I still remember the first time I ever made quiche. It was in my food technology class in high school. I had never tasted quiche nor knew how to pronounce it properly. Since that lesson, I have made the recipe over and over again until I quiche-d out! Until one day, Mum came home with a home-made quiche her friend had prepared earlier. It was the best quiche I had ever tasted so I decided to recreate it. I love how this recipe turned out. It’s a little bit different as I added ingredients that I enjoyed but, that’s the fun with quiche. You can make it your own and still be able to please the crowd. These mini quiches will be a great nibble and a lovely addition to my #CountdownToChristmas series.
How To: Mini Quiche
Yields approximately 48 mini quiches
Note: You can make quiches in advanced and freeze them until needed. Just freeze unbaked quiches in cupcake tin to hold their shape. Remove from the tin and store them in a tightly sealed bag to minimise storage space.
What you’ll need:
– 1 Tbs. mixed herbs
|Stretch pastry moulds|
– 300 mL thickened cream
– 200g sliced olives
– 50mL milk
– 6 eggs
– Egg yolks (for pastry egg wash – 1 yolk per dozen quiches)
– 100g wilted spinach
– 1 diced small capsicum
– 200g diced bacon (substitute for whichever poultry you prefer i.e. roast beef)
– 100g diced ham (substitute for whichever poultry you prefer i.e. shredded chicken)
– 150g grated cheddar cheese
– 6 x puff pastry sheets (each sheet is sliced into 9 squares)
|Filled pastry cups|
1. Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees Celcius / 300 degrees Farenheit (fan-forced in applicable)
2. Grease cupcake tin with oil spray to stop pastry from sticking
3. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl
4. Add herbs, cream, olives, milk, spinach, bacon, ham and cheese to eggs and mix until well combined then set aside
5. Grab a 1 x 9 square of puff pastry and stretch edges until they fit into cupcake tin
6. Repeat step 5 until all cupcake tin is filled
7. Fill each pastry square mould with about 1 and a half Tbs. of filling – about 3/4 way up each mould until finished
8. Brush a bit of egg wash on the corners of each quiche
9. Pop into the oven for 30 minutes
10. Leave to cool for 5-10minutes before nibbling away!
This recipe is so easy to make and tastes delicious. As I said earlier, you can add whatever you like. Diced carrots, zucchini, corn kernels or mushrooms, you name it. If you feel like there’s too many ingredients and not enough saucy goodness, add a splash of milk and an egg! It won’t change anything apart from yielding a larger portion of mini quiches so, have a few extra puff pastry sheets handy. Hope you enjoyed this recipe and be sure to leave a comment below if you’ve tried this recipe out or about your best quiche experience.