Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer Peaches and a Flashback to 1974

Gentle Friends today is Baking Tuesday and so I'll share what I baked up on Sunday.   The super market and Farmers markets are just chockablock full of beautiful soft summer fruits so I had to get some peaches and do something - I found a recipe on AllRecipes for a Peach Coffee Cake II - I made a few changes....  I upped the peaches from 4 to about 6 cups...

I also changed the topping - I switched the white to dark brown sugar, added a goodly amount of nutmeg, 1/2 C of rolled oats and upped the pecans to a heaping 1/2 C. - and this is what popped out of the oven...

and Sunday evening, just to make sure it was alright I hacked into that sucked for a tatse, Rico scooped some black cherry ice cream as a topping (vanilla would have been a better fit, but when all you gots is black cherry you go with it).....

...even as it was coming together I thought this is way more cobbler-esque than coffee cake, but warm with some ice cream, it was damn good!!  A perfect Summery treat!

Now for the second part of the Post title - one of the things I took away from my mom's house in January was her big binder Recipe Collection - and in that binder is a quite tasty Quiche recipe.  A little back story, my parents where big Bridge players, like heavy hitter Bridge players and my Mom was a SaHM.  As a SaHM she had time to play Bridge and she was part of a long standing Bridge Club that met every two weeks at different players homes.  A part of the Bridge day was a break for lunch.  This recipe was one of my Mom's Bridge playing friends, Gloria Miele (pronounced Meelee).  I have used it as a basic recipe for years from a copy I made a long time ago.  What promted all this was a pound of bacon in the refridgerator we had thawed out for BLT's, but never made.... now I am not going to waste good bacon, but what to make with it, a Quiche.  Here's Gloria's Recipe for - direct from the yellowed 3 x 5 card -

Gloria Miele's Quiche Lorainne

Preheat oven 400 - Bake for 35-40 Min.
1/2 lb Bacon, fried crisp & diced
1/4 lb grated Swiss Cheese
4 Eggs
1/2 - 1 C milk, evaporated
S & P, Nutmeg, Paperika

Beat Eggs, stir in other ingredients, dot with oleo.  Pour into pie shell

Maryland 1974 - Excellent!!!

That's the recipe, and it can be doubled to make two Quiche's.  It is quite good and super easy to make, basically mix and pour.  I do things a bit differently - I usually make one quiche, but double deep and big.  I use heavy whipping cream and not evaporated milk, I like to use a pound of bacon and I like to saute an onion to mix in.....

... so I got everything together and hauled out my big 12" spring form pan, and rolled out a thin pastry shell - then as the receipe states "I stirred together the ingredients" and poured them in..... for this big of a Quiche I used 5 eggs, 1 lb of bacon (less the piece I ate), 3/4lb grated Swiss/Emmentaler cheese 1 3/4 C Whipping Cream, 1 big onion sauted, quite a bit of nutmeg and lots of S&P

and with this being so deep and big, I turned the oven down a bit to about 325 and baked it for alomst an hour and out popped ......

... this beautiful puffed up Quiche!!  I let it sit for about 10 minutes and then took off the ring and slid it off the bottom....

..... Rico made some great crunchy tater-tots for a side dish and I hacked up the pie....

.... so this giant sucker was dinner last night, lunches today and will be dinner with a green salad tonight.  I love it when something can serve for a few meals!!

That's about it for today sports fans.  Not too much on the LK Mystery stitching front, I have been working on an Exchange that will go out on Thursday, and put together my next to projects - Christmas things!!!

Take care,


  1. OMG everything looks delicious! Where did you learn to cook like that? I want some of that quiche right now! When can I come up to your house for dinner? LOL

  2. Delicious...I swear I gain a pound or two everytime I read your posts, LOL!

  3. Both recipes look wonderful!! Peaches are so good right now. I have some old recipes my Mom wrote. They are priceless to me.

  4. I really enjoy your blog. You are a very talented cook and baker. Something I long to get back into.

  5. Edgar! Holy cow! Yummy stuff..many thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Wow! Fantastic cooking going on at your house! That quiche recipe is especially calling my name. Yum!

  7. Great recipes! I do love me my peaches : ) I have never had a quiche. It looks delicious! I am going to have to bookmark this post so I can refer back to it. (The black cherry ice cream looks good too!)

  8. Wow your peach coffeecake and the quiche look yummy! I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  9. That looks so good I can almost smell it!!!

  10. Holy Moley everything looks deee-lish! Will try your quiche recipe Saturday... Yum!

  11. Yum yum....time for a snack..your posts make me be naughty lol

  12. I heartily agree Edgar, vanilla vanilla vanilla and only vanilla ice cream for that peach dessert! Quiche looks amazing too, nice snaps. Wishing you a splendid celebratory trip to France ~ Bon Voyage!