Thursday, January 13, 2011


Quiche is a french recipe, baked in the oven with butter, milk and eggs in a pie shell or without the shell, in a greased pan. This recipe is my kids favourite. I love to serve them, because it is covering all the food groups mentioned in the Canadian food guide. It has dairy products from butter, milk and cheese. Protein from Eggs. Carbs from the flour that is used. Choice of vegetables can be added. I made a slight change in the normal baking process. I used the Pancake puff maker to make the bite sized quiche, for the convenience of kids. They love the mini size and enjoy it ! The bite sized pieces can be served in the cocktail parties too.. A lot of variations can be made with this recipe like Corn Quiche, Mushroom Quiche, Shrimp Quiche, ham and cheese Quiche.  Quiche can be served as breakfast or any time of the day.

All purpose flour -3 tbsp
Eggs - 3
Milk - 1/2 cup( adjust accordingly)
Butter - softned 2 tbsp
Cheese -  2 tbsp Grated
Vegetables : Mushrooms, Sweet red bell peppers,  Green peppers,  finely grated Carrot, Onions, Broccoli
approx 1 tbsp each, finely chopped.
Dried herbs -for seasoning, pinch like basil, tyme , tarragon
Baking powder: a pinch

Saute the vegetables with few drops of oil  for a min or two and let it cool.
Beat together eggs  and  milk, add  softened butter and continue to beat.  Add the flour stir it well  and  make sure there are no lumps. Add  dried herbs, salt , pepper, and baking powder and mix.  Add sauted vegetables give a quick stir and pour it in the greased pan .Sprinkle grated cheese on top and bake it in the oven at 350 degC for about 30 mins. or until the top layer is  sligtly brown . Test:  Insert a wooden skewer to check, if cooked. The skewer should come out clean.

Method for bite sized Quiche:
Heat the pan cake puffs maker and grease it with butter.  Pour the mixture into each slot leaving 1/4th space open for puffing. Cover it and cook it on medium to slow flame. Once you see the mixture cooked and the edges are slightly brown, it is time to flip.  Cook on the other side and serve.

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