I haven’t made the beef daube that everyone’s raving about this week, as it got pushed back in our schedule by Kevin’s lovely version of this gluten-free red curry soup – no complaints from me, though, as this has become a favourite. I’m planning to get to the daube later this weekend.
Instead, I’ll take this opportunity to catch up on a dish from the beginning of November that I made and photographed, but didn’t have an opportunity to post. Quiche has become a standard dish in our household, not least because Dorie’s tart dough adapts so well to gluten-free flour. This time, I made an olive oil version, as I forgot to pick up butter when I got the ingredients for the quiche. I was surprised at how well it turned out, though the dough wept a little olive oil – next time I make this substitution (if there is one), I’ll use a little less.
I deviated from the recipe for the filling, too, adding bacon (I couldn’t help myself) and substituting smoked cheddar for the Gruyère (it’s what I had on hand). I used all cremini mushrooms, because they were the nicest available that day. I added extra shallots and significantly more cheese than called for in the recipe, as well.
That’s what I love about a good quiche recipe – it adapts to whatever you have on hand and whatever your taste buds decree. What I especially appreciate about Dorie’s recipes is how well she explains technique, so that when we do vary the recipe we can do so with confidence.
My gluten-loving family loved this quiche, experimental gluten-free, olive oil tart dough and all. I might be making another for just Kevin and me, soon, because there’s a beautiful cave aged Gruyère at our local food co-op right now that’s calling out to me. After the daube, of course.
You can find many other blogged descriptions of this week’s FFWD recipe here: Mushroom and Shallot Quiche