Real men make quiche. Recently I was bored, looked in the fridge, I had a couple of dozen eggs, cream, a lightly smoked very lean bacon, forbidden cheddar, mushrooms, we always have butter in the freezer, the perfect cold day to make quiche.
The pastry was a variation on Mary Berry's grated frozen butter, flour, salt, a little cold water and an egg. Americans don't usually put an egg in pastry, it works. Pastry is really alchemy. You mix together simple ingredients and make something devine.
The filling was 7 eggs, a chunk of grated forbidden cheddar, onions, mushrooms and bacon lightly fried, a dash of heavy cream.
I blind baked the pastry for about 20 minutes at about 400 degrees F, then added the filling and baked at about 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, turned the oven down to 300 F for another 25 minutes.
It was good, very good.