Autumn Quiche

Autumn for me is apples, pumpkin (or butternut squash, whatever), cinnamon, tea, and using the oven after months of heat. As you probably know if you follow me on Instagram , it’s autumn in Madrid. The mushrooms are out, the roses have hops, the leaves are turning.

And so yesterday I decided that it was also high time to make something with pumpkin and using the oven. Pumpkin pie – it’s too soon. That’s more thanksgivingy. But a pumpkin quiche? That, we could try.


The first thing to do is make your puff pastry. If you make it yourself. But if you buy it, like I do, then you can start with the pumpkin. I’m going to say “pumpkin” here, even though it could be a butternut squash or any other squash. Just bear with me.

So, chop up you pumpkin and toss with oil, salt, pepper and, if you have it (or if it’s not pouring and you can be bothered going out to the garden to get it), rosemary.


Put it in the oven at 180^C, covered with aluminium foil.

Now chop up the bacon and cook it…dsc_2537

…until it’s crisp


While all this is happening, cut a slice of parmesan.

Now eat it. You have the time.


When the pumpkin is completely cooked


add some nutmeg and cinnamon and blend it


add the two eggs


the grated pecorino


and then blend some more! Taste for seasoning and adjust.


Spread the bacon on the bottom of the puff pastry


and pour the pumpkin mix on top


forty minutes later, the quiche should be ready.


A word of caution – let it cool before you slice it. Or else it might look like this:


instead of this:



About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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