A New Level of Brunch
For an easy and impressive mid-morning meal, whip up a fluffy quiche with Brie, bacon and asparagus.
Brunch quiche, that perfect combination of breakfast and lunch, allows you to merge eggs with just about any meat, cheese and vegetable assortment. It is also perfect because it’s so easy to make — just mix it all together and let the oven do the work. This version takes the perfectly savory combination of bacon, Brie, shallot and asparagus to a whole new brunching level.
The key to making sublimely fluffy quiche is to beat the eggs and milk almost to death. You want to get as much air whipped into the mixture as possible, which causes it to puff as it bakes. You also want to be sure that your contents don’t leak as they cook, so it is best to precook your components.
Not too long ago we had friends over one chilly weekend. They had recently gotten engaged, and I wanted to offer something both scrumptious and fancy to celebrate. They weren’t arriving until later that morning, so I created this recipe to feast and toast to their engagement. Side note: This recipe goes great with Champagne!
My friends were very impressed with the meal, and it seemed like I had put more effort into the meal than I actually did. You can certainly make your own pie crust, but for the sake of keeping it simple, I purchased a prepared pie crust. I have tried many quiches in my time, and they usually have ham and cheese, sometimes spinach and mushroom, but I wanted to make this one feel more elegant and celebratory with fancier ingredients.
The next time you want to serve something sophisticated but easy for brunch, try this quiche. Feel free to change up the ingredients if you don’t like something or have dietary restrictions. Just about any creamy white cheese would complement the bacon and asparagus. You can certainly use turkey bacon instead of pork bacon, and if asparagus is not your preferred vegetable, then artichokes would be a great substitution. Just be sure to whip the egg mixture vigorously and precook the liquid out of your added ingredients for a fluffy and tasty quiche.
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Photography by James Stefiuk