3 ingredient super easy bread crusted salmon mini quiches 

A quick and tasty lunch meant that Miss Bee could help cook. 

Ingredients 

  1. Bread (1 slice per quiche)
  2. Mini tin of salmon per 4 quiche (I used tassel brand as it’s Australian, I chose tomato and onion flavoured) 
  3. 1 egg per 2 quiche

Use a large scone cutter almost as large as the bread to cut a circle.  I have seen this done without cutting off the crusts but i thought that might be too crispy for Miss Bee.

Spray canola onto a muffin tin (with silicone you might not even need that step) Use a small cup to push the bread into the muffin tin to make a case. 

Divide the tin evenly into the bread cases using a fork. 

Using the same cup you made the case squish down with mix the egg lightly with the fork. Divide over the cases with half an egg per case. 

Bake until the egg is set, about 10 minutes. 

I served mine with watermelon,  kiwi fruit, a slice of cheese and diced ham as I was appealing to a toddler palette. 

Hazelnut and strawberry friands

Nom Nom. A little batch of sweet deliciousness.

This is my recipe,  I hope you like it. 

Ingredients

2 egg whites

60g melted butter 

1/3 cup plain flour

1/3 cup hazelnut meal

1/2 cup pure icing sugar

To decorate:

A few strawberries (or you could use blueberries) 

A little jam (I used strawberry to match) 

Method

Best egg whites until foamy and slightly stiff 

Add the rest of the ingredients.

Lightly spray a silicone mini muffin tray, divide between,  mine had 7 holes. 

Slice the strawberries lengthwise. 

Gobble the end parts and use the pretty flat parts for the top of the friand.

Make in a moderately hot oven approximately 15 minutes until just browning. 

Microwave about 1 tablespoon of jam to make it runny. 30-45 seconds should be about right.  Be careful that stuff can burn you. 

Use a knife and spread a small amount over the top as a glaze. 

Eat warm.

Twisted
I think next time I’ll try a slice of apple and add a bit of cinnamon to the batter. Not sure if it’ll work but pretty sure it would. 

Gluten Free? 

Use GF pain flour.  I think the texture will be fine as hazelnut it’s fairly textured. 

Matching Jack

Matching Jack” is an Australian movie perfectly designed to make you sob your heart out.  

Husband suggested it as a “love type movie”. What he didn’t realise was that while romantic love is in the movie or plays a soft secondary role to the love of a child.  More poignantly the deep pain of a sick child.  

It left me with mascara tear stained cheeks and a deep gratitude that my children are healthy. 

Minestrone

Cold Winter weather is a great match for a hearty hot soup.  Minestrone is somewhere between soup and stew. 

This is my recipe based on what I like in a minestrone.

Ingredients

2 finely diced brown onions

1 finely diced red capsicum (red is sweeter than green) 

4 sliced celery sticks

4 finely diced carrots

2 teaspoons crushed garlic

2 tins diced tomatoes (I buy Australian)

1 tin cannelli white beans (I’ve substituted a tin of mixed beans at times and it makes a nice change) 

1.5 teaspoons powdered stock (I prefer reduced salt or you can use liquid stock and omit water, liquid stock is nice but more expensive) 

500g lean mince (I prefer beef)

200g diced bacon makes a nice addition but it can make it a bit salty 

2 tins (use the tomato tin) of water

1 teaspoon sugar (optional, but cuts the acid in the tomatoes)

2-3 teaspoons of mixed Italian herbs to taste (I like lots but you might like less) 

Method

Fry the onion and capsicum on a medium temperature until starting to become translucent.  Don’t rush this step as burnt onion can be bitter. 

Add the meat (and bacon if using) to brown.  Add remaining veg.  Add tinned tomatoes,  beans, sugar, water, stock and herbs. Simmer on low for at least 2 hours. You can have it earlier but the flavors are not nearly as nice. 

Serve sprinkled with Parmesan and mop up with crusty Italian bread.

Vegetarian?

Skip the meat and ensure the stock is vegetarian.

Super indulgent carb fest? 

Add macaroni noodles until just cooked. 

Wrapped in rainbow love

On a Winter day where the temperature pathetically struggled to get to 2 at 11am it was delightfully fulfilling to see Miss Bee wrapped in her rug. 

As I lay her growing rug over her last night I told her that every single stitch is made with love.  That one day she’ll be old like me,  and if she takes care of her rug then she’ll always be able to have a mummy cuddle as the rug is filled with love.  She leapt up and hugged me.