I do my best work in the shower. I’m not sure what it is about being in a lather, but I have my best ideas there. I've practiced my married signature, named my children and written countless blog posts on the steamed up glass in our ensuite. This morning was no different. I was solving the world food supply crisis* when something interrupted my train of thought. Gee my breath smells awful.
Continued scrubbing and introspection lead me to the realisation that if my breath smelt like that I would likely be dead. The water I was cleansing myself with was less than clean. Something has climbed into our water tank and shuffled off its mortal coil.
Showering in eau de death is a far cry from the the salubrious QT where I spent the weekend at the Problogger conference. Equally this healthy edition of quiche is about as far away as you can get from sharing a late night plate of room-service nachos in bed with my roomie Em from Have a laugh on me.
crustless besan flour quiche
50g butter, melted
½ cup besan flour (also known as chickpea flour, garbanzo flour or gram flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups milk
1 cup grated cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Go crazy and choose about three cups of fillings for your quiche. So far some of my favourite combinations are:
bacon, silverbeet, capsicum and leeks & smoked trout fillets, spring onions and corn
Combine the butter, besan flour and baking powder and whisk quickly. Add the beaten eggs and milk and whisk again. Then add the grated cheese and the toppings of your choice and stir to combine.
Pour into a greased pie tin and bake at 180°C for 45 minutes to an hour. Resist the urge to peek at your creation, opening the door before the forty minute mark will cause your quiche to sink.
Why besan flour? Because it's packed full of protein, folate and a swag of other vitamins and minerals. Folate is particularly important around here at the moment because the girls are getting taller before our eyes. It's also gluten-free for the coeliac cookers among us.
So Bearhands and I spent the afternoon with our heads inside a giant concrete cylinder looking for cadavers. We haven't had any luck yet but it could be worse right? My breath could actually smell like that!
was your Tuesday glamorous?
what's your favourite late night post-grog snack?
* My thoughts were less lofty than that.
It was likely more of a 'will I get one more day out of my hair' conundrum.
Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me says
I remember tank water growing up on a farm, can't recall a dead thing in it though, but dad probably just didn't tell us! That photo of us munching on nachos is GOLD - I can't even recall you taking that - oops. Ahh the old 'just one more day without washing' decision - a shame I can't rock a hat very well otherwise I'd be wearing one every third day 🙂
Will Cotterill says
It looks mouth watering recipe!hmmm. I'm starving now! Thanks for sharing this recipe!;-)
I swear I dreamed about this quiche last night.... yuuuuum. x
Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit says
I love quiche! The idea of a crustless one is even better ... Thanks for sharing!
Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
I bet Em made the best rookie! Sounds like you had a blast, though how could you not I guess? Love the recipe as well, thanks for sharing
Keeping Up With The Holsbys says
You know, I've never cooked with besan flour. I love it, just never used it. You've inspired me to be daring and bold!
Hope you find offending dead smell, and it's not a bad tooth.
Unusual combo choice for title! Very catchy 🙂 God those nachos (and the amusing company) look bloody fun - reminds me of my days of midnight feasts - thanks for the recipe - LOVE a good quiche!
Amanda - it was lovely to meet you at Problogger and thanks for keeping that Em under control hey! I was a bit put off by the combination of quiche and cadavars, so glad you explained. I will try Besan flour (I'd never heard of it). Mum is coeliac and I don't think she knows of it either. If I could get my hands on dumplings as a late night, big night snack I would probably sell me soul.
Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel - Seana says
I'm a late night nut eater... except when there's dark chocolate.
This quiche looks marvellous. All the best with finding the dead bodies - yuck!!!
And hey! Where was my invite for late night nachos??? 🙂 x
Lara @ This Charming Mum says
At least you have something to blame for your morning breath. I, on the other hand....lol. The quiche looks really amazing!
Kirsty @ My Home Truths says
You are a crack-up! Now this is exciting - as a newly minted coeliac (just diagnosed this week!) it's very encouraging to find a gluten-free recipe to try straight up. Might try this baby out this weekend - thanks for sharing Amanda!
Amanda, only you could combine cadavers and quiche in the same post, love it!
I bet yours and Em's room was the funnest (is that a word?) in the whole place. x
Tara~gluten free hart says
Loving the recipe. Loving the humour. A lot. Will share and link back x
(PS) and you never know, eau de death could catch on.. hmm maybe not
Katie (@mumabytes) says
Looks delish!!!! My mum is Indian and she uses besan flour a lot. I love a good quiche...will totally be giving this a try. Hope you had a great time at the conference - from afar it looked like a blast and so informative. Have a great week! Katie 🙂
Well I totally had to click on the link with that title. I can only imagine what a disgusting feeling that must be to realise you are showering in the water of death. Gross.
But you know, great segue into a quiche recipe.