Sometimes you don’t want to have the usual boring toast or cereal for breakfast so these healthy breakfast quiches are the perfect treat for you to enjoy. This post will show you not only how to make a simple quiche but to make it fast and for very little cost.
This is a recipe for quiche with bacon and cheese but you can use any other ingredients if you prefer. Another favourite of mine is to substitute the bacon for spring onion. Which makes it vegetarian and a little bit cheaper to boot.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Calories per serving: 258
Cost per serving: £ 0.14p
120 g butter
180g plain flour
100g cooking bacon
100g mature cheddar cheese
120ml semi skimmed milk
Add the flour and room temperature butter into a bowl and crumb the butter into small pieces using either a fork or by hand by using a sprinkle motion to blend the butter into the flour with your fingers until it has reached a fine grain like texture.
The dry mixture should be form enough to stick together when pressure applied but will still crumble when rubbed.
Add about 4-5 dessert spoons of water to the crumbed flour and butter and mix into a dough which is neither too dry which will crack or too wet which will be sticky to the touch.
Wrap dough into clingfilm and place in fridge for 15 minutes. This will make the mixture easier to work with when it has chilled slightly.
Lightly flour a board or work surface and roll the dough into flat shape about 1/4 inch deep. Use a cup or round shape to make the pastry cases by pressing it into the dough. Cut out the shapes as closely together as you can so you can get as many cut out before running out of dough. When you have done this get the scrap dough and re-knead and re-roll the dough and repeat until you get as many rounds as you need.
Place rounds into a shallow muffin/pie tray and mold them to fit the shape of the tin. Place the tray with the pastry cases into a preheated oven set to 160 degrees or gas mark 3 for 5-8 minutes to blind bake the cases to stop them being soggy.
While the dough is chilling peel and finely chop onions. Chop the bacon into small pieces and add to pan with onions. Cook on medium heat until onion have browned and bacon is cooked. Grate the cheddar and add to the mixture after it has cooled.
Place the mixture into the dough cases when the cases have cooled.
When the mixture is in the cases. Break the eggs into a jug and add the milk, beat until the mixture turns a pale yellow colour and then pour into the cases.
Place the cake/pie tins into a preheated oven set to 160 degrees or gas mark 3 for 30 minutes until pastry begins to darken but before cheese topping begins to scorch.
Freeze for an on hand tasty treat.
Can be served with rice or fresh salad for a nice lunch.
Ideal for tapas