Thursday, May 30, 2013

Individual Quiches

Tonight on the menu is individual quiches, and spinach side salad. 

The ingredients I'll be using are:

Carrots chopped into small bits
Chopped broccoli
Small onion minced
Pre-made store bought pie dough (to save on time)
4 strips of Bacon cut into small bits
Cheddar cheese
4-6 Eggs 
Pressed or chopped garlic
Parsley and rosemary
Pepper to taste
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

First I rolled out the pie dough and cut it to slightly larger then my ramekins. Then I pressed it firmly into the ramekins trimming any overhang. Then you can press around the edge with a fork or make a scallop edge using your fingers.

Setting those aside; Then I sautéed the vegetables and bacon with 2 tablespoons of butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and herbs.

After the vegi's are tender and the bacon cooked fill the bottom of each ramekin liberally with the mixture. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top of the filling as much as you like.
Crack the eggs into a separate mixing bowl. Add some milk and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with a fork or beater till the egg mixture is smooth.
Once thoroughly mixed pour over the filling in the ramekins up to the brim.
Bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees on the bottom oven rack, then lower the temperature to 350 degrees and bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes more, or until the filling is set and the tops are brown. Then tada yummy quiches.

They taste like a cross between an omelette and a meat pie. The best part is you can use any meat, vegi's, cheese, or herbs you prefer with this recipe and it will still turn out great.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentines Day Cakes

For my hubby I made some vanilla yellow cakes in the shapes of hearts from scratch. 
The recipe is nothing special but the secret to fluffy cake is having room temperature warm eggs and butter. They whip up fluffier at room temperature.
 Then i made some vanilla cream frosting with a little red food coloring to match the theme.
then once i found my heart cookie cutter i placed it  on the cakes and put rainbow sprinkles in them to make cute sprinkley heart shapes.
The cakes also have a marionberry jam filling to add a little something to all that vanilla flavor.
They tasted great and Hubby was quite surprised and happy to come home to baking of treats.
No baking is complete without a trusty kitten to keep you company.
Princess Scarr managed to fit herself perfectly into an empty stropewaffle box.
Lol my hubby says she looks like a hotdog in it.

Hope you all had a great Valentines Day with treats and fun.