Monday, April 4, 2011

MINI QUICHE

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In French cuisine, a quiche is an oven baked dish made with milk or cream and egg in a pastry crust. The . pastry shell is filled with cooked vegetables or  precooked  meat and cheese are often added to the egg mixture before it is baked.  It is normally served during lunch, dinner or breakfast according to your personal preference.

This is my first attempt baking a quiche. For a healthier choice, I had cut down the butter used but overall they are excellent and a big hit with my family.  Precooked fresh vegetables if you're using them but now I'd added canned corn kernel and green peas  for this recipe..


MINI QUICHE
Yield  9 portion

PASTRY
1 1/2 C self raising flour
1/2  C milk
5  TB butter
1 TB sugar
1/4  tsp salt

METHOD

*  Heat together in a pot, butter, milk, sugar and salt until butter is melted.

*  Remove from heat, quickly add the flour, forms into a dough..

FILLING
3/4  C  milk
1  onion chopped
5  TB  corn kernel
5  TB  green peas
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp oil
1/2  tsp fresh/ dried  basil
3/4  TB  corn flour
1/2  C  grated cheese
1  tomato cut for decoration

METHOD

*   Heat oil, fry onion until light brown, add corn and green peas.  Fry for a minute, sprinkle with pepper  and salt. Remove from heat.

*   Combine together milk and corn flour, make sure no lumps. Keep aside.

TO ASSEMBLE

*  Grease your muffin pan. Roll out dough, cut out into round using 2 in cookies cutter, Press dough into side and base of muffin pan. Prick bottom with fork. Preheat oven @ 180 C.

*  Place  1 1/2 tablespoons of filling, pour the milk mixture up to 3/4 full. Sprinkle grated cheese and basil, dot with small piece of tomato.

*  Bake  @ 180 C for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and filling is set.

*  Cool in pan 5 minutes, remove and cool on rack.

Linking to  Aspiring Bakers 6
Linking to  Quiche

38 comments:

Priti said...

Wow this looks awesome ...n so cute

Shanthi said...

Looks wonderful and gorgeous

Raji said...

Lovely recipe..bookmarked.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks so delicious..

jeyashrisuresh said...

quite an interesting one.came out very well

XingyMingy said...

I always feel that quiche doesn't have enough vegetables in it, and so I love your version! Liking the shape of the crust, too :)

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Scrumptious quiche dear! Aaaahhh so hungry right now ;)

Zareena said...

I love quiche a lot. And these mini quiche can be finished quickly..:)

Junia said...

i love your pastry shell - esp. with the crimped edges :D

Jaisy James said...

looks so delicious

Jaisy James said...

looks so delicious

Priya said...

They looks adorable and delicious..

Sushma Mallya said...

They looks so delicious, beautifully done!

Yat Maria said...

Kak TNT

this dish looks great kak, ai likeee...

Sarah Naveen said...

love quiche..looks so cute and yummy!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...looks perfect...

Federica said...

è sempre un piacere passare nel tuo blog..che bontà!!!complimenti!

aipi said...

OOO, they sound delicious n look soooo cute !

US Masala

Torviewtoronto said...

colourful quiche looks delicious

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Trick and Treat....looks so classy, something like in those classy restaurants.
You a graduate of The Swiss Finishing School? Ha ha.
I think 4 will do me fine.....
Your pastry really nice texture.....nice colour too.
Outstanding!.

You have a nice day, stay young.
Lee.

Juliana said...

Yummie, your quiche looks so good, with the peas and corn and the fresh basil...what a lovely treat. Have a great week :-)

Kankana said...

I love quiche a lot but the thought of making the crust scares me :) your looks fantastic ! Would really like if you could share it with hearth and soul hop in my blog- I am co-hosting the event !

Mom Chef said...

this is awesome :) First time here too. and happy to follow you..

Ayu Safieza said...

Owh...vege tart.....2 are not enough for me.....:)

An Open Book said...

totally love quiche..

Peggy said...

These mini quiches look fantastic!

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briarrose said...

Adorable....the crust is so pretty.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

such a wonderful starter and how colourful they look!

Nieza said...

wahh sedap ni kak..lambat singgah sini sure dh abis kan...hehe

Panchpakwan said...

So cute and delicious mini quiches..

Sneha Benny said...

I love quiche. I always make the non- veg version of it. Should try these ones. I have an award for you. Please come and collect it from my blog.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Quiche looks too good !!

Priya Sreeram said...

quiche looks perfect and i love their mini versions !

Santosh Bangar said...

perfect buns

Medeja said...

Its a great idea to make few small ones, they look so cute :)

Michelle said...

These look yummy! Following you now from a Thursday hop!
Michelle
http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

Marcella said...

Vanno benissimo sono veramente bellissime!!!!
Good luck!

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