Mini Bacon & Veggie Quiches

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Ingredients:

Shortcrust Pastry              3 Sheets

Eggs                                    6

Milk                                     1/4 Cup

Bacon Rashers                  4

Zucchini                             1/2

Carrot                                 1

Button Mushrooms           6

Onion                                  1/2

Tasty Cheese                      50gms

Canola Oil Spray

Salt/Pepper

You'll Need:

2 x 24 Mini Cupcakes Trays

Saucepan

Bowl

Pouring Jug

Cheese Grater

Whisk

5cm Round Cutter

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Step 1:

Defrost 3 sheets of shortcrust pastry and lay out on bench top.

Spray mini cupcakes trays with Canola spray, be careful to only spray into each cupcake section.

Each sheet should produce 16 quiches. 4 rows of 4.

"I give my kids the option of cutting out the pastry and putting each one into the tray. While they're doing this, I get on with Step 2."

Step 2:

As finely as you possibly can, dice the onion, zucchini, carrot and mushrooms. Followed by dicing the bacon. (Make sure all rind has been removed)

You can use a food processor to pulse the vegetables, be careful not to over do it, as it will turn into mush.

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Step 3:

Heat saucepan on a medium heat, and cook veggie and bacon mixture until all the veggies have softened and bacon is cooked. Approx 5 mins.

"Once the kids have filled all of the cupcake trays with pastry, I give them all the offcuts and let them roll it out on the bench and cut animal shapes out of it. You can even cook these in the oven as a snack later on."

Step 4:

Using a spoon, place some of the cooked mixture into each pastry case, making sure you have enough for both trays.

"This is a great job for the kids, but be warned, it can get messy"

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Step 5:

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk well. Add milk and continue whisking until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Now carefully pour egg mixture into each pastry case, being careful not to over fill. 

"This is best done by an adult, otherwise it could end in disaster"

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Step 6:

Once each pastry case has egg mixture, finely grate the tasty cheese and top each quiche with cheese.

"I'm ok with my kids doing this part as I have a motto - There's no such thing as too much cheese"

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Step 7:

Bake in oven at 180 degrees celsius (160 for fan-forced) for 12-18 minutes. When removed, check underneath quiches to check that pastry is cooked through.

"These are great for dinners, snacks or even cold in lunchboxes. I find that when my kids help me make it, they are more likely to eat it"

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