First prepare the pastry, it would like to have a couple hours to cool, but see what time permits for you! Carmelized some onions as you turn the oven to 450 to preheat. Then roll out the dough to fit your pie pan. Add the ingredients to the shell: ham, onion, two or three different types of cheeses. The egg custard will be poured into this. My eggs are 5 local eggs, with 2 tablespoons of half and Hal (sorry, but fat is flavor, skim milk doesn't give you the same rise in the custard). Stir these with a fork, but only long enough to break the yolks and incorporate the milk. Overworked means rubbery eggs. Then pour into the shell. Use the back of a spoon to evenly distribute the eggs into the ingredients. Season the top of your quiche with ground back pepper, paprika, keep it simple. Now place it in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes at 450, turn the oven to 375 for another twenty minutes.