Quiche is quick and easy to make. Last time I used sliced bread as a base and found out that it was healthier and still delicious rather than the usual puff pastry base. Therefore I'm doing that again, but making quiche with a twist. The twist being the fact that I was just throwing whatever ingredients I had on hand. Haha (Oh. But I do admit that I actually bought the cottage cheese yesterday to make spinach and cottage cheese pastries which I'll leave for tomorrow). I have yet to try the quiche and I'm not sure I ever will (because I have an appetite problem at the moment).:( Anywho, it smells nice though!
(I didn't take a bite out of this one. Someone else did because I wanted to take a photo)
Chicken and cottage cheese quiche
Makes 12 texan muffin sized quiche
12 slices of wholemeal bread
1 cooked chicken breast, chopped (I used chicken breast off a roast chicken)
1 capsicum, diced
1 1/2 red onion, diced
100gm sundried tomatoes, chopped
200gm cottage cheese
4 eggs, lightly beaten (you can use up to 6 eggs. I just didn't want to)
1/3 milk (I think it's better if you use cream instead though, but I didn't have any)
200gm mozzarella cheese, grated
salt and pepper, to suit taste
Line texan muffin pans with sliced bread. You'll find that by cutting 2 opposite crusts off will make it easier to do so (shown on the left).
In a large bowl, mix capsicum, onion, chicken, sundried tomatoes and a little of the mozzarella cheese (do not use all of it! only a little, as you need it for 2 other things)
Sprinkle a little of mozzarella on the base of each bread base. This will help the quiche stick to the base, as well as to stop it from soaking the bread completely before baking.
Add the eggs, cottage cheese and milk to the mixture. Add salt and pepper to suit taste. (A sprinkle of each is fine)
Scoop the mixture into each muffin hole until mixture is completely used up. Sprinkle a little of the mozzarella on top of each quiche.
Bake for 30mins at 165C.
Remove from pan immediately and onto cooling rack, to prevent the bread from becoming soggy.
I had actually chopped up 2 onions. All those tears I went through. Haha. But it was way too much to put in. I'm estimating there's about half an onion left over. I'll just use it for tomorrow's bake (if I end up doing so) :)