Mini picnic Quiches

If you go down to the woods today your in for a big surprise…… hey my Yummy mummies and Daddies.

Spring is picnic season. Even if its raining we are known to have a teddy bears picnic in the yummy household  (on a blanket in the kitchen).

Most recipes for  quiches involve ready rolled pastry.  I trawled the internet to find a butter-less home made one and couldn’t find one . Believe it or not even the lighter ready rolled  one can have up to 14 grams of fat in it.

My pastry is easy, rustic and has only 4 ingredients (plus one of them is water) fill with egg, milk, ham, and a handful of grated of cheese (or if your cheesey like me lots of cheese)!!! and finish with a circle of cherry tomato x scrummy

Ingredients (this will make 12 mini quiche,s)

  • 2 cups of plain flour (I just regular cups no fancy measuring cups)
  • half cup of water
  • 3 table spoons of Olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • splash of milk
  • ham
  • grated cheese
  • cherry tomatoes
  • fresh basil (optional)

Method

Pre heat your oven at 180 c gas mark 4 ,

In a bowl  sieve flour add a pinch of salt

make a well in the middle.

Add the oil and using a fork mix, the pastry will look like breadcrumbs

slowly add the half cup of  water (this is a guide you may need more). and mix until it becomes a dough.

roll in clingfilm and rest for around 30 mins in the fridge

Flour a chopping board or work surface and flour your hands!!!

Get your hands in and bring the pastry together in a ball, cut the pastry in half.
With a rolling pin or your cling film roll, roll out the mixture
With a glass cut out 6 circles
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spray a muffin tin with olive oil. (spray each individual whole and sides)

split the mixture into 6 and press each one into the muffin tin. This will look very rustic but trust me it works out in the end.

Make  each pastry as thin as you can with out leaving a hole!!! and prick with a fork.  blind Bake these in the oven (using rice or dried beans) for 20 minutes.
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while they are baking make the filling.

In a bowl whisk the eggs add a splash of milk, chopped  ham and good handful of grated cheese (think omelet) and some fresh basil. (optional)

Fill each pastry  with the mixture and finish with a slice of cherry tomato.

Then bake for a further 25 minutes until egg is set xxx No hidden baddies!!! only goodies xx one yummy daddy went off with a few today for his lunch. So you may have to hide them xxx 14272047566211427197344021 Enjoy and have fun yummy Mummy,s and Daddies xxx #

3 thoughts on “Mini picnic Quiches

  1. Reblogged this on oneyummymummy and commented:

    I amended the recipe a wee bit here, just by using cold water and blind baking the pastry. i also used fresh basil in the filling which made them extra tasty… (oh and snuck in some hidden spinage)

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