Do you ever find that you just don’t have time to cook, or like me just don’t want to? Well, I don’t head for take away, or reach for my phone to order food to be delivered. I reach into my freezer and heat up these delicious babies!
They are so versatile, if food can be versatile. Have one for an afternoon snack, or two for a meal, maybe even add a touch of salad to feel a little fancier. Enjoy them cold after a gym workout, or pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
And they work great to wrap and freeze! Now, you may be thinking something like “but eggs don’t freeze very well”, and you would be right. But these work, I don’t know the science, I just know that they freeze and when you defrost them they still hold.
And if you weren’t already sold on making these, maybe I can sell you with this fact. Once you know the base, you can use almost any ingredients that you like in it. Even the ones you don’t like but want to eat more of, cut it small enough and you will never know. Great for the kids!
The base is made from eggs, milk and flour. From there you just add whatever you feel like!
To make twelve cupcake sized quiches, I used …
Other ideas that you could add are corn, bacon, different types of cheese, salmon, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, pumpkin, tomato, chilli, brussel sprouts … and so many more options!
6. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a large bowl and stir in flour.
7. Add in all your ingredients, and fold them together with the egg mixture.
8. Depending on how many ingredients you use, you may need to adjust the mixture by adding an extra
egg, or maybe even less.
9. Spoon the mixture into your cupcake tin. Remember that there is self raising flour, so don’t put too
much of the liquid in each paper. I had no left overs for my twelve cupcakes and they all turned out
10. Baking time will vary depending on your ingredients. For these exact ingredients, I had my cupcakes
in the oven for 35 minutes. To tell, bake them until they are golden brown and slightly puffed up.
11. Don’t worry if the tops deflate as the cupcakes cool, that always happens!
These are seriously great to keep on hand. Just remember that if you are going to freeze them, to wrap them in some cling wrap individually so that you can just defrost them as you want.
I like to take these to work for lunch, I pull two out of my freezer in the mornings and by lunch they are just about defrosted so after 90 seconds in the microwave they are perfectly warm and yummy!
Or, if you are going to have them for dinner, move them to the fridge during the day and they will be defrosted by the time its food time.
You can leave them, wrapped, in the fridge if you are using them as a post gym snack, afternoon snack, or know that you will eat them all within a few days.
Let me know what you think and what your favourite combinations are. Plus, don't forget to post your photos either below or over on my Instagram @nerdylittlebaker