Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Quiche Lorraine by Alfred Hitchcock

episode seven -- quiche lorraine by alfred hitchcock
I woke up this morning in the mood for a hearty breakfast. A few days ago I came across this recipe for quiche that was a favorite of director Alfred Hitchcock. Since it seems relatively easy, I thought I would give it a try!

Ingredients for crust:
2 c. flour
1/2 c. butter
1 egg yolk
pinch of salt
1/4 c. cold water

Ingredients for filling:
2 slices ham, diced
1 onion, chopped
4 eggs
2 c. hot milk
salt and pepper to taste

First, combine the flour, butter, egg yolk, salt and cold water and work the dough together. Then, chill the dough for an hour. After the dough is sufficiently chilled, roll it out to line a pie pan or glass baking dish. Trim the edges with a fork. 

Next, for the filling, arrange the diced ham on the crust. If you prefer, use a half cup of pork sausage, already cooked and drained. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, beat the eggs with salt and pepper. Add the hot milk, beating with a whisk. Gradually beat the mixture over low heat, until it begins to thicken. Then, pour it into the pastry shell. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until filling is set and the top of the crust is golden. Serve at once. Mr. Hitchcock is waiting.
The idea for this recipe was inspired by an entry on lostrecipesfound.com, retrieved on December 11, 2014. I also looked at a demonstration video of this recipe on youtube.com before making slight modifications.

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980)[1] was an English and American film director and producer,[2] at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".[3] He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological…

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