Wednesday, February 2, 2011

 Groundhog Day

To commerate groundhog day today JJ and I wanted to make a groundhog inpired lunch. I finally decided to make a quiche with a groundhog popping out of the center.

Quiche Recipe
  • 1 cup of chopped ham
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1 pie shell

Preheat oven to 375degrees Fahrenheit.

Blanche broccoli florets in boiling water and saute onion in butter. You can do this in the microwave by putting the broccoli in a bowl of water and cooking on high for 3 minutes and by putting the butter and the onion in a bowl and cooking on high for 90 seconds. 

Whisk 4 eggs, 1 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 2 tablespoons of flour then set aside. (You can use all milk, or even all light cream. I just had some heavy cream on hand that I wish to use.)

Layer cheese, ham, onion and broccoli in the pie dish. JJ really enjoyed doing this, and he like to taste test all the ingredients so that they past his inspection. 

Pour egg mixture into the pie crust until it is just under the rim. Then bake in oven for 50 minutes.

Groundhog Damper Recipe
  • Plain flour
  • Water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of baking Soda
  • Food dye to make the groundhog brown.
Mix flour, water, salt and baking soda in a bowl until it is the consistency of play-dough. I just eyeball it. Lay the damper on the counter and knead it. Form it into the shape of a groundhog. Bake it in the oven on a cookie sheet for 25 minutes at 375 degree Farenheit until it is sounds hollow when you knock on it. 

Cut a hole from the center of the quiche with a cup and then put the cooked groundhog in the center. Decorate his eyes, nose and mouth. 

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