank in on that.

As for the crust, i have used Martha Stewart’s patee brisee, which almost always produces the flakiest and tenderest of pie crusts. It’s one of my favourite pie crusts recipe to date.   

So between the reliable Martha Stewart pie crust, and the uncontestedly delicious Campbell soup in the custard, this quiche is soupberply good. In fact it is so good that i am thinking of organizing a picnic lunch around it.

For Pate Brisee Recipe, Click HERE

For Filling Recipe:

Taken from Cooks.com

4 eggs
1 can (10 3/4 to 11 oz.) condensed soup
1/2 c. light cream
1 c. shredded cheese
SPAM
1/2 c. Broccoli
1. In medium bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Gradually add soup and cream, mixing well.

2. Sprinkle cheese, meat and vegetable evenly over pie crust. Pour soup mixture over all. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F. 50 minutes or until center is set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.
* Note: I blind baked my pie crust before adding in the custard and baked it a second time.

  1. May 19, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Stop saying you’re not a cook. You are too! This looks wonderful.

  2. May 19, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I totally associate yoga with yogi bear also. Which is why I just can’t bring myself to do it. 😛

    This quiche looks delicious! And I agree with Greg up there…if you can bake then you can definitely cook!

  3. May 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    The quiche looks so perfect! Yum..yum..

  4. May 19, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    You may have persuaded me to try a quiche this weekend… It doesn’t look too hard…

  5. May 19, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Oh, can you explain what ‘blind baked’ means, please?

    • crustabakes
      May 20, 2011 at 3:36 am

      Hi Courtney,
      Blind baking is when you pre-bake the pie crust first with weights to make sure it doesnt puff up. I usually line my pie crust with parchment and fill it up with uncooked rice as weights.
      This step ensures that your pie crust wont get soggy. After the crust has been baked, then i proceeded to pour the campbell mixture, and send it back to the oven again to cook. Happy baking !

      • May 21, 2011 at 1:20 am

        Thank you!!

  6. May 20, 2011 at 2:55 am

    So yummy! Quiche has always been my favourite savoury pies!

  7. May 20, 2011 at 8:48 am

    looks so rich and yummy! i always love quiche but never ever made one hehe…

  8. Wendy ^_^
    May 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Yummy looking!! What type of Campbell’s soup did you use, chicken broth? I can’t wait to try this🙂

    • crustabakes
      May 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm

      Hi wendy, i actually used the cream of chicken. I think you have to go with something creamy instead of clear for this quiche.

      • Wendy ^_^
        May 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

        Awesome, thanks so much ^^

  9. May 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    you know, i havent tasted a quiche before, therefore i cant imagine how the texture is like but what i see , your custard filling is indeed very smooth. With this, will you need another round of yoga?

  10. May 21, 2011 at 4:16 am

    This would make a lovely picnic- really fancy. I bet Yogi would love it in his pick-a-nick basket as well.🙂

  1. May 26, 2011 at 3:38 am

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