Leek and Asparagus Quiche from Joy The Baker!

“You know what I love about cooking? I love that after a day when nothing is sure and when I say nothing, I mean nothing. You can come home and absolutely know that if you add egg yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. That’s such a comfort.”

Yes, it’s a cheesy quote from the movie “Julie and Julia” but it’s absolutely how I feel this week. Life has been rollercoaster crazy for me lately. It’s starting to slow down a bit (knock on wood) but I have MISSED being in the kitchen. It was such a comfort to be cooking yesterday. While this recipe isn’t egg yolks and chocolate, it is a classic combination of eggs, cream and cheese that comes together in a make your heart smile kind of way!

Wait! That’s not eggs, cream OR cheese? Nope, it’s asparagus and leeks sauted with a bit of olive oil. Don’t worry, the eggy, creamy, cheesy goodness is coming. I promise.

See. Feel better? Those delicious veggies went into a puff-pastry lined casserole dish and got a bath of eggs, cream and cheese! Now we bake it (at 350 degrees for 45 minutes) so it comes out looking like this…

Then, we make it pose for a pretty picture. Since you have to let it sit for a while anyway. It had nothing better to do…

Now, we EAT it! I might just be a little too excited about this part…

This fabulous Quiché is brought to you courtesy of the “Joy The Baker” cookbook and the equally fabulous Joy Wilson. (And as I am posting this on May 25th, Happy Birthday Joy!)

The recipe is super easy and super flexible – which I love! You can substitute almost any veggie combination and I’m sure it would be wonderful. There were several comments from the “Sundays with Joy” group about adding bacon too! Mmmm… bacon…

Anyway, if you’re looking for a great Quiché recipe, look no farther than page 39 of the “Joy The Baker Cookbook 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes”! It was certainly comforting to me, and I hope it will be to you too!

Till next time Foodies,
xoxox~ Sara

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  1. That looks SOOOOOO delicious! Clearly, I must get that cookbook! Thanks for the wonderful find!

  2. This is beautiful! I need to play with this one, I think… Thanks for sharing!

  3. very yummy!

  4. Marianne

     /  May 25, 2012

    Your quiche looks yummy!

  5. I really like the idea of puff pastry as the base for this delicious quiche.


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