Ah, Alfred Hitchcock, King of Suspense and King of Quiche. This was obviously a favourite as he supplied a quiche recipe to two different recipe books. I must compare both recipes.
Had a wonderful day on Saturday with lots of my old chums from the Walthamstow days. We sat out Ginger’s garden and scoffed the quiche then had a stroll down to the Cliffs Pavilion for a beer. It was a beautiful sunny day and it felt great to be in the company of people I am so, so fond of. We vowed to make it a more regular event. Definitely.
Hitch’s quiche was very good and there is a picture of it, half eaten, here. Actually, don’t tell Vincent Price but I thought Hitch’s method was better (no mucking around with baking beans) although maybe the flavour of Vincent’s was better (more salt I think). Maybe I can make a hybrid…
Definitely a hybrid quiche is in order. The Julia Child method calls for blind baking and I once dumped the dried beans out in my oven, where they proceeded to burn to charred lumps before the oven got cooled down enough to get them out.
Ha ha – I have spent many hours wondering if you can cook the beans after you have used them for blind baking and decided not. I have a special little pot with them in and they now live in a different cupboard to my other beans to save any bean errors. I have a little pile of charred Katherine Hepburn Chocolate Brownies mixture on the bottom of the oven that I must deal with at some point! If only ovens really were self-cleaning.
You can get these baking beads here that you use instead of beans (they’re ceramic). Let me know if you need me to pick some up for you.
Thanks my lovely, I’ve seen those here but weirdly I kind of like the idea of using beans…