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Sunday Brunch: Bacon, Leek, and Tomato Quiche

[Photograph: Robin Bellinger]

This morning when I stopped for a cup of caffeine on my way to the playground with my toddler, I noticed "quishe" among the edible offerings at our corner coffee shop. Would you trust a custard pie thus spelled? I was dubious, but fortunately I didn't have to rely on the local baristas; a homemade bacon, leek, and tomato quiche from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking was already part of my plans for the day.

If it's somewhat shocking to put an entire package of bacon into a single quiche, it's also, unsurprisingly, over-the-top delicious. I was worried that two eggs wouldn't make enough custard, but I wouldn't change a thing about the filling. The crust, on the other hand, got very slightly soggy; when I make this again, I will blind bake the crust before filling and baking again. The orange juice is meant to balance the whole wheat flavor, but to me, the effect was slightly too sweet and definitely not worth buying orange juice for; substitute ice water if you don't keep orange juice around. You could also swap in any flaky, savory crust you like.

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