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Coping With Coronavirus 5. Don’t Waste Your Bread!

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Mini Bread Quiches

Bread Tonbridge

Mini bread quiches with jacket potato & mixed salad



Here’s a great party dish, or a meal when you’re in a hurry.


Slices of bread, crusts removed

Leftover ham, chopped

Or tomato

Or onion

2 eggs

Milk; around a cupful. If this isn’t enough, you can top up the mini-quiches & give them a gentle stir. But don’t overfill them as the contents do rise a bit.


Cheese, grated

With a rolling pin, roll out the bread slices to flatten them.

Butter them and place in a greased muffin tin.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Note. Some recipes say place the slices in butter side down and some say butter side up. I did half and half and there was no difference!

Whisk the eggs with the milk and cheese. Pour into the bread cases and bake for around 15 minutes, until set.

Gently remove them from the tin using a knife and place on a plate to cool, or serve hot.

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Ham & mushroom slice


This is my version of the Italian dish Poor Man’s Lasagne. My husband thought he was eating pasta!

As usual with peasant-type dishes, exact weights, etc aren’t important.

You don’t need to remove the crusts.

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Cooked dish


Onion, chopped

Leftover ham, chopped

3-4 mushrooms, chopped

1 small pepper, chopped

Bread slices, crusts removed

4 eggs

Grated cheese

16fl ozs milk

1 tblsp mayonnaise

1 teasp French mustard, or other kind

1 teasp Worcester sauce

Parsley, chopped


Melt margarine. Stir in onion, mushrooms, peppers and ham. Cook gently until ingredients are soft.

Line a baking dish with bread, filling in any spaces. Spoon over the cooked mixture and cover with more bread.

Whisk together eggs, milk, mayonnaise, mustard and Worcester sauce. Season and add parsley. Pour over the bread mixture slowly, making sure it’s all covered.

Cover with cheese and let it stand for around half an hour or leave in the fridge until needed to allow the sauce to soak in.

Bake at around 180C for 50-60 minutes.

It will rise so make sure the dish is big enough and if necessary, place a bigger dish underneath it in the oven.

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Choc bread & butter pudding


Delicious hot or cold.

Bread with crusts removed

5ozs Dark chocolate

15 fl ozs milk or cream

Dash of rum (optional)

4ozs sugar

3ozs butter or marge

Dash of cinnamon

3 eggs

Line a baking dish with bread, filling in any gaps

Place the chocolate, milk or cream, rum, sugar, butter or marge, and cinnamon in a bowl over hot water in a saucepan and gently dissolve and mix, stirring well.

Whisk the eggs and slowly pour the chocolate mixture over it.

Pour half the chocolate mixture over the bread, covering it all.

Add another layer of bread and then the rest of the chocolate mixture, pressing the bread down with a fork.

Let it stand at room temperature to cool, then cover and place in the fridge, preferably overnight.

Remove clingfilm the next day and bake for 30-40 minutes, then leave to stand for at least 10 minutes.

Serve with cream, or eat cold the next day.

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2 completely different bread dishes.

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.

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