Croquiches a cross between Croque Monsieur and Quiche! Great for picnics!
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Croquiches

Part Croque Monsieur part Quiche Lorraine welcome to the Croquiche!
Course Lunch
Cuisine British, French
Keyword Picnic, Quiche
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Camilla Hawkins

Ingredients

  • 6 Slices medium sliced bread I used half & half
  • Flora Buttery for buttering
  • 3 Slices Mature Cheddar
  • 2 Slices ham
  • ½ Tiny red onion finely diced
  • Dijon Mustard with Honey I used Maille
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Cut the crusts off the bread and flatten with a rolling pin, rolling from the longest side (will make the slices slightly squarer).
  3. Spread Flora Buttery on both sides.
  4. Press the slices down firmly into a muffin tin you will need to make a fold on either side. (Try not to tear but if you do just patch up with a spare bit of bread).
  5. Using a cutter the same size as the base of your bread “nest” cut 6 discs of cheese and ham.
  6. Slather the cheese discs with the mustard and top with the ham discs, then place firmly into the base of the bread “nest”.
  7. Using your finger rub more Flora Buttery into the unbuttered edges of the bread.
  8. Whisk the 3 eggs, milk and seasoning together.
  9. Fill the bread “nests” with the egg mixture and then tops with about a teaspoon of diced red onion.
  10. Place in the centre of your oven and bake for 20 minutes until the baskets are golden and toasted on the outside and the egg mixture is set.
  11. Enjoy hot or cold.

Recipe Notes

Save the trimmings of cheese and ham and use up in sandwiches or pittas!