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Sunday, November 20, 2016

TWO-CHEESE BROCCOLI QUICHE





TWO-CHEESE BROCCOLI QUICHE

A delicious quiche.  I used the Miracle Dough to make the crust and divided the dough in half to make two quiches.  This one and a different one. You can, however, use the whole Miracle Dough for the quiche, if you like a very substantial crust, however, I thought it was just too much cheese - if you go that route, maybe use only 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese  and 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese in the quiche.

Miracle Dough: (enough for 2 quiches or use for 1)
(or see below for the grain-free version)
2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese (500 mL)
2 tbsp butter, melted (30 mL)
1 cup Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2 (250 mL)
1 egg, fork beaten
1/tsp onion salt (1 mL)
1/tsp granulated garlic powder (1 mL)
Quiche Filling:
2 cups broccoli florets (500 mL)
5 eggs
2.5 oz cream cheese (70 g)
1/tsp salt (2 mL)
1/tsp black pepper (1 mL)
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese (250 mL)
3/cup grated Mozzarella cheese (175 mL)
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

Miracle Dough:  In microwave oven in microwaveable bowl, melt Mozzarella cheese.  This took 2 minutes in my 1200 Watt microwave oven.   Be careful when removing the bowl with molten cheese. Add melted butter. Place Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, page___ on top. In small bowl, beat egg with fork.  Add onion salt and garlic powder; beat again with fork to combine.  Add to Mozzarella cheese. Stir with a fork or mixing spoon to form a dough ball.  Knead a little to form a soft ball, adding a bit more coconut flour, if necessary.  Place on parchment or wax paper and using a rolling pin, roll dough out to fit a 9-inch (23 cm) quiche pan or simply a glass pie dish.  Place dough in quiche pan and up the sides (it will make a pretty crust edge – worth investing in a quiche pan with removable circumference.) 

In large pot, over medium high heat and in boiling water, cook broccoli until soft.  Drain well.  In food processor, process eggs, cream cheese, salt and pepper.  Stir in the broccoli, Cheddar and Mozzarella cheeses.  Pour this mixture over the raw Miracle Dough. Sprinkle top with bacon bits.  Bake 25 minutes on the bottom shelf and 5 minutes on the middle shelf, until golden on top.

Helpful Hints:  For a Grain-Free version, use a bake mix made up of 2 cups (500 mL) almond flour and 2/3 cup (150 mL) coconut flour.  Use 3/4  cup (175 mL) of the mixture.  Or, simply use 2/3 cup (150 mL) almond flour and 2 tbsp (30 mL) coconut flour for each batch of Miracle Dough (I have not tested this smaller version, but the Grain-Free Bake mix - yes!). I still prefer the Miracle Dough goodies made with the Gluten-Free Bake Mix, however, this is an very lovely option.

Yield:  6 servings
1 serving (with half the Miracle Dough)
322.9 calories
18.5 g protein
25.7 g fat
0.0 g fiber
3.8 g net carbs

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MIRACLE DOUGH TIPS: - Please note:USE BOB'S RED MILL COCONUT FLOUR FOR ALL MY RECIPES AND ESPECIALLY FOR THIS MIRACLE DOUGH - COCONUT FLOURS DIFFER GREATLY IN THEIR ABILITY TO ABSORB MOISTURE!  There are several variations of this kind of dough on the internet, but mine is different to all the others out there.  I am getting very adept with this dough.  Use a fork to make it come together.  At first it looks impossible (might even have strings of cheese in it), but keep mixing and then turn out on a cutting board.  Knead for a couple of minutes, adding a bit of coconut flour as needed to make a lovely elastic dough. The more coconut flour one can add (usually about 1 tbsp or a bit more), the more bread-like the dough becomes (more substantial).  Since coconut flour is mostly fiber, you're not really adding much in the way of carbs, spread over several servings.  I put the dough ball on parchment paper and cover the dough with plastic wrap and using a  rolling pin (sometimes I use my special small one for pie dough), roll it out with ease.  If at any time the dough becomes resistant to rolling, nuke it approximately 10  to 20 seconds and away you go again!

Here is a pic of the dough ball - lovely, soft and malleable!!


Mozzarella cheeses that I have successfully used with the Miracle Dough and The Sweet Miracle Pastry Dough as well.  I get mine from Price Smart in Central (technically South America) America, which is the same as Costco in the United States.

I tried this one a couple of times

I usually grate my own cheese using my 20-year old Braun food processor, which has a ton of gadgets - this is the cheese I use most often - looks like it might be very similar to the one above, however, I think they sometimes add something to their grated cheese to help it last longer.  I could be wrong.  CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE A BIGGER IMAGE.

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