So in the past year, I have moved to the Philippines, back to America and then to a new city. Now, in our new location, I have 2 new jobs! Teaching and working at an awesome bakery! (yes, it is all a bit too overwhelming) As a perk at the bakery, I will get 2 loaves of bread for free each week! That’s a lot of bread for 2 people. At my interview, I was given a free loaf and I have used it well. The bread was a whole wheat bread that is rolled out as dough then lathered in homemade pesto, rolled into a loaf and baked. It is delicious! I was thinking that I’m going to have to get creative if we are going to make the most of our 2 free loaves of bread each week. (waste not- want not!) So with that in mind and the fact that I would love to get out of my milk and cereal breakfast habit- I decided to make quiche bites with the pesto bread. It might sound weird to have quiche for breakfast- but Panera sells soufflés like hotcakes every morning which are essentially- quiches! Also, vegetables for breakfast is not a norm in America- but in many cultures- It is! America has become too obsessed with a fiber filled breakfast that we have forgotten about getting good protein at breakfast to get us going. These little quiches will have protein, fiber and veggies!
So here’s what I used:
-Artisan quality whole loaf bread (but really sliced bread would work just fine too)
-Whatever you want for your quiche: eggs, milk, cheese etc… see recipe link: My Mom’s basic quiche recipe: Quiche Recipe
-rolling pin, muffin tin
I sliced the bread into thin slices, microwaved it for a few seconds to get it really soft and rolled/smushed it down flat with a rolling pin. Then I used a large mug to cut circles (or whatever shape I could get…) out of the bread and pressed it into the bottom of a muffin cup.
You can use any quiche recipe you want.. I use my mom’s classic quiche base and added broccoli and cheddar cheese. (A strong white cheese would have matched the pesto better though.) Here is what I came out with:
They were a little hard to get out of the pan.. should have used muffin cups- but it wasn’t too bad. I am putting these in the freezer to pop out as a quick filling breakfast. I could make it a bit healthier, but for an occasional item- I’m happy with them. These could also be a great lunch item!