Recipe Review

Martha Stewart’s Fresh Herb Quiche Is the Perfect Depiction of Spring

published Mar 4, 2022
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asparagus quiche sits finished on a table
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell
How To Make the Best Asparagus Quiche

Nothing says “it’s almost spring” better than a bouquet of fresh herbs. The pop of rich green color, the rustic aroma, the dainty stems and tiny leaves … it all screams spring. So when creative living guru Martha Stewart invited her more than 800,000 YouTube subscribers to brunch by showing them how to bake a fresh herbs quiche, it added a little spring to our step. 

While making a crust can seem overwhelming, Martha has faith in you. Her video breaks it down into easy steps, making it look like a piece of cake (or a quiche, in this case). Her version relies on cutting all-purpose flour with a bit of freshly milled rye flour for what she calls a “sweet and malty flavor,” as well as darker dough. 

She imparts all her wisdom for success, such as using cold butter and ice water, as well as quickly whirling the ingredients in a food processor instead of hand-mixing. Our favorite bit of advice is using plastic wrap to push the dough into a disk to keep your hands clean of its stickiness. Because she’s always extra, Martha uses a lovely Chinese paint brush to dust away the extra bench flour. 

After blind-baking the crust to ensure it remains crispy (she suggests lining it with crinkled parchment paper and filling it with dried beans), she pours the easy-to-make custard of eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and cream in and lays a pile of fresh herbs (think: chervil, dill, and flat-leaf parsley) just on top without mixing.

“They will find their place with no prodding or strain on your part,” she explained to those who will fight the urge to mix the herbs into the custard. She mentioned that you can easily add blanched veggies or cheese to this recipe, too. When it comes out of the oven, it’s a gorgeous spring-time meal with a beautiful crust and just the right amount of herbaceous flavor.

Take a look at the video below and get the full recipe here. If you’re looking for a more savory quiche, however, try this ham and cheese one.