Recipe For Mini Zucchini Quiches

I was given a box of phyllo pastry at an event I went to last year. I usually make my own and left this in the freezer until I had a recipe in mind. When I got zucchini blossoms I knew the perfect snack to make using them. These mini zucchini quiches were the result.

Mini Zucchini Quiches
Mini Zucchini Quiches
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When I first realized I was sucrose intolerant I had a lot of changes to make. One of them was ordering diabetic meals when we flew. This meant I got my food first. But because Dave and I like to eat together, I would wait for his meal to be served. The dessert on these meals is never appealing or sugar-free for that matter. I tended to leave that part of the meal most flights. Dave suggested that as I was not eating the dessert I should not bother ordering this option. Also, the meals have been uninspiring, with fish being the order of the day. Sometimes for breakfast as well as dinner! I stopped ordering this special meal about 5 years ago. Then, last October on our way to Johannesburg on SAA I was offered a diabetic snack. I let the air steward know I had not ordered it.

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She took one look and said she would not eat it! It was a rice cracker sandwich that looked awful. Thankfully there was a spare standard snack and I thought that was it. Especially as on the onward flight to London I was given an ordinary meal. I checked my profile and it did not have the diabetic meal selected so I left it at that. But for some reason, on our next 3 regional flights I was presented with this meal. I decided there was a conspiracy when it happened on BA. I have never had a diabetic meal on British Airways and wondered how on earth they made the connection? Thankfully I have not had to endure any of these options as they have become uninspiring to say the least. And I cannot understand why? Surely something as simple as mini zucchini quiches would be more appealing?

Mini Zucchini Quiches

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Mini Zucchini Quiches
 
If you don't have zucchini blossoms then use a few extra mini zucchini
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Ingredients
  • 4 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 20g butter, melted
  • 4 baby zucchini, sliced into thin rings
  • 40g feta
  • 4 zucchini blossoms, torn into thirds
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 210mls cream
  • 2.5mls dried thyme
  • 5 mls dried basil
  • 2.5mls dried parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. Cut each sheet of phyllo pastry into 16 and cover with a damp tea towel while you are busy assembling
  3. Take 4 of the cut pieces and brush on some of the melted butter
  4. Place each piece, one on top of the other at slight angles to each other
  5. Press into a sprayed or non-stick muffin tin
  6. Repeat until all 12 holes have pastry in them
  7. Divide the zucchini between each pastry cup
  8. And sprinkle over the feta
  9. Top with a piece of the zucchini blossom
  10. Place the eggs and cream into a jug
  11. Add the thyme, basil and parsley and season generously
  12. Divide the mixture between each cup
  13. Place into the oven and bake for 35 minutes
  14. Remove and leave to set for 5 minutes before serving *
My Notes
* can be served cold

 

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12 thoughts on “Recipe For Mini Zucchini Quiches

  1. yum! i’ve never done phyllo dough for quiches, but it sounds like such a good idea 9 (:

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    1. Makes the crust nice and crunchy 🙂

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  2. I applaud you for making your own phyllo dough…I always buy it boxed. Your little mini quiche are so pretty and special with zucchini blossoms.

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    1. I prefer making my own so that there is no waste 🙂 Thank you for the compliment Karen.

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  3. this looks really tasty tandy. i love a quiche, especially a cute mini one like this. airline food – so revolting. we usually say no on domestic flights. not worth the agony 🙂 cheers
    sherry x

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    1. We try and fly just after lunch time so that we can rather eat in the lounge 🙂

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  4. How bizarre that they automatically gave you that meal even if you didn’t order it. I always order the Hindu meal and it works out well 90% of the time. The only airline that doesn’t do a good Hindu meal is Qantas.

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    1. Why do you order the Hindu meal?

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  5. I didn’t know you were sucrose intolerant! I used to be borderline diabetic from just a poor, American diet! I did a 100% u-turn and it changed my life. So desserts and sugar are rare for me. It’s meat, veggies, and a little fruit.

    But confession time, I would buy boxed phyllo not make my own. I think this is my favorite recipe you have ever made on the blog! Can’t wait to try. Love zucchini, love phyllo, quiche. And SO fun to eat!!

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    1. And with your abundant garden I am sure you can make loads of varieties of this! Thanks for the compliment Laura xx

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  6. I must be honest, Tandy, I never make phyllo pastry. I make all other kinds of pastry but phyllo I buy ready made. I love this recipe.

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    1. I love making my own as it is softer to use. This is my favourite type of workday meal 🙂

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