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Sunny Picnic Quiches

Sunny Picnic Quiches, National Picnic Day, lunchbox, child friendly, mini quiches, chorizo, peppers, cheddar

To celebrate the release of ‘Annie’ on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 27th April I was challenged to come up with a suitable recipe. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané, Wallis and Cameron Diaz who bring the film up to date for a whole new generation. “The sun will come out tomorrow” is a famous line from the song ‘Tomorrow’ which features in the movie so this is where I drew my inspiration from.

Annie - Sony PicturesThese Sunny Picinic Quiches are great for making with the kids and they can also enjoy them in their lunchboxes like mine have done. By chance it also happens to be National Picnic Day today so there really is no excuse to not start singing (like I’ve been doing all week) and to get baking!

Sunny Picnic Quiches, National Picnic Day, lunchbox, child friendly, mini quiches, chorizo, peppers, cheddar

Just looking at these little quiches puts a smile on my face and better still they taste just divine with their light puff pastry cases. I’m sure Annie would have approved with her sunny outlook on life. Hers is an inspirational story of rags to riches which I think in the current economic climate is particularly poignant! I notice that the Blue-ray & DVD feature sing-alongs including 5 iconic songs from the movie: “Hard Knock Life,” “Tomorrow,” “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here,” “Opportunity” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You.” This is definitely my kind of movie as I don’t need much of an excuse to start singing and like baking it’s good for the soul!

Annie, Blue-ray, DVD, release 27 April 2015

I do hope you and your kids will have a go at making these Sunny Picnic Quiches and let’s hope that the weather continues being sunny like it has been for the last couple of weeks!

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Delicious Sunny Picnic Quiches made with chorizo, pepper and cheddar cheese, perfect for making with the kids and ideal for lunchboxes!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 14
Ingredients
  • 375g Pack of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 110g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 45g Spanish Chorizo slices, chopped (the translucent type)
  • 7 Cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ Red, Yellow and Orange pepper
  • 3 Eggs, large
  • 150 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190⁰C
  2. Unroll the pastry sheet and give it a little roll with a rolling pin to make slightly thinner.
  3. Cut out circles using a 10 cm pastry cutter and re-roll the rest of the pastry to make more circles until all the pastry is used up. (Should make 14 circles).
  4. Press the pastry circles gently into the wells of 2 muffin trays.
  5. Place the muffin trays in the fridge for the pastry to rest.
  6. Meanwhile, slice 2 slices out of each cherry tomato.
  7. Then slice the peppers into thin strips about 1 – 1 ¼ cm long (to fit around the tomatoes).
  8. Whisk the eggs and then whisk in the milk and a pinch of salt.
  9. Sprinkle half the grated cheese equally amongst the pastry cases (a thin layer), then add a layer of chopped chorizo and finish with the rest of the cheese followed by a grinding of pepper.
  10. Pour the egg mixture into the cases ensuring they are all equally level.
  11. Gently place a tomato slice into the centre of each case followed by alternate coloured slices of pepper to surround and form the sun rays. (Or if you haven’t the patience just scatter over).
  12. Place in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the pastry is cooked and top golden.
  13. Serve hot or cold.

Annie, Blue-ray, DVD, release 27 April 2015

A still from ‘Annie’.

I’m entering these quiches into the following blog challenges:

Extra Veg hosted by Jo’s Kitchen and run by Utterly Scrummy Food for Families and Fuss Free Flavours.
No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary as I used the last of some Spanish Chorizo slices that needed using up.

If I’ve whet your appetite for quiche you might light to check out my Quiche category!

Sunny Picnic Quiches, National Picnic Day, lunchbox, child friendly, mini quiches, chorizo, peppers, cheddar

Annie is out on Blu-ray & DVD 27th April.

NB: This is a commissioned post.

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  1. Martina Evans

    These look lovely! Going to make these with the kids. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Martina, enjoy:-)

  2. Maya Russell

    These look really tasty! I have never watched Annie but I know the Tomorrow song!

    1. Camilla

      I much preferred this modern version to the original!

  3. Jacqueline Roberts

    I love quiche filling but dislike the pastry, I wonder if these might be the answer?

  4. Natalie Crossan

    Oh wow these look so summery and delightful – will have to give it a try 🙂 xxx

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Natalie:-)

  5. Oksana Fitzgerald

    these look so yummy!

