Thursday, December 11, 2014


Have you ever had something so good, you wanted to go home and recreate it? That's how I felt about the Spinach Quiche with Parmesan Peppercorn Sauce served at Meadow Brook Hall's Holiday tea.  I found a recipe for Parmesan Peppercorn Sauce, and prepared it for our dinner last night.  Today I'm sharing the recipe with you.

Since touring the Jiffy Milling Company in Chelsea, MI in February 2013 [which I blogged about here], I use Jiffy pie crust mix.  It's foolproof, fast, easy [just add water], light and flaky.  It's much better than a frozen piecrust, and at .69 cents a box you can't go wrong. I use the "Jiffy" Quiche recipe in the book they gave me when I toured the factory, and it's delicious.

~ Spinach Quiche with Parmesan Peppercorn Sauce ~

Parmesan Peppercorn Sauce
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup whole milk
1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt 
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Whisk the egg yolk into the cream and milk, and pour into a heavy saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until mixture slightly thickens [3-5 minutes].  Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and add cheese.  Stir until melted.  Add salt and pepper.

I poured my sauce into a gravy boat, but to drizzle it like they did at Meadow Brook Hall I'd use a plastic squeeze bottle with a wide tip.

The sauce takes quiche to another culinary level.  Thanks for the inspiration, Meadow Brook!

Since it was too late for caffeinated tea, I prepared Winter Palace Marzipan Rooibos tea that I purchased from The Rendezvous With Tea.  I've blogged several times about tea tastings I've attended there.  Rooibos contains no caffeine so it's great for evenings.  For me, however, it was an acquired taste, and I didn't care for it until I tasted Winter Palace Marzipan. As the name indicates, it contains almonds, and is very good.


  1. I have such fond memories of those Jiffy box mixes. My grandmother always let me bake a small cake from one, whenever I would visit. Quiche with a sauce sounds interesting!

  2. The quiche and that sauce sound truly delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I'd never have thought of putting a sauce on quiche until I read your review of it. I'm a fan of almond flavors, too, that tea sounds like a great choice.

  3. This sounds delicious! I really must give that pie crust mix a try, as a pie crust is one of those supposedly simple things that I've just never been able to master!


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