Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Mini quiches

Earlier this month I received a package from my SBF (secret baker friend) and inside was a recipe for a savoury pie crust. I was really excited about this because I have never actually made a crust myself. Today’s flavours: ham and mozzarella.

I used half of the given recipe and got eleven quiches.
   
For the crust you need:

150 g of margarine (or butter if you prefer)
3 dl of flour
some lukewarm water
(a pinch of salt)

Rub together the margarine and the flour (and salt) until you get a breadcrumb like consistency. Pour in just enough water so that you can form a solid ball of dough like so.


I have salt listed as an optional ingredient, as I myself don’t like adding salt unless it is absolutely necessary. The reason for that being that I believe that my current diet has enough salt as is. 
 
Now, I wanted to try if my new silicone muffin liners would make the idea of quiche a bit more interesting. Naturally I thought that I could just simply roll out the dough and place it in the liners and just adjust if needed. The rolling part was a piece of cake, the lifting not so much. The dough started breaking apart and turned into a total mess. So I ended up rolling out the dough a bit and just pushing it to the liners in small pieces.

 

Wondering about the glass coated with flour? I don't own a rolling pin yet, so I used the glass as a substitute. Worked nicely.
  
After getting the liners ready I filled them with ham, shredded mozzarella and a mixture of about 2-3 dl of milk and two eggs. Helpful hint: do NOT fill your cups and then move them to the baking sheet. Found that out the hard way. 
 

After successfully getting the quiches in the oven, I baked them in 200°C until the middles were set. And here they are.


 I was nervous about removing the liners, but as seen here all went smoothly.


These were really tasty now I'm trying to think up more flavours. Suggestions?

3 comments:

  1. Hauskasti olet ohjetta lähtenyt soveltamaan! :)

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  2. Kätevä tehä tuollaisia pieniä piirakoita

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