Sunday, May 12, 2013

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche (Martha Stewart)

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
(Martha Stewart)

***Susan's Note:  For some reason, I have always been afraid of making quiche.  I thought it was too exotic.  It is SUPER EASY and will now become my go-to meal for friends who have had a baby or for easy pre-made breakfasts at home.  This recipe is delicious.  I substitute different veggies, like red bell pepper, mushrooms, or frozen chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed dry).  I do not use heavy cream - whole milk is fatty enough, thanks!!   Also, I use a premade frozen crust and pre-bake it.  Who has time to make the crust?  I understand quiche can be frozen quite easily, though I have never done it. ****


  • All-purpose flour, for rolling
  • 1 homemade or store-bought single-crust pie dough
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups medium diced yellow onion (from 1 large onion)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 pound broccoli florets, steamed until crisp-tender
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar (4 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly flour a rolling pin and work surface and roll out dough to a 12-inch round. Place in a 9-inch pie plate, fold overhang under, and crimp edge. Place a sheet of parchment paper over dough and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until edge is dry and light golden, about 20 minutes. Remove parchment and weights.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high. Add onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook until light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and cream. Add onion, broccoli florets, and cheese and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Whisk to combine, pour into crust, and bake until center of quiche is just set, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook's Note

To store, refrigerate cooled quiche, tightly covered, up to 3 days. To reheat quiche, cover with foil and place in a 325 degrees oven until warmed, about 15 minutes.

Ricotta Cookies

Susan's Note:
A wonderful parent (Mrs. M) made these for our staff for Teacher Appreciation week and they are addictive! Just out of this world. These are "cakey" cookies, so do not store them mixed with crispy cookies or the crispy cookies will get soggy.

Ricotta Cookies

4 cups of flour
2 cups of granulated sugar
1 cup of butter softened
1 (15 oz) ricotta cheese ( I use part skim)
1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp of vanilla extract

Mix all of the ingredients, dough will become very thick. Roll into 1 inch balls. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Icing
1 bag of confectioners sugar, 1/4 cup milk. heat in pot on stove, stir until creamy & thick. use a spoon to ice cookie.