Sunday, April 11, 2010

Some of my favourite things

By the end of last weekend I was done cooking.

Don't get me wrong I loved every minute of it but by Monday evening I was happy to see a take out menu.

So I made Mini Quiches wrapped in Prosciutto for our family picnic on Monday.

The concept I had seen on a food magazine and thought how hard could it be.

It really wasn't hard but the only thing I was disappointed with was that the quiche mixture seeped through the prosciutto and I didn't have the visual effect of crispy prosciutto cups encasing the quiche.

Oh well, they still looked good and tasted even better - the saltiness of the prosciutto & the sharpness of the cheese were a delightful mix.

So before I get to the recipe I have to say ..... I didn't have a recipe and ..... I didn't actually measure any quantities - it's just how I work sometimes.

It really doesn't matter how much cheese or parlesy or bacon you put into the quiches just add enough so that you can taste the flavours.


6 eggs
1 1/2 C milk
Cheese Grated - I used a combination of romano & cheddar
Parsley Finely chopped
Bacon Finely diced
1/2 Onion Finely diced
6 slices Prosciutto


  • Fry up the onion & bacon together until the onion is soft and the bacon is to your liking (I like it to be a little crunchy). Let it cool down
  • Cut the prosciutto in half and using a Texas muffin tray line each muffin hole with the prosciutto. I layed two halves in a crisscross pattern.
  • In a medium bowl add the eggs and milk and whisk until well combine.
  • In Each muffin hole place some cheese, bacon/onion mix & a pinch of parsley.
  • Place the tray in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius for about 20 minutes or until the tops of the quiches don't wobble like jelly.

Ok, with that out the way, let's move on..........

Two of my favourite foodie publications came out this week with special editions.

Firstly, Donna Hay came out with a 50th Issue Birthday edition, and what a cover.

The front cover features a Chocolate Buttermilk Layer Cake......HELLO! - you had me at CHOCOLATE.

My second publication ~ Delicious ~ came out with a recipe collection called.......Sweet ~ the ultimate collection.

So, because I'm all hyped up on the excitement of these issues I've decided to give one lucky person their very own copy of Delicious' Sweet.

To enter leave a comment about where you like to go when looking for a sweet recipe. Is it a blog, a website, a publication or a family recipe? If you don't like sweets, that's ok leave a comment you'll still be in the running.

Entries close midnight (Adelaide time) on Saturday, 17th April, and I'll announce the winner with my post next Sunday.

Good luck & happy cooking.


  1. my favourite place to go for sweet recipes is to call my mum (aunty Chris) and to get the old family favourites. and of course I loooove food blogs, always a winner.


  2. I love making (and eating) mini quiches. So yum! I find good recipes everywhere. Food mags, online, great blogs, my mums recipe library and more.

  3. I realise that I'm not eligible for this giveaway but I couldnt pass up the opportunity to say that all my recipe ideas (sweet or savoury) come from you. if you have made something I like, as if theres ever been a time that I havent liked something, then it stays with me like nothing else & i just want more of it. (oh &

  4. Still very sorry I wasn't at the Easter picnic. I had better get a pass for that stupid assignment.

  5. Shouldn't you be studying Dee?? Just like me yet here I am! lol Well I love the old Black and Gold cookbook! Worth its weight in gold - we all fought over mums copy! Oh I also love the 'cookbooks' we made at primary school for fundraisers where all the mums sent in their fav recipes and then compiled into books.

  6. Deborah..(your work mate)

    I get my receipes mainly from you. seriously i dont cook much and your receipes are easy to follow, quick to make and delicious to eat. Ive tried the pork Spare Ribs, Pizza Dough and Apple Slice so far so good! and ive even passed them on to my friends who have asked for the receipe.

    Err other than this blog i guess i visit (the website) if i need a specific receipe - its usually pretty good and easy to follow too!

  7. Kristie, your recipes here look delicious! Your are a wonderful cook! I know I missed your deadline (Spencer was in hospital this week for appendicitis) but would like to add my favorite place for recipes to your list. I go to and either search for a specific recipe or browse the ones on their site. I look only for recipes that lots of people have tried and then reviewed and judged as worthy of 5 stars. Every 5 star recipe that I have tried has been a hit with my family. It's fun to read the comments that reviewers leave and what advice they give or changes they made. Of course I have my favorite chefs on this site and look for their recipes after watching their shows on Food Network Television. I have become a better cook since finding this resource. Bon Appetit!


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