The observer

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“Observation transforms, the observed subject and the observer”

Creation begins, first of all, with an observation. The observed subject/object is interpreted by our vision. Vision is not only a simple recording with our eyes, which transmits the image to our brain; It is much more than that. This process is as personal as biological, permitting to ones to appropriate the subject…

We do not see things as they are, but as we are. Nobody will perceive the same thing in exactly the same way. During the process of creation we cannot necessarily re-invent, but we can change the way we look at something and re-interpret it in a different way.

Quiche Lorraine “The Observer”

Dough

  • 200g Flour
  • 125g Butter
  • 50g Almond powder
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt, pepper and pimento

Stuffing for the quiche  

  • Smocked bacon
  • 1 Leek
  • 1-2 Eggs
  • Cream
  • Nutmeg

Basil Chantilly

  • Liquid cream
  • Basil leaves
  • Mascarpone

Fresh herbs

Baby leeks

Fresh peas

Working Tools

  • Mixer
  • Kitchen aid
  • Pastry bag with a spout

Start with the salty dough. For this, mix all the ingredients in the order, as shown above, until you obtain an homogeneous dough. Let it rest in the refrigerator for about one hour. Then continue with basil cream: Mix with a blender the cream, the basil leaves and the mascarpone and sieve it. After, whip the cream and put the Chantilly in a pastry bag, fitted with a spout. Keep it cool until using. For the stuffing, sauté the bacon and the leek, season with a pinch of nutmeg and pepper. Mix the eggs with the cream (I recommend to use as much cream as eggs), season and mix with the rest.

Remove the dough from the fridge, roll it out and put it into a mold. Preheat oven at 175 ° C. Pour the bacon mixture on the dough and bake it for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile fry your vegetables.  After baking, let the quiche cool down. Then decorate with whipped basil cream and the aromatic shoots (your quiche should be warm but not hot, otherwise the whipped will melt!) Serve the quiche with vegetables …

Bon Appetite!

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