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#1 Sun 19 Apr 09 12:31am

maddimouse

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difference between tarte and quiche?

Hello everyone,

been trying to find out what the difference between tarte and quiche is, but couldnīt find it. Could someone please be so kind and explain it to me?

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#2 Sun 19 Apr 09 12:32am

runwestierun

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Re: difference between tarte and quiche?

I think a tart can be sweet or savory, it just has to be made in a tart pan, but a quiche is savory made with eggs and milk.

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#3 Sun 19 Apr 09 1:46am

DebDiMaggio

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Re: difference between tarte and quiche?

i call it quiche with egg and tart with just veg.

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#4 Sun 19 Apr 09 11:00am

MsPablo

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Re: difference between tarte and quiche?

To me, a quiche is a dish that has a base of about this ratio - 3 eggs and 1.5 cups or milk or cream and whatever savory ingredients flavoring it.

I assume a tarte can have a different base, can be either sweet or savory.

I don't know if this is correct.

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#5 Sun 19 Apr 09 11:04am

maddimouse

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Re: difference between tarte and quiche?

Thatīs why Iīm confused, MsP, even wiki didnīt help me to find out what the difference is.

If I use a shortcrust as a base, some veg and a liaison of milk, eggs and flavours to pour on top, what is it then?

And what do I call it if I use not only milk, eggs and flavours, but also quark or anything else?

I sometimes thought itīs just two different words for the same thing.

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#6 Sun 19 Apr 09 1:19pm

Allora Andiamo

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Re: difference between tarte and quiche?

i'm with MsP...for me a quiche is always made of shortcrust pastry, filled with eggs,cream and something savoury, whether it be cheese, bacon, herbs or whatever !

Tarts (for me) are always shallower than quiches, can be made with puff pastry or shortcrust and can be filled with anything sweet or savoury (with OR without an egg/cream base)..
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#7 Sun 19 Apr 09 8:21pm

French_vanilla

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Re: difference between tarte and quiche?

Hi guys,

Quiche definitely has that egg/cream mix...

A tart is more delicate, and if savoury, could have a tomato base (passata) or cream cheese base maybe... but I would never add the egg/cream mix as this to me is for a quiche and nothing else...

Frenchie

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#8 Sun 19 Apr 09 9:15pm

madamada

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Re: difference between tarte and quiche?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiche

if this can help ............... I was interested on where the word comes from wink

and this('wink'

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/in … 514AAuR9si

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#9 Sun 19 Apr 09 9:24pm

maddimouse

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Re: difference between tarte and quiche?

Thanx so far..... Iīm still a bit confused but wonīt give up until it has finally clicked!!
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#10 Sun 19 Apr 09 9:31pm

madamada

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Re: difference between tarte and quiche?

ciao maddimouse, I suspect you are going to find out a new one called maddimouse-specialitā, if so tell us before you make a brevetto big_smile

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