Bread cases - Mini quiches!

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Bread cases were one of my favourite childhood foods. They are essentially mini quiches made in a muffin tin with a slice of bread as a base...

It's such an easy hack, that has been popular with Kiwis and Aussies over the years.

mini quiches in a lunchbox with a granola bar and grapes

Why This Recipe Works

Ingredients you will need

To make my Bread cases - Mini quiches you will need:

Essentials

  • bread
  • butter
  • milk 
  • egg
  • salt and pepper

Filling ideas

  • Grated vegetables: zucchini, carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato
  • Diced vegetables: capsicum, mushrooms, onion
  • Meats: bacon, ham, shredded chicken, salami
  • Canned or frozen goods: corn kernels, peas, baked beans, tinned spaghetti, creamed corn
  • Cheese

Ingredients Notes & Substitutions

  • Bread: Choose a white or wholemeal bread, grains can make it hard to roll. You can also use a tortilla. Gluten-free bread works fine.
  • Butter: This can be substituted for margarine or a little oil to grease the muffin tin.
  • Milk: The milk can be left out, you can just whisk eggs without the milk or use a little water.
  • Eggs: Only needed if you are making a quiche, fillings such as baked beans won't need eggs.

Step-by-step instructions

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my Bread case - Mini quiches recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Prep: Preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 F)

Step one: Remove the crusts from the bread, you can cut the bread into a circle, I leave it square but I do trim the tips of the corners so that they don't burn

chopping board with 2 slices of bread, one has had the crusts removed and the corners trimmed

Step two: Flatten the crustless bread by rolling it out, you could use a rolling pin, jar, wine bottle

Step three: Butter one side of the bread

Step four: Press the bread butter side down into a muffin tin

Bread pushed into muffin tins, un-coocked

Step five: Bake the empty cases in the oven for 3-5 minutes until they just start to toast

Step 6: While the bread cases are toasting, prepare your fillings; I used grated onion and zucchini.

Step 7: Pop even amounts of the filling into the bottom of each bread case

Step 8: Add the grated cheese

toasted bread cases with grated veggies and cheese

Step 9: Whisk the egg, milk and salt & pepper. I do this in a measuring jug as it makes it easy to pour the mix into the cases

Step 10: Pour the egg mix into the cases, do this carefully so that you don't overfill the bread cases

A jug of whisked egg being poured into bread cases.

Step 11: Bake for 12-15 minutes until the quiche filling is cooked

Step 12: Allow them to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tray before you remove them

Enjoy!


A turquoise plate filled with mini quiches with different fillings.

Top Tips

Here is how you can make these bread cases perfectly every time!

  • Choose a white or wholemeal bread, there are very few times when I pick a white bread over a grainy bread. Fairy bread would be one of these times, and so is when I am making bread cases! It will work with grainy bread, but something about it always seems a bit wrong, maybe it's just because I have so many memories of these as a kid
  • Remove the crusts you can get all fancy and use a cutter to cut perfect circles, but I find just removing the crusts sufficient. Although I do like to trim of the tips of the corners, as sometimes the corners stick up a bit and can burn
  • Butter the back side of the bread by this I mean butter the side of the bread that you are going to push into the muffin tin. Some people use a spray of cooking oil to grease the muffin tin instead, but a little butter on the bread makes for a tastier golden bread case!
  • Blind bake the bread cases don't panic, it's not like using pastry, you don't need to use any weights for this, you just need to push the bread buttered side down into the muffin tins firmly and bake for 3-5 minutes before you actually fill them with your chosen fillings
chopping board with 2 slices of bread, one has had the crusts removed and the corners trimmed
How I trim the bread to make cases
mini quiches in a lunchbox with a granola bar and grapes

6 mini quiches with bread case bases sitting on a wooden chopping board
A turquoise plate filled with mini quiches with different fillings with one cut in half to show the inside.

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A turquoise plate filled with mini quiches with different fillings.

Bread Cases Mini Quiches

Bread cases are a quick and easy way to make bases for mini quiches you can make in a muffin tin! Fill them with anything
Print Pin Rate
Course: Pies and Pizzas
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: bread cases, individual quiches, mini quiches, toast cups
Servings: 9
Calories: 164kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl

RATE THIS RECIPE

4.45 from 36 votes

Ingredients

  • 9 slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ onion
  • ½ medium zucchini
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Filling Ideas

  • Grated vegetables: zucchini, carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato
  • Diced vegetables: capsicum, mushrooms, onion
  • Meats: bacon, ham, shredded chicken, salami
  • Canned or frozen goods: corn kernels, peas, baked beans, tinned spaghetti, creamed corn
  • cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 F)
  • Remove the crusts from the bread, you can cut the bread into a circle, I leave it square but I do trim the tips of the corners so that they don't burn
  • Flatten the crustless bread by rolling it out, you could use a rolling pin, jar, wine bottle
  • Butter one side of the bread
  • Press the bread butter side down into a muffin tin
  • Bake the empty cases in the oven for 3-5 minutes until they just start to toast
  • While the bread cases are toasting, prepare your fillings; I used grated onion and zucchini.
  • Pop even amounts of the fillings into the bottom of each bread case
  • Add the grated cheese
  • Whisk the egg, milk and salt & pepper. I do this in a measuring jug as it makes it easy to pour the mix into the cases
  • Pour the egg mix into the cases, do this carefully so that you don't overfill the bread cases
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until the quiche filling is cooked
  • Allow them to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tray before you remove them
  • Enjoy warm or Cool them on a rack
  • Be sure to mix and match and try other filling ideas

Video

Notes

  • Choose a white or wholemeal bread, there are very few times when I pick a white bread over a grainy bread. Fairy bread would be one of these times, and so is when I am making bread cases! It will work with grainy bread, but something about it always seems a bit wrong, maybe it's just because I have so many memories of these as a kid. You can also use a tortilla. Gluten-free bread works fine.
  • Remove the crusts you can get all fancy and use a cutter to cut perfect circles, but I find just removing the crusts sufficient. Although I do like to trim of the tips of the corners, as sometimes the corners stick up a bit and can burn
  • Butter the back side of the bread by this I mean butter the side of the bread that you are going to push into the muffin tin. Some people use a spray of cooking oil to grease the muffin tin instead, but a little butter on the bread makes for a tastier golden bread case!
  • Blind bake the bread cases don't panic, it's not like using pastry, you don't need to use any weights for this, you just need to push the bread buttered side down into the muffin tins firmly and bake for 3-5 minutes before you actually fill them with your chosen fillings
Ingredient Substitutions
  • Butter: This can be substituted for margarine or a little oil to grease the muffin tin.
  • Milk: The milk can be left out, you can just whisk eggs without the milk or use a little water.
  • Eggs: Only needed if you are making a quiche, fillings such as baked beans won't need eggs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 277mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

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