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Smoked salmon and asparagus quiches

These mini smoked salmon and asparagus quiches, made in a standard muffin tin, are perfect for any occasion. Try them as a picnic snack, a barbecue starter or with a refreshing salad.

  • 30 minutes prep. time
  • 20 minutes cooking time
  • Serves 12
  • Pies & savoury treats
Smoked salmon and asparagus quiches in a tart tin, with asparagus spears and mint leaves alongside
Sophisticated smoked salmon and asparagus individual quiches | © National Trust Images/William Shaw


For the pastry

  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g butter
  • 5g salt
  • Water to bind

For the filling 

  • 3 eggs
  • 125ml milk
  • 125ml double cream
  • 5g salt
  • 5g pepper
  • 150g smoked salmon trimmings, shredded
  • 150g asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces


Vary the flavour

You can use the same base mix and flavour with other fresh seasonal ingredients to create a selection of delicious snacks. Don't worry if you don't have a mixer; you can make the pastry by hand in a bowl.

Step 1

For the pastry

Place the flour, butter and salt in the bowl of the mixer. Attach the paddle and mix until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Step 2

Change the paddle for the dough hook and, while mixing on the slowest setting, add enough water to make a soft dough. Don’t overmix the dough.

Step 3

Remove the dough from the bowl and place on the worksurface. Roll the pastry out to 2mm thick, and using an 8cm cutter cut 12 rounds.

Step 4

Place a round into each hole of the muffin trays, using an offcut of the pastry to press firmly into the tray.

Step 5

For the filling

Place the egg, milk and cream in a bowl and whisk together.

Step 6

Divide the salmon and asparagus pieces evenly among the 12 pastry cases. Pour on the egg mix.


Step 7

Place in the oven at 160°C (150°C/gas mark 3) for 20 minutes until the filling is set and the pastry is crisp.

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