Can I put candles on a quiche? Letter to my little brother…

Well, he is not so little anymore, today he is turning 17…  I still remember that day what he was born, it was a Wednesday too.  Life happens so fast, specially since I left France.

It is one of the heart-breaking part of being 6000kms away from your family…  You do not get to share happy moments, you do not get to bake them a birthday cake, or know what exactly to get for them…   You are far, he has grown, he is not a little boy anymore.  It is sad to be missing somebody like that, it is like if you heart has an open wound. IMG_7159 - Copie

My little brother, I wish you a ”Bon anniversaire” and hope you are having a great day!  This is one more cake I owe you, you better make some room in your stomach one day!  I miss you and I am a proud big sister, you have become a handsome man and I wish you all the best for the years to come!   In the meantime, have a blast, I love you!

I do not have a cake so I am wondering, can we put candles on a Quiche?   Haha, maybe not!  As promised in the beginning of the week, you can now use your new skill, make a pie crust and then a Quiche.


A few suggestions:

  • Can be served in winter with a soup or in summer with a salad
  • Your pie crust can be flavored with some poppy seeds or your filling with some herbs
  • Can be served as finger food for parties or in one pie mold Quiche


Yield: 8 servings


  • For the crust:
  • - 100g of soft butter
  • - 200g of flour
  • - 60g of milk
  • - Salt to taste
  • For the filling of the Quiche:
  • - 1/4 of cup of chopped green onions
  • - 100g of chopped ham
  • - 3 large eggs
  • - 240g of milk (1cup) (some use sour cream or heavy cream)
  • -  2 hands-full of grated cheese, ideally Emmental
  • - Salt and pepper to taste


  1. For the crust:
  2. Mix the butter, the flour and salt together until it is crumbly.  Add the milk at once and mix gently to form a bowl of dough.  Don’t over-work it, just enough so all the crumbs are all picked up.  Roll it (add a little bit of flour to prevent from sticking but very little) and place onto a pie plate.
  3. For the filling:
  4. Once the pie crust is placed, add the green onions and the ham, spread it so it is heavenly distributed.   In a bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk (or sour cream or heavy cream), add salt and pepper to taste.  Pour carefully onto the pie crust.   Sprinkle with the cheese.
  5. Cook in the oven 30 minutes at 380F.  Allow to cool down before serving.


For a 9 inches pie dish


15 thoughts on “Can I put candles on a quiche? Letter to my little brother…

  1. These little beauties not only look gorgeous, they taste delicious!!!! Very flavourful! Thanks for this easy recipe. Your tribute to your brother brought tears to my eyes.

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