Chive and Goat Cheese Quiche (and Second Podcast!)

June 5th, 2008

I am quite excited about this video! It’s a big improvement from my first podcast, if I do say so myself.  First of all, the video size is much smaller, so it should take about half the time to download (5 minutes or less, hopefully).  Second, I think this quiche is a little bit more photogenic than the scallion pancakes were.  Third, I think I did better this time at incorporating shots of the actual food, instead of just focusing on me talking (I mean, it’s fun to watch me talk too — but I think anyone who’s actually watching my podcast is probably slightly more interested in watching me cook).

And I am also very excited about this recipe!  I have to say, maybe it’s the vegetarian in me, but I love appetizer foods.  And breakfast foods.  And if you can find a dish that doubles as an appetizer AND a breakfast?  Please feed that dish to me.

But more importantly, this dish is seasonal, local cooking in its tastiest form.  My eggs, goat cheese and chives all came from the farmer’s market, and were incredibly delicious.  I think quiches might sometimes seem like wintery, hearty fare, but this dish just screams spring to me.

So let me know what you think!

Also, an a much heavier note, I want to mention this month’s Click competition at Jugalbandi.  The June edition of Click is dedicated to food blogger Briana Brownlow (of the blog Figs with Bri), who is battling Stage IV breast cancer. The theme for the photo event is “Yellow,” and it has been combined with a fundraiser to help her meet one year’s out-of-pocket medical expenses.

There are some great prizes being raffled off for making donations. After viewing the list, you can make a donation here.  The goal is to raise $12,000 and as I type this, they are almost halfway there already!

And last, the winners of the final three Haagen Dazs gift certificates are Karin (Comment #9), Jen (Comment #16), and SP (Comment #38).  I’ll be emailing for your addresses!

Chive and Goat Cheese Quiche from Sugarlaws

Chive and Goat Cheese Quiche

For the Crust:
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water

For the Filling:
2 large shallots
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup goat cheese
1/4 cup chopped chives
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup cream
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt

For the Crust:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all crust ingredients except the water in a food processor, pulse until the dough comes together.  Add enough water that the dough is one piece, but not sticky — no more than two tablespoons.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface.  When the dough is a large enough square, roll it up onto your rolling pin, and then roll it back out onto a fluted tart dish.  Press the dough into the sides and corners of the tart shell and trim the edges.

Cook the tart shell, covered with tin foil and pie weights, for about 25-30 minutes.  Remove from the oven, allow to cool, and use immediately or store for later use (will keep several days in the fridge, or up to a month in the freezer).

For the Filling:
Saute shallots in olive oil over medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until shallots have softened.  Spread shallots into the tart shell.  Spread goat cheese and chopped chives over the shallots in the pie shell.

In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cream and salt until smooth.  Pour the filling into the tart shell, put the tart shell on a baking sheet to catch spills, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until filling is set and the crust is lightly golden.  Allow to cool, cut and serve.

Serves 4-6 as a light brunch, or 9 as an appetizer.

Chive and Goat Cheese Quiche from Sugarlaws

Tags: appetizers · Breakfast and Brunch · food

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bee // Jun 5, 2008 at 8:55 am

    gorgeous entry. thank you.

  • 2 Kristen // Jun 5, 2008 at 10:02 am

    This looks amazing!  And I love that it’s square-shaped.

  • 3 VeggieGirl // Jun 5, 2008 at 10:36 am

    FABULOUS new podcast, Katy!! You need a show on Food Network!! :0)

  • 4 Kitt // Jun 5, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Yum! Quiche is good any time of year or day.

    My ice cream certificate arrived! Thanks so much! I’m going to pick some up tonight.

  • 5 Kristin at The Kitchen Sink // Jun 6, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Katy: The podcast is great!  And this quiche looks spectacular.  Can’t wait to give it a try.

  • 6 Garrett // Jun 6, 2008 at 10:49 am

    This looks and sounds delicious!  I just ran out of goat cheese yesterday, so I might have to make another run to the store and try this out.  Congratulations on the podcast!

  • 7 cookinpanda // Jun 6, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    The podcast and the recipe look great.  The podcast definitely downloaded much faster this time.  And was in general much smoother.  Good job!

  • 8 katy // Jun 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    thanks guys!  despite my website suspiciously crashing for the ENTIRE day yesterday, i’m glad some of you could actually watch the new video!  🙂 now to get started making the next one…

  • 9 Christie @ fig&cherry // Jun 7, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Good on you Katy! Another fab video post and recipe. x

  • 10 Jen // Jun 7, 2008 at 3:30 am

    How perfect, I just picked up some fresh chevre a day ago; oh and I emailed you back about the ice cream. yay!
    The message had gone to my spam, but never again.

  • 11 Donald // Jun 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm


    You have just upped the anti! I wanna do one of these! Waaaaa :-O

    Nicely done on the quiche; and REAL men DO eat quiche.

  • 12 emily // Jun 7, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    looks absolutely fabulous!! starting june 27th would be happy to be a cue-card holder!!

  • 13 katie // Jun 9, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Anything with goat cheese cnd chives – breakfast, lunch, dinner…nah, wouldn’t last that long!

  • 14 Fig & Cherry Video Post | Fig & Cherry // Jun 12, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    […] This year I’m working on video posts of some of my recipes. Some other food bloggers already do this, most notably, Katy at Sugarlaws who has two super cute ones under her belt already, check them out here and here. […]

  • 15 Peter // Jun 17, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Katie, I understand you’re half Greek? These quiches look lovely…immaculately presented too!

  • 16 katy // Jun 18, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Peter — I am half Greek!  Thanks so much!

  • 17 Christy // Jun 24, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Is this the quiche we had on Sunday? It was SO good!

  • 18 goat cheese // Jun 25, 2008 at 3:36 pm

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  • 19 White On Rice Couple // Jul 14, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    OMG Katie! how could I have missed this video?
    It’s awesome!!! you look so fabulous and great in the kitchen!  I need to see more of you and your dishes! hurry, lets get a campaign together and tell everyone at food network about the sugarlaws cooking videos!

  • 20 shah // Jul 17, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    hi katy – i was wondering what kind of goat cheese you use here? i am always flummoxed about purchasing goat cheese because while i love what i have at restaurants (the creamy variety that accompanies grilled vegetables), i don’t know which one to buy – there are so many kinds! So, please tell me what kind you used here, or which kind is acceptable, etc. Thanks! Your recipes are excellent, and I make the honey-maple granola about twice a month (including last night =), but i add almonds and coconut as well).

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