bread cup quiches from Donna Hay

Donna Hay suggests you should say goodbye to tired sandwiches and meet your new lunch box favourite!


  • 12 slices wholemeal bread, crusts cut off
  • 40g butter, softened
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
  • ⅔ cup (50g) finely grated parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Using a rolling pin, roll out each slice of bread until it’s very thin. Lightly spread one side of each slice with the butter. Use the bread slices, buttered-side down, to line the holes of 12 x ½-cup-capacity (125ml) muffin tins, folding and pressing them in to fit. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Wearing oven gloves, carefully remove the tins from the oven.
  2. Break the eggs into a large jug. Add the milk, salt, pepper and half the parmesan and mix to combine, using a whisk. Pour into the bread cases and sprinkle with the rest of the parmesan.
  3. Bake for 18–20 minutes or until just set. Wearing oven gloves, remove the trays from the oven and allow to cool a little. If you like, serve with extra parmesan and some snipped chives. Makes 12

Photography: Chris Court 

basics to brilliance kids by donna hayThis is an edited extract from Basics To Brilliance Kids by Donna Hay, $45.00 and is available in stores nationally.