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Old 11-24-2013, 01:28 PM   #41
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A quick search on "Christmas Quiche" brought up the recipe below, which looks very festive. I'm not suggesting you replace your ideas with this one, but I'm thinking that if you want your creation to LOOK as well as TASTE like Christmas, then the cherry tomato and rosemary design on top might do the trick.

A-Z Quiche: merry christmas quiche

Yes Steve, very much in the spirit of what I was going for!
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:36 PM   #42
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Okay, well today was the day of the experiment and I have to say it went pretty well.

I used baby sprouts, which I gently steamed and then halved or quartered so that the pieces were more or less "pea" sized. They were tender and "mild" flavoured but still have some texture.

When it was cooked, the top was still a bit pale. So I did what any self-respecting home cook would do and took a blow torch to it!

I made a "holly" garnish along the lines of Steve's pic, using slices of tomato and whole sage leaves. Pics are before and after blow-torching...
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:42 PM   #43
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Very nice, Katy!
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:48 PM   #44
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Very nice, Katy!
Thanks PF! And the even better news is that it actually tastes very good indeed! (I'm taking in sample slices for the two people who requested it in the office tomorrow - I'm sure they had no idea I would actually attempt a quiche with sprouts in it, but hopefully they will be happily surprised as they both love sprouts.)

Some people think I was being "pranked" but I can assure you I wasn't - simply rising to a challenge!
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #45
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Lovely, Katy!
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #46
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Lovely, Katy!
Thanks DL! I feel pretty pleased with it. I'm going to improve on the garnish for the "real" one - I think redcurrants would look pretty cool!
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Thanks PF! And the even better news is that it actually tastes very good indeed! (I'm taking in sample slices for the two people who requested it in the office tomorrow - I'm sure they had no idea I would actually attempt a quiche with sprouts in it, but hopefully they will be happily surprised as they both love sprouts.)
Looks great!

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Some people think I was being "pranked" but I can assure you I wasn't - simply rising to a challenge!
That really was a joke. Just something that occurred to me.
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #48
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Defo sage in the pastry that sounds great , or you could maybe do a stuffing type mix of sage, onion and breadcrumbs , wonder how that would work In the mix? I would finely shred the sprouts and stir fry them with small pieces of pancetta . Also perhaps some chopped cooked chestnuts, the type you buy in a vacuum pack ? It just looks like it needed a bit longer in the oven to colour it more or finish it off under the grill .

For presentation I would unashamedly use a sprig of holly and present it on a Christmassy cake board .
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It looks beautiful Katy! You did a lovely job indeed. I hope you'll forgive the bit of fun about the sprouts, as I'm sure those who like them will really enjoy your masterpiece.
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Beautiful Katy. How do you like the crust with the sage in it?
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