RED CAPSICUM OLIVE AND BASIL FLAN

Instead of making the pastry case as described in this recipe you could make it as a regular pie or flan.  You could even make it without pastry at all by just lightly greasing a pie plate and covering it with fine, dried breadcrumbs before adding the filling.  Whichever way you make it the Mediterranean flavors make it a great lunch dish.

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POTATO OMELETTE SLICE

This 1990s Australian Women’s Weekly recipe for a potato omelette slice is a little unusual as it has three ways of cooking the slice, Traditional (baked with cream), Healthy (baked with less eggs, skim milk and low fat cheese) and Microwave (a small variation in the oil and milk quantities).  It also gives the kJ and calorie count which is helpful if you’re trying to decide which version to make.

LITTLE SCOTCH EGG PIES

I’ve taken the liberty of renaming this recipe.  I don’t think Little Muffin Pies gives any indication of what they actually are.  The only muffin connection seems to be the muffin shape, which means that you could use any pie dish as long as it was deep enough to hold the mixture and stand the egg upright.  I like the idea of biting into it and discovering the egg………….

PARMESAN EGG SCONEBREAD

Breakfast or Brunch?  I’m not too sure when you should have these, but I am sure that they’ll taste good when you do.  They come from a 1980s booklet put out by the Australian Diary Corporation which is introduced by the bearded chef, Peter Russell-Clarke.  Beside having some great recipes the booklet describes cheeses from Cheddar through to Pecorino and has a chart of which wine to have with which cheese.  It’s a great little booklet.  (If you don’t want to go to the trouble of making scones, it could work on bread roll or a muffin.)