Saturday, March 22, 2008

Mallee Quiche

Mallee quiche
4 eggs
125g grated cheese
125g chopped bacon
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup S.R. flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tblspn chopped parsley or 1 tspn dried

Fry bacon and onion together until golden. Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Bake in a well greased 8 inch deep sided tin at 180°C until set, about 30 mins. Alternative to bacon: salmon, tuna, mixed vegetables, mushrooms or anything you fancy (including leftovers). Things like mushrooms or capsicum are nicer when fried with the bacon and onion.
This can be cut up into squares of any size and served with salad, or cut into finger or bite size pieces for parties (Using muffin pans works well too!). Serve hot or cold.

This recipe has been in our family for twenty or so years. It's the one thing I think everyone of us can cook, and most of us girls know the recipe off by heart. The kids have helped to make this on occasion, and we are even planning on using it as one of the cooking activities at Master Three's fourth birthday party, which has a cooking theme.

Both my two love to cook, though sometimes I have trouble getting Master Three to eat this. I can't get him to eat eggs in any format - fried, scrambled, boiled, in sandwiches or on their own, so perhaps this is too 'eggy' for him. He'll usually eat some of it though, and these days, everything is "Yuck" or "I don't like it" so I keep perservering since everyone else likes it, and it's nice and easy for me to cook.

There was supposed to be a Lemon Meringue Pie with this for dessert, but I got started on that too late. I'm only halfway through, but the pastry is already a dismal failure. I have to run out and buy more nappies, so I'm thinking I might just have to cheat, and buy some short crust pastry while I'm out and start again! (Shhh!)