Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Canapes; Mini Quiches

So, its party season. That means pretty dresses, high heels and of course canapes. Supermarket alternatives are great, but homemade is the best. These can be made ahead, frozen and reheated easily.

These are traditionally made with bacon, but i find its quite rich. I like to use a strong ham, for example parma. If you don't like ham then you could swap it for smoked salmon and reduce the amount of onion and fill it up with broccoli.
To make a big quiche, double the recipe. when i tried it i didn't bake blind and the pastry was ok, but I would recommend putting it on top if a hot tray, so the base crisps up better.

Makes 12

100 g plain flour
25 g butter
25 g white fat(e.g trex)
cold water to mix

50 g grated cheese
2 eggs
50 g chopped bacon/ham
1 onion, chopped

1. preheat oven, gas mark 6
2.put flour and fat in bowl, rub until resembles breadcrumbs
3. add water, stir with knife, then bring together until soft dough is for,ed.
4.roll out dough, cut large circles out and line tin
5.put bacon, onion and cheese into a bowl.add beaten egg and milk,season.mix
6.bake until golden brown and egg has set.


  1. Wow these look so nice but my daughter has a egg allergy is there a substitute :)

    1. It's quite difficult to make a quiche with egg, but I have found a couple of substitutes.

      1 tbs gram (chick pea) or soya flour and 1 tbs water
      1 tbs arrowroot, 1 tbs soya flour and 2 tbs water
      2 tbs flour, 1/2 tbs shortening, 1/2 tsp baking powder and 2 tsp water
      50g tofu blended with the liquid portion of the recipe
      1/2 large banana, mashed
      50ml white sauce

      I have not tried any of these methods and obviously it will taste different.I would personally go for the white sauce. If you didn't want to risk it, you could always make little tarts and change/increase the ingredients because it might be quite dry otherwise. Please let me know if these turn out ok.

  2. Thankyou very much the first one was very good and worked well my daughter really enjoyed them

    1. i'm so glad she enjoyed them. Thank you for letting me know that it worked! (i will keep it in mind for another time).