About Mimi’s Cafe

Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood cafe offering French Inspired American comfort food. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France. Since then, the team has launched new dishes reflecting the culinary traditions of fresh ingredients, bistro classics, and American comfort food. There are currently 97 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 18 states in the U.S.

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Quiches

Two types of Quiche and French Onion Soup at La Madeleine French Country Cafe.


Choices are:

  • Quiche Florentine - eggs, spinach, and Swiss in a delicate pastry shell
  • Quiche Lorraine - eggs, ham, bacon, and Swiss in a delicate pastry shell.


FLORENTINE QUICHE
La Madeleine Copycat Recipe

4 eggs
1 1/2 cup half and half or whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup ham diced or cooked, crisped bacon, chopped (optional)
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped and loosely packed
1 1/2 cup shredded cheese – Swiss is traditional
1 (9 inch) pie crust round – refrigerated or from scratch

Place pie crust in 9 inch shallow pan. Bake for 12 minutes at 350. While pie crust is baking, prepare remaining ingredients.

Whisk milk, eggs and seasonings until just mixed.
Chop ham or bacon and spinach. Place meat in the bottom of the pie crust. Add spinach and cheese.
Pour milk and egg mixture over the ingredients in the pie crust.

Bake at 375. Check for doneness at 35 minutes, bake additional 5 minutes if needed. Quiche is done when a table knife inserted in the middle, comes out clean. Do not overbake. Let set for 10 minutes. Quiche will continue to cook as it cools. Can serve warm or cool completely.


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