(Recipe from the Thermovixens)
I was in a baking mood on the weekend and had some puff pastry to get rid of, so I decided to make some mini quiches to take to work for lunch during the week. This recipe takes a little bit more time to assemble than I would like, but that’s just me being lazy!
Note 1: This is a pretty flexible recipe. You can use a combination of veggies that you have lying around at home, like leek or corn, and replace the meat with ham or shredded chicken. Or even make a vegetarian version.
Note 2: I used a cup to make perfect little rounds of pastry like the recipe tells you to, but ended up wasting a lot! In future I’d cut squares of pastry out and let it stick out over the edges, which might look a bit messy but hey, people love extra pastry and you can always pull the ‘rustic look’ line out!
Note 3: The original recipe doesn’t include herbs, salt or pepper so I didn’t use any, but I think it will help the flavour (especially the pepper). Just remember that you also have a salty hit from the bacon.
1/2 a capsicum
A small onion
200g bacon (I bought diced bacon from the supermarket deli)
Dash of olive oil
100g grated cheese of choice (I used parmesan)
Dried or fresh herbs to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
- Place your capsicum, zucchini and onion in the Thermomix bowl and chop for 3 seconds/speed 4.
- Add a dash of olive oil and saute for 3 mins/100 degrees/speed 2.Set mixture aside to cool slightly.
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Line your muffin tin with the puff pastry. As you I followed the original method for this step, but would definitely opt for my messier, less wasteful way in future (refer note 1!)
- Add your eggs, cream, s&p, herbs and cheese to the TMX bowl. Mix for 10 seconds/speed 5.
- Divide your bacon/veggie mix equally into the pastry casings.
- Pour your egg mix over the filling. My cheese ended up at the bottom of the TMX bowl so I just scooped it out at the end and divided it equally on the top of each casing.
- Pop your tin in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Basically until it looks like this!
Pop them out onto a wire rack or a plate to cool, then enjoy! For me, quiches are great but need something tangy on the side like a vinaigrette salad or tomato relish/tomato sauce to cut through the egg and cream.