Yes I am somewhat obsessed with picnics. And Picnic food at that. There are certain foods that are just made for picnics and tarts and quiches are one of them. Earlier, I gave a recipe for a Picnic Quiche where you can make your own meltingly good quiche crust. You could of course use the same pastry for this one but for this recipe, I’ve just specified a sheet of shortcrust pastry.
I finally broke out my packet of ceramic pie weights. A few months ago, I asked my mother in law to make me some as she does ceramics but after trying to explain these to a non baker (a raw foods enthusiast to be exact) it seemed altogether easier to buy them. I’ve started noticing that we seem to incorporate more and more vegetarian food in our diet nowadays, not because we are turning vegetarian (there’s absolutely no chance of that, I like eating meat too much) but in an effort to try and eat more vegetables. I won’t say try and be healthier as the amount of cream, pastry, eggs and cheese puts any claims of that to rest.
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