These little tender bites of quiche are perfect for a breakfast brunch, or on an antipasti platter. I use a mini muffin pan. I use a mixture of a couple different cheeses in my quiche, depending on what I have on hand, although that always includes a soft melting cheese such as Fontina or Asiago that I cut into small pieces, as well as a dried grated cheese like Pecorino or Parmesan. For color, I chop and scatter fresh parsley and basil into the quiche before baking, although you could also use chopped spinach as well. You could also add either diced, browned pancetta to the mini quiche, or finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes. I use a shortcrust pastry dough (recipe below), or a store bought puff pastry to line my mini muffin pan. Both work equally well and create a tender, delicious mini quiche.
For 12 Person(s)
- 1 Package Frozen Puff Pastry or Shortcut Pastry (See Recipe Below)
- 1 1/2 Cup Diced Soft Melting Cheese (Fontina or Asiago)
- 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Or Pecorino Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Parsley (Or Mix Of Basil And Parsley)
- & Pepper
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 4 Medium Eggs
- For Shortcut Pastry
- 200 grams All-purpose Flour
- 125 Grams Chilled & Diced Butter
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Medium Egg Yolks
- 2 Tablespoons Ice Water
- the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the chilled butter until dispersed throughout. Add the egg yolks and the cold water to the flour mixture and mix gently. Dump mixture onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth. Form into a disc and
- If using frozen puff pastry, allow it to thaw, then cut into circles to fit into the muffin tins. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut into circles to fit into the bottom and sides of your muffin tin. Bake 5 minutes. Cool.
- If using the shortcut pastry, take the dough from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature. Cut into circles to cover the sides and bottom of your muffin tin. Prick the bottom of the tins with a fork and bake for 10 minutes. Cool.
- Distribute the chopped herbs and diced and grated cheese between each of the pastry lined quiche bottoms. Beat together the eggs, cream, milk, and salt and pepper until frothy. Pour the egg mixture filling to just over half full. Bake until the egg mixture is set and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature before serving.
- Short cut Pastry Dough Directions
- Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the chilled butter until dispersed throughout. Add the egg yolks and the cold water to the flour mixture and mix gently. Dump mixture onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth. Form into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour.
- Great finger foods for any occasion. ~~~Enjoy!!