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Gluten Free Crustless Quiche

5 Jan

quiche

Look at this beauty! This quiche is easy-peasy to make. It’s great for using up cold meat and vegetables after Christmas and is much healthier than a traditional quiche as it does not have a pastry crust. You can use whatever vegetables you have in the house really. Peppers work really well with this as do courgettes and mushrooms.

Ingredients:

8 eggs

1 large onion, finely chopped

200ml double cream

100 ml milk

1 cup of grated cheese

2 Tomatoes, thinly sliced

1 cup of chopped broccoli

1 cup of chopped ham, or you could use bacon

2 Tablespoons of plain, gluten free flour (I used Dove’s Farm)

Method:

Take a 10 inch flan dish and grease lightly.

Gently fry your finely chopped onion and when soft, add this to your flan dish with the chopped vegetables and meat.

Mix the flour with the milk and cream, adding the liquid gradually until you have a smooth consistency. If it is too thick just add a little more milk.

Whisk together your eggs, milk, cream and cheese and gently add this to the ingredients in your flan dish. Season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle a little more grated cheese on the top and transfer to the oven.

Cook at 190 degrees for about 30 – 35 minutes until the quiche is set

Eat straight from the oven or cold.

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Our favourite child-friendly baking recipe

22 Mar

I used to do a lot more baking with Lily before Thomas was born.  Once I had two children in the kitchen fighting over a bag of flour it just seemed to become a lot more stressful and the clean up operation afterwards took twice as long!

Now he is 3, I feel like we can get back into baking again and I’ve discovered the easiest thing to make with them is rock buns! They are so easy to make (even I can get this right) and it’s a real hands-on recipe for them which they love helping with.  You don’t need to get out an electric mixer or spend ages hand mixing and it takes very little time to do, meaning we can finish making them before they get bored

There is plenty of opportunity to get their hands in with the ingredients, feeling the different textures and seeing first hand how the ingredients change when they play with them. Finally, I love the fact that the dough can just be moulded in their hands and put onto the baking tray without all the sticky mess.

Here is the recipe we use for Rock Buns

100g (4 oz) butter or margarine

225g (8 oz) plain flour

10ml (2 level tsp) baking powder

2.5 ml (1/2 level tsp) ground mixed spice

100g (4 oz) Demerara sugar

100g (4 oz) mixed dried fruit

1 egg, beaten

about 5 ml (1 tsp) milk (optional)

Start off by greasing two baking sheets.  Rub the fat into the flour, baking powder and spice until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Stir in the sugar and fruit. Make a well in the centre, pour in the egg and a little milk if needed, to give a stiff crumbly consistency.

Bind together loosely using a fork.

Use your hands to make rough heaps of mixture and place them on the greased baking sheet.

Bake in the oven at 200 degrees (400 f), gas mark 6 for 15 – 20 mins.

Delicious eaten warm and fresh or pop them into lunch boxes the next day.  These work really well with gluten-free flour by they way!

Lily and Thomas working on our latest batch of Rock Buns!

What recipes do your children enjoy making?