Friday, July 14, 2006

Scrambled Quiche

A Recipe for a Power Cut

1.Take an appetite for quiche and find the recipe.
2.Locate ingredients.
3.Add an extra one not included in the recipe - a thunderstorm.
4.Make pastry anyway, the storm has passed over...
5.A few power surges later, heave a sigh of relief, the power is on again, the succulent creation can be baked.
6.After thirty minutes, realise that though the oven light is on, the quiche still looks decidedly runny.
7. Check temperature - only 100C/200F, apparently there is something called half power, which is why the lights were flickering too. Bother!
8.Swear under your breath and curse it for a bad idea to be trying to bake in a thunderstorm... but it was going to taste so good...
9.Abandon any idea of crispy flaky pastry. Now it is about having something, anything on the table in two minutes, before the children realise that supper is very late.
10. Throw liquid contents of quiche into a frying pan (thank goodness for a gas hob) and pretend you are cooking an omelette.
11.Mourn lost pastry, which is now a soggy apology soaked in egg mix. Decide to see if pastry can be cooked in a pan too!
12.Call children to table for a meal of scrambled quiche and fried pastry, with some bread and avocado on the side.

They ate it all up! The power eventually abandoned its efforts to stay on, so we had a cosy evening by the fire, reading by an oil lamp, then early to bed and no blogging...snogging not blogging! Sorry that thought just amused me, so I had to put it in, even though it lowers the tone.


  1. had the quiche been fully baked, the kids probably would have turned their noses up at it... the whole storm sounds absolutely delish!

  2. Sounds delicious regardless of the power cuts...and the little one's agreed! Hmmmmm...fried pastry...sounds like the making for a TexMex dish called fried torttias. The corn based dough is flattened and fried in oil in a pan, then filled with any combination of meat such as chicken , beef, tuna, peppers or eggs for that matter. Then rolled and topped with a salsa of tomatoes, chilies, cillantro, onion and garlic. Warms on winter days and can make the coldest blooded break out in a sweat. Your improvising culinary adventures are wonderful to read and so creative! I am in awe! I have cooked a meal in a fireplace ( steak and onions and mushrooms) on an ash laden grate and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. It was during a blizzard. No power or heat except the fire. Good memories of "dirty steak".:)


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