First of all, I want to apologize for not blogging on Friday. I am on vacation, and I planned on having plenty of time to blog, but then life attacked. I am visiting Indiana, and now I am caring for my grandparents due to a medical emergency. Needless to say, everything else went by the wayside while I was dealing with that. So, today I have for you the post that was originally slated for Friday.
I kept my trip to Indiana a bit of a secret because I wanted to surprise my book club. This month they decided on something a little bit different: we read a mystery book that included recipes. Everyone picked one of the recipes and brought it to book club to be enjoyed by all. Since I was keeping my visit a secret, I had to pick from the recipes no one else selected. That’s how I ended up with the quiche. For this recipe, you will need:
- Cream cheese
- Jarlsburg cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Cottage cheese
There are a few other ingredients in small quantities as well. This recipe can be found in the book Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson.
I was a little worried about this recipe because it starts off with making a cream sauce that gets added to the egg mixture. I don’t have the best track record with things that involve heating milk, so I felt this worry was justified. Turns out, though, it was very simple. I have never been as excited about cooking as I was when that sauce started to thicken.
I was also a bit weirded out by the cottage cheese in the recipe. I am not a fan of cottage cheese, so I wasn’t sure if I would like the final taste because of that. Again, I need not have worried. This recipe is delicious. I really liked the final outcome. With the ingredient list the quiche could have been heavy and overly-filling, but instead it was fluffy and not too dense. The flavors were great too. Everything came together beautifully.
This is not a low fat recipe, but darn if it isn’t delicious. Every recipe in the book was tasty. I wouldn’t suggest reading the book (I was not a fan AT ALL), but the book is worth it for the twelve or so recipes. Apparently the book is part of a series, so there are several other books, all with recipes. If your library carries them, it’s worth checking out.