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Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:08:49 am »
Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
Ingredients:
80-100g low fat cheddar cheese
125g lean bacon, roughly chopped
375g zucchini, roughly chopped
1 large onion, peeled and quartered
150g SR flour
5 eggs
90ml oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease some muffin pans.
2. Place cheese in TM bowl and grate on speed 8 until desired consistency is achieved. Set aside.
3. Place bacon in TM bowl and chop on speed 5-6 until fine. Set aside with cheese.
4. Place onion in TM bowl and chop on speed 5-6 until fine but not too mushy. Set aside with cheese and bacon.
5. Place zucchini in TM bowl. Turn TM dial up to speed 8 and back down again. Scrape around sides of bowl and repeat process until zucchini is finely grated but not mushy.
6. Add flour, eggs, oil, salt and pepper to TM bowl. Mix for 20 seconds/reverse + speed 4 until mixture is briefly combined, and then add cheese, bacon and onion back to TM. Mix on reverse + speed 4 until well combined.
7. Spoon mixture into greased muffin pans and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.
8. Leave to cool in pans for about 10 minutes. You may need to run a knife around the outside of the quiches to get them out nicely.

Notes:
I used a 1/4 cup measure to put an even amount of mixture into each muffin pan.

If you want to double the recipe, 8 eggs is enough rather than 10. A double quantity is too much for TM. Trust me, I found out the hard way! :( You would be best to grate/chop everything in the TM, mix the flour/egg/oil mixture in the TM, but then mix it all in a large mixing bowl.

I was very nervous when I took my quiches out of the oven and turned them out onto a wire rack because I thought they were undercooked. But since I was told by three different people that they were "perfect", I think I cooked them just right ;)

These little quiches are yummy warm or cold, so they are great for lunchboxes, picnics, etc. Or straight out of the oven with some homemade chips!

These photos are of the double batch I made, and it made about 30.

I converted this recipe from a Women's Weekly Cookbook :)

« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 05:28:41 am by Amy :-) »

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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 09:10:59 am »
Oh wow Amy, they look great. Will make these for DH I think. :)
Thanks Amy
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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 09:32:19 am »
Ooh I wonder if I could make these in the pie maker? Looks good, Amy
Melbourne, inner north

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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 09:42:14 am »
They look lovely Amy. Will you freeze some?
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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 11:13:45 am »
Ooh I wonder if I could make these in the pie maker? Looks good, Amy

That sounds a good idea deedub, are you going to try it?
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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 11:17:13 am »
Ooh I wonder if I could make these in the pie maker? Looks good, Amy

That sounds a good idea deedub, are you going to try it?
If I do, you'll be the first to know Judy! Maybe tomorrow, gives me an excuse to play with my new toy.
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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 12:27:43 pm »
Thanks for the lovely comments everyone :D

They look lovely Amy. Will you freeze some?

They were for a Teddy Bear's Picnic at my work cookie, so I didn't even get to try them. I didn't keep any because I thought there would be lots leftover for me to take home, but they all got eaten. I was obviously much too slow, and definitely unaware of how popular they would be! :o
I have frozen this recipe before though, and it defrosts really well ;)

Ooh I wonder if I could make these in the pie maker? Looks good, Amy

That sounds a good idea deedub, are you going to try it?
If I do, you'll be the first to know Judy! Maybe tomorrow, gives me an excuse to play with my new toy.

Can I be the second to know please deedub? I never thought to try them in the pie-maker :-))

These quiches are great warm or cold. I served these ones cold :)


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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2012, 03:56:46 am »
Ok ladies, the verdict is in - not a good idea to use the pie maker.

The yummy looking nicely browned ones were done in the oven, the other 4 in the pie maker. Haven't done the taste test yet.
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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2012, 06:12:56 am »
Oh dear deedub, definitely not a pie-maker recipe then :(

The others look great though! I can't wait to hear what you think of them ;D

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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2012, 09:35:37 am »
I think they both look OK deedub - the taste test is the more important thing though.  Any difference?
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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2012, 09:04:00 pm »
Going to make these today Amy for the gang. I think they will quiet like them.
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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2012, 12:24:01 am »


Even though DH is not keen on quiche he said these are great. 5/5 :D
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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2012, 12:28:24 am »
YAY!!! ;D ;D ;D

Well done Mandi, and thanks for the photo and review! :D

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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2012, 06:17:15 am »
I can't see deedub or dede's photos.
I'm going to try them in the mini pie maker. Like the idea they are crustless.

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Re: Zucchini, Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 06:21:46 am »
I can't see deedub or dede's photos.
I'm going to try them in the mini pie maker. Like the idea they are crustless.

Thats a bit strange Michele, and such a shame because their photos are lovely! :(

No pastry crust = much less fat ;) I like them for this reason too!

I hope you have better luck using your pie maker than deedub did ;)