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Sunny Picnic Quiches

Delicious Sunny Picnic Quiches made with chorizo, pepper and cheddar cheese, perfect for making with the kids and ideal for lunchboxes!
Course Light Lunch
Cuisine British
Keyword Packed Lunch, Picnic, Quiche
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 14
Author Camilla Hawkins

Ingredients

  • 375 g Pack of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 110 g Cheddar cheese grated
  • 45 g 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

  • Pre-heat the oven to 190⁰C
  • Unroll the pastry sheet and give it a little roll with a rolling pin to make slightly thinner.
  • 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).
  • Press the pastry circles gently into the wells of 2 muffin trays.
  • Place the muffin trays in the fridge for the pastry to rest.
  • Meanwhile, slice 2 slices out of each cherry tomato.
  • Then slice the peppers into thin strips about 1 – 1 ¼ cm long (to fit around the tomatoes).
  • Whisk the eggs and then whisk in the milk and a pinch of salt.
  • 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.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the cases ensuring they are all equally level.
  • 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).
  • Place in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the pastry is cooked and top golden.
  • Serve hot or cold.