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Video:How to Make a Quiche Crust

with Lyn Jaynes

Learning how to make a quiche crust can be a good way to avoid buying a pre-made one at the grocery store. Here, see step-by-step instructions for making quiche crust.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Quiche Crust

Hi I'm Lyn Jaynes for About.com and I am going to show you how to make a quiche crust.

Ingredients for Quiche Crust

You'll need the following ingredients:
  • One and one quarter cups flour
  • One half teaspoon salt
  • One stick of cold butter cut into half inch cubes
  • And four tablespoons cold water

Instructions for Making the Quiche Crust

It is important that both the butter and the water be cold from the fridge and not room temperature. The cold temperature is crucial to the formation of the dough. Softened butter and lukewarm water will not set up correctly. First add the flour into a food processor followed by the half teaspoon of salt and pulse the blade two to three times to mix. Then add the cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.Be careful not to over mix, which would overheat the mixture and ruin it. Only pulse four to five times maximum. Turn the food processor on and pour in the water. With the food processor running, the mixture will rapidly thicken and begin to climb the walls of the processor.

Immediately after, the mixture will form into a ball. At that point stop the processor. Remove the dough ball and place it onto a piece of plastic wrap, lightly forming it into a patty and refrigerate for half an hour.After the half hour has elapsed, remove the dough and set it onto a lightly floured pastry cloth. Let sit for two to three minutes until slightly soft. At this point you're free to roll it out with your rolling pin. It's best to stay in the center of the dough with the roller and work from the middle out. Don't go as far out as the edges as they can become too thin.Fold the dough in half and then into half again and place into the quiche plate.Form the edges around the plate with your fingers.Then your crust is ready for the quiche mixture.Thanks for watching, to learn more visit us on the web at About.com.
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