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CRUSTLESS BACON AND MUSHROOM QUICHE

Serves 6 to 8

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60g butter

500ml fresh breadcrumbs

250g streaky bacon, chopped

250g mushrooms, sliced

60ml flour

250ml sour cream

4 eggs

250ml grated Cheddar cheese

salt and pepper

60ml chopped parsley

Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the breadcrumbs until crisp.

Tip the breadcrumbs into a 20cm ovenproof pie plate and press on to the base.

Refrigerate while you prepare the filling. Fry the bacon until cooked.

Remove and set aside. Add the mushrooms and fry for five minutes.

Stir in the flour and cook for a minute. Stir in the sour cream and mix well. Remove from the heat and add the eggs, cheese, seasoning and parsley and mix well. Spoon this over the crumb crust.

Bake at 180ºC for 20-30 minutes until the filling is set.

CRUSTLESS HAM AND CAULIFLOWER QUICHE

1 onion, chopped

5ml dry mustard powder

250ml milk

250ml cream

4 eggs, beaten

250ml cooked cauliflower florets

125g chopped ham

60ml grated Parmesan cheese

Melt the butter and fry the onion until soft.

Add the flour and mustard and cook for a few seconds.

Add the milk and cream and stir until boiling. Remove from the heat and add the eggs, cauliflower, ham, cheeses and seasoning.

Pour into a 20x30cm greased ovenproof baking dish and bake at 180ºC for 30-40 minutes until set and golden brown.

CRUSTLESS SPINACH AND FETA QUICHE

Makes 12 to 14

250ml grated baby marrow

5ml chopped garlic

200g spinach, blanched and chopped

400g can of evaporated milk

60ml chopped sundried tomatoes

125g feta cheese, crumbled

Heat the butter and fry the onion, baby marrow and garlic until soft. Stir in the spinach and cook for a minute.

Stir in the flour and cook for another minute. Gradually stir in the evaporated milk.

Remove from the heat and add the sundried tomatoes, cheeses and seasoning.

Spoon the mixture into well-greased muffin cups and bake at 180ºC for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and set.

Remove and serve warm.

CRUSTLESS TUNA QUICHE

15ml olive oil

500ml milk

15ml Worcestershire sauce

80ml flour

5ml baking powder

375ml grated Cheddar cheese

175g can of tuna, drained and flaked

80ml chopped parsley

250ml frozen peas

Heat the oil and fry the onion until soft. Remove and set aside.

Combine the eggs, milk and Worcestershire sauce. Put the flour, baking powder and mustard powder in a bowl. Add the onions, cheese and tuna. Stir in the milk mixture. Add parsley, peas and seasoning and mix well.

Pour into a greased 25cm ovenproof baking dish and bake at 180ºC for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and set.

Remove and cool slightly before slicing.

ANGELA DAY

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