Squiche, also known as a sweet quiche, is the newest trend to hit the brunch table. For those who are not familiar with this delectable dessert, it's a close cousin to a custard tart, but less sweet and with the density of a savory quiche. It's also really simple to make—in whatever flavor you desire.
I choose to start out simple and make my squiche vanilla-flavored. I used heavy whipping cream to give the squiche its richness, but you can also use milk if you prefer a lighter version.
This type of sugar is important in certain recipes because it melts, and therefore gets incorporated more quickly than granulated sugar. Don't panic if you can't find it at your local grocery store, though, since you can make it simply by grinding up granulated sugar for a few seconds in a food processor or a blender until it's super fine (but not powdery).
Pour the cream along with the vanilla into a pot. Heat on medium heat, stirring occasionally. While the cream is heating up, in a separate mixing bowl, use a whisk to whip the yolks and sugar together.
When the cream starts to boil, take it off the stove, and let it cool down for a few minutes. Once the cream cools, add it slowly to the egg yolk mixture, and stir until incorporated.
Preheat your oven to 375°F, and slowly pour the mixture into your pie crust.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until there is a slight wobble in the middle but the edges are set. When it's done, grab a bunch of friends (or just yourself) and dig in!
Now that you know how to make a simple vanilla squiche, it's time to experiment with bigger and bolder flavors. Try a Moroccan-inspired one with hints of saffron and mint and sweet notes of dried apricot. For those of you that prefer green tea everything (hand raised), make one Japanese-style with matcha powder and a kick of wasabi.
In the video below, SORTEDfood shows off the two flavors mentioned above, as well as a Vietnamese-style ginger and lemongrass variety. Start off at the 5:20 mark to jump right to the squiche-making process. Really, you can pretty much experiment with any flavor combo you can think of—the possibilities are endless!
Now that you know the secret recipe for making squiche, let us know in the comment section below which flavor you made, and how it went!
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