I’ve always said that one of my (many) super powers is that I can whip up 72 mini quiches in under half an hour. That’s not bad, I reckon! These little wonders have been served at many a drinks party we’ve had – LOTS of family functions and they occasionally they get rolled out for dinner. I love that you can prep them in advance, freeze and reheat them, or demolish them straight from the oven. They can be filled with lots of hidden greens that my kids don’t realise – spinach, zucchini, mushrooms – use whatever you have!
The tiny size ensures that you can eat lots. The key to their success is to make sure that you have a good quality, non-stick mini quiche pan. If you have a good one, there’s no chance of sticking and washing up will be a breeze.
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
- 5-6 rashers bacon, finely chopped
- 1/2 bunch shallots, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 handful mushrooms, finely chopped
- 1 zucchini, finely chopped
- Chives, optional
- Salt and pepper
- 5 free-range eggs
- 150ml thickened cream
- 5 sheets puff pastry, defrosted
- Preheat your oven to 200°C. Use a small scone cutter to cut out small rounds of pastry and gently press into a mini (non-stick) muffin tin.
- In a fry pan, fry off all of the ingredients you have chosen to use. Fry up the bacon with the shallots and garlic until crispy. Add in the mushroom and chives with some pepper until crispy and dark in colour. Transfer to a bowl to cool down for 5 minutes or so.
- In another bowl, add in eggs and cream with salt and pepper and whisk until well combined. When the bacon mixture has cooled slightly, stir in into the egg mix. Use a dessert spoon to spoon the mixture into the puff pastry shells, making sure you get a good amount of egg and tasty stuff in each. Transfer into the oven and cook for 10-15 mins or until puffed up and golden.
- Use a teaspoon to get them out (saves your fingertips from getting burnt) cool slightly and then devour!
Beth of Baby Mac has been blogging since 2006 and made the move from the city to the country in 2010. On Baby Mac she writes about her family, life in the country, entertaining and recipes, interiors – with a good dose of humour on the side.