  6. Ursula Hunt

    These went down well at my Eurovision party

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous, so pleased to hear that:-)

  7. kayleigh watkins

    my mum used to make a large quiche to take on picnics/days out so I definitely want to try to make these for my children thank you for a wonderful recipe xxx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kayleigh:-)

  8. Elizabeth

    Mmm these sound scrummy! Come and cook for our picnics, will you? 🙂 Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, I’m sure you don’t need my help LOL:-)

  9. Anne Wallwin

    these are lovely and ideal for picnics. Our plan this year is to spend more time outside as a family so picnics will definately be a big feature. I’d also put these in my son’s lunch box for school.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Anne. My kids love having little quiches in their lunchboxes which I often make with the leftover pastry from the main quiche I’m making:-)

  10. June Etherington

    Going to make these with the grandchildren. They look delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thank you June:)

  11. tracy sinclair

    These are lovely, i think the kids (and adults) would much prefer them this way, just the right size for picnics and lunch boxes x

  12. Ursula Hunt

    Making these for my husbands birthday buffet, they will make great finger foods

    1. Camilla

      Fab Ursula:-)

  13. tiggerific1973

    hmmm they do look good!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, they tasted fab too:-)

  14. Catherine Gregory

    Hmm these look amazing!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Catherine:-)

  15. kathderoet

    These look so tasty and they truly make me think of holidays in Spain and sunny skies. x

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thank you Kath:-)

  16. Sarah Maison Cupcake

    I loved the original film and the remake looked great when I saw the trailer. Sadly not something Ted would agree to see so I’ll have to wait until it appears on telly at Christmas in 3 years’ time!!

    1. Camilla

      Shame Sarah!

  17. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    these look lovely, great for a picnic! Annie brings back great childhood memories, will look up the DVD for my kiddies.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lucy, I can’t wait to see it:-)

  18. Rosie Wilcock

    Definitely going to try these now the weather is getting better, they look yummy

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Rosie:-)

  19. Heather Haigh

    Those look really tasty and fun, making me want to go on a picnic now. Sadly it’s raining right now, but soon….

    1. Camilla

      Same here Heather but “the sun will come out tomorrow”;-)

  20. Debi @ Life Currents

    These look so good! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Debbi – let’s hope it stays sunny:-)

  21. Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish

    That is one of my favorite movies! Took my girls to watch it in the theater; can’t wait to own the DVD. Love these little sunny quiches so perfectly inspired by the song Tomorrow. And now I can’t get the song out of my head. “Tomorrow, tomorrow, it’s only a day away!!!” Love it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Suzy! I’m getting a copy of Monday so look forward to seeing it then and then I can sing a bit more:-)

  22. Choclette

    Can’t stop singing Tomorrow now! Amazing how these songs we don’t think of from one year to the next, leap back at just a mention. Your quiches look super cute.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette! It’s day four here, I think I need hypnotism or something to remove this song from my head LOL!

  23. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    These look great Camilla.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter;-)

  24. sarah

    so cute! perfect size to pack away on a picnic. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sarah:-)

  25. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    These look lovely. I hope the nice weather lasts as wlel.

  26. Anukampa

    wow..they look so colourful…and yes the presentation looks great too with the sunlight

    1. Camilla

      Aah thank you Anukampa:-)

  27. Jane McColl

    these are just perfect for parties and picnics, so cute!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jane:-)

  28. Ursula Hunt

    These will go down a treat at our picnics

    1. Camilla

      Glad to hear it:-)

  29. Michelle Utterlyscrummy

    What a fab recipe for lunchboxes and picnics 🙂 Here’s hoping for continued sunny weather! These would be a welcome snack come rain or shine.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle;-)

  30. kellie@foodtoglow

    You know you are jinxing us posting a sunny recipe accompanied by a sunny picture! But really, how cute are these. Lovely and tempting.

    1. Camilla

      I believe it’s due to rain tomorrow LOL:-)

  31. Emily Leary

    They look like good fun and very tasty.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily, yes the got a big thumbs up especially from the kids who had them in their packed lunches today:-)

  32. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    This are just lovely Camilla! Very sunny and cheerful indeed. Love the outside sun filled photography!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, yes the sun definitely came out for me as it had been quite cloudy here yesterday:-)

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