Recipe: Schaffhausen Onion and Bacon Quiche

This is a traditional Swiss bacon and onion Quiche recipe. Its very easy to make (including the pastry!) and tasty too! The name Schaffhausen is the name of a canton to the North of Switzerland. One idea of where the name comes from is Schaff being derived from the word ‘schaf’ which is sheep. This may be because the coat of arms portrays a ram or ‘sheep’ on it. So it is probably literal meaning ‘sheep house’.

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Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 5 onions
  • 200g cut up small bacon pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 150-200ml cream
  • oil or butter to fry in
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pastry:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 70g cold butter
  • 200g plain flour
  • cold water as needed

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180’c.
  2. Mix all ingredients for pastry together then add a little water to combine. Add until its a tight dough. Place this flattened out and shaped into a buttered pastry dish.
  3. Cut onions into rings and sauté them in a little butter or oil. The add the chopped bacon until nice and crispy. Empty the onion/bacon mixture into pastry dish and spread evenly onto pastry.
  4. In a small bowl mix the cream and cornflour together. Add the 3 eggs and season to taste. Pour this mixture over the rest of the quiche filling.
  5. Bake the whole quiche for about 40 minutes until it has set.
  6. Serve hot with new potatoes and vegetables for a winter supper or with salad cold the next day for lunch.

Katy, The Good Life In Practice x

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