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the power of boredom

Date: Monday, June 30, 2008
Time: 2:14 PM




Since 29th of June , i've been discovering the wonders in my house that have the power to tame my boredom . And this is what I discovered - Baking .

My restlessness steered me into the kitchen . Scanning through the many recipe books that my mum collected , I came to find one simple recipe in At Home with Amy Beh 3 which procedures i could imagine myself at and which used commonly found ingredients - Mini Tuna Quiche .


Seeing that i knew nuts about what quiches are and that making the pastry itself would already occupy my afternoon and also satify my appetite for salty stuff , i came to conclude that it would be the best snack to bake .

With my mind set , i got to work straight away.

Recipe for Mini Tuna Quiche
Ingredients for the pastry :
  • 50g wholemeal flour
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100g cold butter , diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp ice cold water
Ingredients for the filling :
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 30g onion , sliced
  • 3 egss , lightly beaten
  • 80g whipping cream
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese , coarsely chopped
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp chicken stock granules
Method :
1.Mix wholemeal flour and plain flour into a bowl . Rub in butter till mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs .



2. Add lime juice and cold water to form a firm dough . Place dough in a plastic bag and chill for 30-40 minutes .


3. Roll out pastry to line mini fluted flan tins or one medium sized fluted flan tin . Bake in preheated 180 degrees celcius oven for 15 minutes .



To prepare filling
  1. Combine eggs , whipping cream , onion , chicken stock , black pepper , tuna and cheese in a bowl . Mix well and pour filling into pre-baked pastry cases and bake at 180 degrees celcius for about 35 minutes or till quiche is golden brown and set . Add an extra sprnkling of fresh cracked black pepper on the quiche before serving .


I succeeded in killing time , i succeeded in finding out how a quiche tasted like , i succeeded in feeding my appetite for salty stuff . It was quite tasty . Everything was considered successful except ... the quiche looked like pimples with pus ready to be squeezed ... instead of having whitish pus it has dark-brownish pus .




Don't you just feel full and bloated looking at it ?



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