The Firefly Tea: Miniature Salmon Quiches

This barquette shape makes an elegant presentation. You can, however, use mini muffin pans or round tart pans.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon red pepper
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 eggs
3/4 cup milk
8 ounces smoked salmon, flaked
Garnishes: carrot curls, green onion brushes, red onion shreds, dill, celery leaves

Process flour, melted butter, salt and pepper in food processor until combined. Add cheese; process until well blended. Shape dough into 1 1/2" balls. Press dough into greased 2 1/2" barquette pans. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. In a bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Stir in salmon. Spoon about 1 tablespoon filling into each pastry shell. Bake 15-20 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans, garnish, and serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: about 3 dozen quiches