Friday, October 26, 2007

A different kind of quiche

I like eggs. They are cheap, delicious and so versatile. From eggy sandwiches to créme caramel, you can transform this little wonder to so many sorts of dishes.

Sunday lunches are usually a simple affair. There is something about Sundays that make me feel lazier than usual. Sandwiches, wraps, home-made burgers, porridge or noodles soup are usually on the agenda. That Sunday afternoon however, I cut a piece of corn bread into 4 pieces and used it as a "casing" for quiche filling.

Being a fan of cheeses and spotting a tub of bocconcini cheese in the supermarket- I thought that is a good chance to have a go at it. I was surprised by the creamy texture of this cheese. Although the cheese itself is rather tasteless, a dash of lemon olive oil, paired with Roma tomato revealed its natural goodness. The crunchiness of bread together with the softness of the cheese and tangyness of the tomatoes was just plain lovely.

I'm not sure if you come across this corn bread . It's my "must" for the pantry. Preservative free and low in fat and calories, I can't get enough of this. Cutting them into squares and oven baking them = pita chips to serve with chunky salsa!
Do they have this in other countries?

A different kind of quiche (Serves 3)

2 pieces of corn bread
5 eggs
1/4 cup of milk
Salt n Pepper
3-4 slices of ham-sliced
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Spray some olive oil onto your muffin pan. Divide corn bread into 4 pieces and line the pan accordingly. Place some sliced ham into the cavity of corn bread.

In a jug, whisk the eggs, milk. salt n pepper till well combined. Carefully pour the mixture into 8 cases. Top with grated cheddar cheese. Placed it in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Serve hot with your favorite bruschetta or salad.


singairishgirl said...

The little cheese looks like mini mozarellas. Cute.

babe_kl said...

i lurve eggs, in any style! kekeke

InspiredMumof2 said...

Well done, daphne. Simple, lovely presentation and yummy!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Very nice!

teckiee said...

aiyor.. im in the office still.. im hungryyyy

Wandering Chopsticks said...

So cute! I've never seen this before. In the US, cornbread is more like a corn cake. This looks more like what we'd call a tortilla?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Very innovative!

daphne said...

singairishgirl- actually, they do look like it... hehe

babe_KL:*high 5*

east meets west kitchen- thanks babe!!

Teckiee- aiyo, so late still in office?

wandering chopsticks- hmm... we have tortilla here too. This one looks and feel thinner though.Most tortilla here are filled with preservatives so I tend to stay away from them.. but u may be right, these could be another form of tortillas?

Littler corner of mine- no lah, actually quite lazy...and hungry so take shortcut. Turned out to be quite nice! haha

tigerfish said...

What a nice go at something new and different. It looks appetizin' to me.

boo_licious said...

What a very good idea. I've seen that being done to wantan skins but corn bread low in cals are definitely better.

Big Boys Oven said...

Very interesting here..... very unique!

daphne said...

tigerfish- hehe.thanks! it's a quick bite.

Boo_licious- wantan skiN! that's another good idea! have to try too!

big boys oven- thanks!

celine said...

It looks beautiful and yummy!

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