Miniature quiches are a Christmas tradition in my family, and yes I know it's th end of February not Christmas, however, they're a great treat any time of the year. They also would make terrific party pleasers.
1 prepare Pie Dough see recipe here
1/4 cup finely chopped ham or spinach
2 large Eggs
1/2 cup Heavy cream or 3/8 cup milk + 1/8 cup melted butter
1/3 cup grated Cheese
2 tsps. Onion
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp black or white pepper
Preheat oven to 400F. Have ready miniature tartlet shells (roll dough out to 1/8 inch thick and cut to appropriate size circle). Finely chop and set aside ham or spinach. Combine in s medium bowl remaining ingredients and whisk until thoroughly blended. Place 1/2 teaspoon of the finely chopped ham/spinach in the bottom of each shell, then fill to the brim with egg mixture. Bake until the filling is set and puffed, 12 to 15 minutes.
These date squares won second place in my local fair. Yes these GLUTEN FREE date squares won 4TH PLACE against all wheat made date squares! So rest assure that not only did this recipe win a ribbon but it won it over many glutenous versions. So I hope you too enjoy it as much, or more that the judges did.
Also I hope you appreciate my pun in choosing "date" squares for my valentine's day recipe post, the day where a lot of people go on "dates!"
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dates and water. Bring to a boil, and cook until thickened. Stir in lemon juice, and remove from heat. Puree.
In a large bowl, combine oats, flours, salt, brown sugar, and baking soda. Mix in butter until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9" square baking pan.
Spread half the crisp in the pan and press firmly. Layer with the date mixture. Cover with the remaining crisp and press lightly. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the crisp is golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack completely. Unmould and cut into 9 to 16 squares.
By know you maybe have thought that I've ceased my hot chocolate posts; well that's not true! I've been working on collecting several DIY specialty flavoured hot chocolate recipes! I felt like this was the kind of post that should be all in one shot; consequently, it's been a long wait for you hot chocolate lovers, and for that I'm sorry.
Here's a sneak peek at five of the specialty hot chocolate recipes I'm going to share with you: