Perfect for Brunches and Afternoon Tea

Quiche is one of my favourite savoury pies. It is one pie that is very open for your imagination and the addition of any ingredients and flavours that your palate desires. When made in mini size, it makes an elegant pass around option for cocktail parties, and also makes a brilliant afternoon tea option, as well as being great for lunch boxes. Even in Buffets, mini quiches stacked on a cake stand or multi-tiered platter are always very elegant.

This is a basic Quiche recipe that you can serve plain or use to build on with other flavours. Try adding broccoli & gruyere with chicken, or sundried tomatoes, black olives and fresh basil for a Mediterranean quiche, or add a variety of mushrooms and cheeses…etc. Be creative, this is one space where you can do that with flying colours 🙂


  • 1 recipe short-crust pastry for savoury pies and tarts
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Salt & Black pepper to taste

This recipe makes 1 large pie. 

Roll and bake the pastry as instructed in the pastry recipe.

In a bowl, stir together the eggs, sour cream, milk, nutmeg and seasoning. Pour the mixture into the hot, baked shell and bake in 325°F/280°C oven for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the centre comes out clean.

Remove the quiche from the oven and leave to stand for 10 minutes before removing from the pie plate. Serve warm or cold, alongside an assorted leaves salad dressed with a simple vinaigrette.

Make this quiche in minis, ready for lunch boxes, pass around cocktail events or even to take on picnics.

Follow the instructions for making mini savoury shortcrust pastry and fill each with the quiche filling and bake until done. You can make these mini quiches on the first day of the week and send to school throughout the week. Does not get any better or easier really!

While at it, why not involve them in the making? Children usually love Quiche, especially if you involve them in the making of it. I usually create a mini ingredients bar for my kids and their friends (when over). On this ingredients bar I include: finely chopped vegetables as capsicum, tomatoes, mushrooms, grilled chicken pieces…etc and tell them to make their own quiche. We make the basic quiche recipe (below) then each will add their preferred ingredients and flavours to it and it heads to the oven. Besides being an excellent activity that the kids will love, it will taste delicious and makes an excellent meal or snack for them to enjoy with the pride of being the bakers.

Try it, so much fun 🙂

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