Recently I got the chance to check out some silicone baking cups ($19.95) from OvenArt Bakeware. I was excited, because I had never used silicone baking products before. They SEEMED like a great idea, but I wasn’t willing to give up my paper liners. Until now! OvenArt Bakeware touts their silicone baking cups as “the fun, easy to use, and easy to clean replacement for paper muffin liners!” They are BPA-free, premium silicone which allows you to bake, microwave, and freeze food safely.
What better way to test these babies out than a new recipe? I love quiche. It’s truly easy, and forgiving of whatever you want to throw in it. How about some mini spinach and swiss quiches?
So did they work? Absolutely! You can see in the photo above how easily the quiches slipped out of the silicone baking liners. They were perfectly portioned for little hands and mouth, or perhaps the calorie conscious snacker. Which is not me.
And while I was on the tiny food kick, I also whipped up some wee little brownies! Yeah, you know you want to shove these in your face-hole.
All in all, I found the silicone liners a joy to work with. Food slipped right out, and food was cooked perfectly. After the quiche, I simply swished the liners in some hot soapy water for cleanup and they were ready to go. And no, the baby brownies didn’t taste like any residual quiche. The brownies seemed a little more ornery to get out, and the clean up of each cup required my round dish washing brush. I definitely don’t recommend putting these in the dishwasher if they have any leftover batter on them, because it’s just not going to come off as easily as it does by hand.
I would definitely recommend these to any of my baking friends.
- 5 eggs - beaten
- 1 C. half & half (or whole milk)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 ounces baby spinach
- 6 ounces (1.5 C.) shredded swiss cheese
- 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and grease standard muffin cups -- or use some OvenArt Bakeware Silicon Baking Cups!
- Heat EVOO over medium heat and saute garlic until fragrant.
- Add spinach, and saute under wilted.
- In a separate bowl, combine eggs, half & half, cheese, and salt & pepper.
- Fold in spinach, and mix gently to combine.
- Fill each muffin cup about 1/2 way, and bake for 30-40 minutes.
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