Having never made quiche before, not even with a crust, I decided it was about time to give it a go. The reason I decided on a crustless one was to make it healthier, so there was less guilt when eating it. I chose to make this quiche one Monday evening, not because it seemed like a good time, but because Ian ate my lunch for the next day so it was either make the quiche or eat canteen food. I found a recipe on my weight loss site, www.weightlossresources.co.uk, and set to (I left out the onion and replaced the ham with bacon). I'd already invested in some foil quiche trays, so that I wouldn't have too much washing up to do, and if I turned out to be really bad at quiche making, I didn't have a useless dish cluttering up space in my cupboards. I fried off some bacon and then chopped it into small pieces, mixed up the remaining ingredients and then added it all to the dish. I think the quantity of mixture was too much for the quiche dish, and it was quite hard getting the dish into the oven without spilling it everywhere. I think next time I'll put the dish on the oven shelf first, and add the mixture straight into it so that it doesn't have to travel very far.
The quiche was to cook for 40minutes, so I checked on it after 30, and it had almost quadrupled in size. This worried me slightly, but then when I took it out of the oven, it deflated back down to just above the edge of the tray. The next morning, I cut it into portions, although it was quite hard to extract from the tray. I had the quiche cold with some salad and Ian had his piece warmed up in the microwave with some chips. I think it was better hot, but I was too lazy to walk back to the microwave, and with the cold salad it wasn't too bad.
So, the quiche was a success, mainly because Ian actually ate half of it, and he doesn't really like quiche!
- 375ml Milk, Semi Skimmed, Asda
- 120g Cheese, Mature, Grated, Healthy Eating, Tesco
- 70g Flour, Wholemeal, Self Raising, Allinson
- 100g Onions, Chopped, Frozen, Sainsbury's
- 114g Ham, Oven Baked, Dry Cure, Sliced, Asda
- 4 Eggs/200g Eggs, Free Range, Medium, Co-Op
1. Beat eggs, milk and pepper together.
2. In a separate bowl mix together cheese, onion, ham and flour.
3. Add egg and milk mixture to flour mixture, folding until well blended.
4. Pour into a lightly greased dish and bake in a 200ºC oven for 40 minutes or microwave on Medium for 12 minutes.