Mini Quiches: A Bite-Sized Delight


Imagine a delightful array of bite-sized mini quiches, each a perfect blend of flaky crust and creamy filling. These mini wonders are ideal for little fingers, making them a hit at family gatherings, children's parties, or as a fancy snack. Their customizable nature lets you tailor the fillings to your liking, ensuring a crowd-pleasing treat every time.

Mini Quiches: A Bite-Sized Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Makes about 24 mini quiches
  • Serving Size: 1 mini quiche


For the Pastry

  • 200 grams (7 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water

For the Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 240 ml (1 cup) heavy cream
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) grated cheese (cheddar, Gruyere, or your choice)
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) ham, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: chopped vegetables (bell peppers, onions, spinach)

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Pastry: In a bowl, mix flour and salt. Add butter and rub into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together. Wrap in cling film and chill for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F). Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and cut into rounds. Press these into a mini muffin tin.
  3. Prepare the Filling: Whisk eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir in cheese and ham (and vegetables, if using).
  4. Pour the filling into the pastry cases. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and set.
  5. Let cool slightly before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the butter for the pastry is cold for the flakiest crust.
  • Customize the fillings based on preferences – try different cheeses, meats, or vegetarian options.
  • Don’t overfill the pastry cases to prevent spillage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make these ahead of time? Yes! Bake and then refrigerate. Reheat in the oven for best results.
  • Can I freeze mini quiches? Absolutely. Freeze them after baking and then reheat in the oven.
  • Any vegetarian filling suggestions? Try spinach and feta, mushroom and Swiss, or tomato and basil.