Quiche, that culinary darling of the 1970s, suddenly seems to be appearing on menus everywhere.
At Empire Coffee and Pastry in northeast Minneapolis, quiche – truly impressive quiche, it must be said – has been a top seller since sisters Amy and Chrissy Kelsch opened for business in December.
And why not? “It’s a classic,” said Amy Kelsch, the shop’s baker. “I’m always surprised by the wide range of people who get really excited about it. You know, young dudes who walk in and say, ‘Wow, you have quiche.’”
What the restaurant industry might not want the world to know is that this open-faced custard pie is a snap to prepare, even for novice bakers. Here’s Amy Kelsch’s quick tutorial: