20 May 2014

Little 1 makes easy quiche

It was lovely and hot last weekend and I just fancied making something tasty and summery for tea, I knew that I would have a willing helper in Little 1 as she loves to help in the kitchen so we decided to make a simple quiche.

There is no secret it is just a normal basic quiche but made this time made almost entirely by a 4 year old! We cheated and bought ready rolled pastry as, lets face it, it is just easier. Our other ingredients were bacon, tomotoes, eggs, spring onions, cheese and milk.


First we unraveled the pastry and laid it on the dish pushing it in around the edges, Little 1 rolled a rolling pin over the top of the dish until the left over edges came away, which helps keep a clean edge. We then filled it with some baking paper and baking beads and baked it blind for just a few minutes to start the pastry off and thus avoid a soggy bottom!


We chopped up the spring onion and bacon using scissors as it was safer for Little 1 than using a knife. All measurements are by eye, when it looked enough we stopped!! They were sprinkled into the cooled pastry case.


I then allowed her to use the cheese grater for the first time, with an enormous piece of cheese to keep her fingers well away and held my breath. She came away unscathed and then informed me that she has used the cheese grater at Nanny's house load of times! She then sprinked it on top of the bacon.




Next up we got whisking the milk and eggs together to make the custard, we used 3 eggs and 300ml of milk, poured it in and topped the quiche off with tomato.



We had quite a bit of pastry left over so used it to make some jam tarts. Little 1 made me laugh when she started rolling and said 'Duck fingers Mummy' I had to ask her what she meant as I didn't have a clue, apparently it is from the tv show 'I Can Cook' and relates to how you should position your hands on a rolling pin (these tv shows do have some educational value then).



Spooning the jam is always a bit sticky but licking your sticky fingers afterwards is one of the best bits.


We popped both in the oven on 180 degrees and waited for it to cook. Little 1 helped me clean up and load the dishwasher too, she really enjoyed her one on one time in the kitchen. It took us a little over 2 hours to make this quiche and jam tarts but she did everything herself and was really proud sharing it with Nanny and Uncle M who came to tea. We served it with salad, ham and new potatoes, there was not a morsel left.



15 comments:

  1. Victoria MyLittleLBlog23 May 2014 at 15:32

    quiche is extremely easy to do, looks yummy with bacon #binkylinky

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  2. These look delicious! Great idea for kids to get involved. Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

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  3. Baked Potato Mummy23 May 2014 at 22:06

    Well done Little 1! They all look delicious. Potato loves helping out in the kitchen too.
    Thanks for linking up with #BinkyLinky

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  4. Merlinda Little24 May 2014 at 17:46

    Aww that looks so much fun! I now have the itch to bake/cook too! oh wait I really need to cook dinner =P

    Thanks for sharing this. She genuinely love cooking. It shows in here smile =) #binkylinky

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  5. She really does love cooking, always asking to help even if it is just a sandwich, bless her

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  6. Wow, this is so impressive for a four year old and looks so tasty too!

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  7. TheBrickCastle28 May 2014 at 10:35

    That looks great! I think it's lovely she made the dinner and the dessert - and she's obviously a budding chef if she's remembering hints from TV! :)

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  8. She really is a good cook and always wants to help me x

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  9. wow quiche is one of my most fave things i have never made one from scratch though! .. might have ago now!

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  10. Home made quiche is definitely nicer especially if you use smoked bacon!

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  11. It really is easy peasy and you can throw whatever you like in it!

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  12. Grace says - OOOOHHHHH Yummy! Can I come for tea next time you make one?
    The Mother says - I love how it got let slip that she's used a cheese grater at Nanny's - that sounds VERY familiar!!!
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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  13. Grace-you can always come to tea, there are a lot things that go on at Nanny’s house that I don’t know about!!

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