I was trying to make a quick quiche the other night for dinner, and didn’t have a base/shell ready to use. I had some slightly old bread, so I thought I’d give that a go. Turns out it works great!
I just cut the crusts off, buttered one side, and arranged it in the dish butter-side-down. The butter helps hold it in place and stops it from sticking to the dish, and also gives a nice golden crust.
For the filling, I softened a sliced up onion in a frying pan, then added chopped ham (frozen from Christmas leftovers!) and fried it until it had a nice colour. I grated some cheese into the quiche base, and tipped the ham and onion on top.
In a mixing bowl, I whisked up 3 eggs, 1.5 cups of milk, and 1/2 cup of self-raising flour. I poured that over the top, and baked at 200 C (390 F) for about 45 minutes (from memory – I just take it out when it looks done!).
This is a great basic quiche recipe. You can mix and match the other ingredients – asparagus is very nice, as are spicy sausages like chorizo. Leftover chicken or BBQed sausages are good too.
So there you go, bread as a quiche base works well, tastes great, and is very quick and easy!
What’s your favourite quiche filling? What do you use as a base? Share your tips in the comments below!