Mini Quiches with Homemade Shortcrust Pastry

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Makes 9 mini quiches

For shortcrust pastry

  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g softened butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt

For quiche mix

  • 3 eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 150ml cream
  • salt and pepper

Quiche filling suggestions:

  • Quiche Lorraine (bacon and cheese)
  • feta and olive
  • semi dried tomato, basil and cheese
  • caramelised red onion and goats cheese
  • red pepper and onion
  • spinach and ricotta


  1. Start with the shortcrust pastry. Put the flour and butter into a bowl and rub together until combined. Add a pinch of salt to a few tablespoons of water and dissolve. Gradually add water to flour while mixing until dough sticks together.
  2. Form dough into a flat disc, cover with plastic wrap and leave in fridge for half an hour to set.
  3. Prepare desired quiche fillings.
  4. Remove dough from fridge and roll out on floured surface. Dough should be rolled to roughly 4-5mm thickness. Cut circles from the dough and gently press into muffin tin mould (no greasing needed). Score base of pastry lightly.
  5. Blind bake the pastry for 12-13 minutes in an oven pre-heated to gas mark 5/190ºc/170ºc fan/375ºF. To blind bake, use some baking paper cut into squares inserted into the pastry shells. Pour rice or baking beads into the paper-lined pastry shells and put into oven.
  6. While pastry is baking, add the eggs, milk and cream to a bowl and whisk together. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  7. Check the pastry. Remove the paper and rice/baking beads and put pastry back into the oven for 2-3 minutes to finish the base.
  8. Once pastry is baked, remove from oven and fill each case halfway with egg mix. Add in chosen quiche fillings and seasonings and top up with remaining egg mix until it reaches just below the rim of the pastry cases.
  9. Put back into oven for 10-15 minutes until egg is cooked through.
  10. Serve hot or cold as party appetisers or as a meal with a fresh salad.

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