ffwD: Mushroom & Shallot Quiche

I haven’t been a big fan of Dorie’s tart dough in the past mainly because I never had enough counter space to properly roll out the dough. I always resorted to hand-pressing the dough into my mini tart pans. Not this time however. With my brand new marble countertops, I was able to attempt a proper rollout of the dough. It worked nicely with some effort seeing as the dough had been chilled overnight. I was also able to use my large tart pan that I purchased from The Wilton School over the summer instead of my five mini tart pans.

I will say that my favorite part of the recipe was the smell of the cooked mushrooms. Their fragrance was so intoxicating that I pondered eating them “as is” for dinner and just buying more mushrooms the next day for the quiche. But, I thought against it. The browned mushrooms looked so pretty that it was a shame to cover them with the egg and cream mixture. Fortunately I did because the quiche tasted wonderful. Buttery, earthy, creamy, savory. I could go on but I’ll opt for making another quiche instead!

This mushroom and shallot quiche was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

67 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hotly Spiced
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 06:57:17

    How lovely to have new marble bench tops. They are excellent for rolling out dough. I love mushroom quiche and I can just imagine the wonderful aroma coming from the oven as this is cooking xx

  2. kitchen flavours
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 07:06:26

    I love quiches and this looks delicious, especially with mushrooms!

  3. Food,Photography & France
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 07:10:12

    Looks very good – however, my eyes were actually feasting on the cool retro plate of which the tart is sitting. Nice post:)

  4. TrafficDiva
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 07:12:00

    Your description of how you made those mushrooms has made ME hungry. And I just ate..LOL!!! All that’s missing is a mimosa…Brunch Perfect! =)

  5. kitchen therapy
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 07:43:18

    The smell was my favourite as well! I had to keep swatting my husband away from eating the mushrooms.
    Your quiche looks great!

  6. Eileen
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 07:45:11

    Yum! My tart shell is ready, and this quiche is on the menu for dinner tonight. It’ll be a hard sell in this house, b/c my husband doesn’t really like most mushrooms. We’ll see how it goes. Your description definitely makes me look forward to it, though!

  7. Norma Chang
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 07:59:36

    Mushroom and shallots, one of my favorite combinations, smothered with cream and eggs, divine..

  8. albertocook
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 08:23:11


  9. Bam's Kitchen
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 09:36:00

    Lucky for you to have new marble counter tops. Now you really do have to take that leap and try some homemade pasta. Your quiche looks divine and your description of the mushrooms cooking is making me hungry. Take care, BAM

  10. Three-Cookies
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 10:00:12

    The caramelised top looks really really inviting

  11. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 10:51:17

    Mmmm. Now I really want to make a quiche. This one looks like an especially good combination!

  12. Alex
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 11:34:01

    I love how golden it looks!

  13. Choc Chip Uru
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 11:49:25

    What an excellent combination for quiche πŸ™‚

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Sprout Health Lifestyle
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 12:29:23

    Onions give me a headache but shallots are okay – so I usually stick to them because they add such a great little spice to dishes. Especially quiche! Yum!

  15. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 13:30:40

    It looks beautiful, and I love both shallots and mushrooms and this looks beautiful. I used to have tile counter tops where it was so hard to clean and not very user friendly. Cooking environment makes a difference when we cook. πŸ™‚

  16. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 13:46:18

    I have a piece of marble just for this purpose. I love what you’ve made, mushrooms are one of my favorite ingredients and it would be so “luxurious” prepared in this dish!

  17. Tammy
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 14:13:05

    I totally agree with you about how difficult it was to wait till the quiche was assembled and baked! So delicious.

  18. Jenn and Seth
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 16:26:19

    sounds like a wonderful dish!

  19. Geraldine Saucier
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 17:20:49

    How wonderful -marble counter tops. Your quiche looks fantastic. Everyone seemed to love this recipe. I need to get busy and make mine. Hope you have a nice weekend:)

  20. Balvinder
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 18:56:10

    I too love the smell and look of browned mushrooms. Too bad they are not visible in this quiche, would have tasted great.

  21. betsy
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 19:35:55

    You must love the marble countertop. You’ll have to make pastry crust every day (or at least, every week). Your quiche looks just perfect. This one is one of my favorite FFWD recipes so far.

  22. Liz
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 20:25:29

    Oh, your slice looks perfect! The crust still gave me a headache, but glad you finally now have the space and equipment for one big quiche πŸ™‚

  23. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 21:51:47

    Quiche is such a wonderful dish – so versatile and perfect for any meal. This one looks delicious!

  24. Betty
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 21:56:25

    I love quiche for supper- this looks delicious! So jealous of your marble countertops. πŸ™‚

  25. rebecca
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 22:29:15

    looks like the perfect quiche πŸ™‚

  26. FiSh
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 02:08:59

    true, i always love the beautiful lil mushroom in it, but it is covered by the layer of egg..

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  27. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 02:28:32

    New countertops and more space, thatΒ΄s good news! A big tart is so much easier to put together than individual ones. This is a wonderful recipe, and it looks perfect! Have a great weekend!

  28. libishski
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 02:53:40

    Mushrooms have got to be my favourite vegetable. This looks deliciuos!

  29. Tandy
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 04:25:30

    I could also eat a pan full of mushrooms! I would love a marble counter top for my pastry πŸ™‚

  30. Shannon (Healthiful Balance)
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 07:35:20

    It looks delicious!

  31. cquek
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 07:57:54

    look amazing and exquisite! What a gorgeous pastry.

  32. Rose
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 08:08:43

    Looks perfect! Is this your first go at tart crust in your new kitchen? How exciting!

  33. Karen
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 12:38:39

    New marble countertops have to give you a whole new lease on life when in your kitchen. The quiche looks great.

  34. Parsley Sage
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 14:01:29

    Another win for Dorie! Mushrooms are so delicious in quiche πŸ™‚ Glad this one worked out for you

  35. dulceshome
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 14:12:02

    How exciting, new countertops! Happy that you enjoyed this one. I have to admit, that I had more mushrooms than required for this dish, so I had sauteed mushrooms for dinner the evening that I prepped for my quiche!

    Your quiche looks fantastic!!!

  36. Mary Hirsch
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 16:27:30

    You’re right. Everything about this quiche was delicious. My kitchen smelled wonderfully also. Don’t you love your marble countertips. They spoil you for anything else. Enjoy the countertops and extra space.

  37. nana
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 18:12:40

    Beautiful quiche, we loved the combination of the mushroom and shallots.
    Will definitely repeat this one. Tricia and I thank you for your well wishes
    regarding hurricane Sandy, that was so nice. Have a great weekend.

  38. The Squishy Monster
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 20:32:01

    You’ve included some VERY appealing adjectives here, my friend and I’m salivating!!!

  39. Three Well Beings
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 23:12:18

    Sounds wonderful! I feel the same way about cooked mushrooms. I seriously love them. I would love to have marble countertops! How nice for you! I’m sure you’ll be baking up a storm of tarts, pies, and quiches just because you now can do it so nicely! πŸ™‚

  40. Ameena
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 08:02:38

    I love quiche pretty much any which was I can get it. This looks amazing!

    I hope you are having a good weekend my friend.

  41. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 08:33:14

    I always forget about making quiches – thanks for the reminder! what a great combo of flavors!

  42. Ronda
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 08:42:51

    What a beautiful looking quiche!

  43. Promenade Claire
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 08:55:32

    Oooo smart new kitchen worktops, fab! And what a classic recipe, you’ve reminded me that I haven’t made a quiche in ages, and now I want a shallot and mushroom one πŸ™‚

  44. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 11:31:32

    That looks amazing.

  45. Beth
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 13:24:32

    Your quiche looks terrific, and the description of the mushrooms is sublime! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  46. Jessica
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 14:17:36

    i love quiche it feels so homey


  47. Sammie
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 14:36:12

    That looks soo irresistable! I do agree with you. The smell of mushrooms is simply delissshhhh!! You did such a great job with this quiche! I’ve only attempted making quiches once and didn’t turn out too well. haha.. Will try again! πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing dear!

  48. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 17:22:00

    Wow your quiche looks great!! My husband loves quiche, I am always looking for new recipes to try πŸ™‚ Thanks

  49. Jennifer von Ebers (@SlimShoppin)
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 18:14:06

    That looks so good. I could make that and bring a slice to work for breakfast every day!

  50. Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 21:26:42

    Congrats on your new marble countertop. I’m super envious! The quiche looks amazing…add a bit of bacon and I’m there!

  51. Zoe
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 21:49:38

    We are huge fans of quiche and yours looks really good!

  52. eatinglikeahorse
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 00:36:54

    There’s nothing like home-made quiche; in a different league to those flabby shop-bought ones! Mushroom and shallot sounds so good – and I could just have mushrooms for dinner too πŸ™‚

  53. Recipe Junkie
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 04:46:43

    mmmm I can smell that from here – looks fantastic

  54. Cher
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 07:23:28

    Yes, there is something about the smell of cooking mushrooms…
    New larger counters sound like a treat πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  55. Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 15:56:17

    Such a scrumptious looking quiche… I could dive right in!

  56. Deepti
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 16:11:20

    Wow looks delicious! Yep life becomes so easy when we have a large countertop and large tart pan thats fits everything in… I love mushrooms when they are out of oven too.. lovely!

  57. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 20:40:50

    such a flavorful dish! can’t go wrong with mushrooms and shallots together

  58. Ryan
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 20:48:32

    Congrats on your new marble counters! It sounds like you have lots of delicious pastry in your future!! This quiche looks wonderful– the filling sounds especially good!!

  59. Cakelaw
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 01:31:12

    What a super looking slice of quiche! I am very envious of your marble counter tops – lucky you.

  60. 21stcenturyhousewife
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 02:37:53

    I love marble counter tops! Your quiche looks delicious and I like that it is vegetarian too.

  61. Katerina
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 03:47:04

    I love mushrooms and I love them even more in a quiche! A delicious piece!

  62. Elaine
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 23:07:54

    What a perfectly beautiful slice.

  63. Zeeona @ Basil and Strawberry
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 07:26:42

    I love quiche, and I have never made a mushroom quiche before, but I definitely will!

  64. francesca
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 08:46:47

    I wish a slice right now…


  65. Zen and Genki
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 13:56:27

    Everything about this sounds good!

  66. Franglais kitchen
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 15:57:25

    Wow I love quiche and this one looks wonderful – a lovely thin crust and I often make mushroom quiche but will have to try adding some finely chopped shallots.

  67. Inger Wilkerson
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 06:13:00

    I have taken to skipping the crust in my quiches–fewer calories and less work… Mushrooms and shallots would be an amazing quiche combo!

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