Cheese & Vegemite Mini Quiches

"Ok, I haven't tried Vegemite yet, but I'm bound and determined to, so I found this recipe on their website. It sounded good! I hear the biggest mistake we Americans make with both Vegemite and Marmite are to slather them on thickly like peanut butter when the "right" way is to put a very thin, almost transparent layer on toast or the bread of your sandwich. I'm quite eager to try them, but a bit scared from all the "love it or hate it" hype! Of course, that's true for things like liver and brussel sprouts too..."
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  • 12 slices bread, crusts removed
  • butter, for spreading
  • vegemite, for spreading
  • 60 g bacon, finely chopped
  • 80 g sliced mushrooms
  • 60 g grated tasty cheese
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 80 ml cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


  • SPREAD each slice of bread with butter then very thinly with Vegemite. Press bread into non-stick muffin pans, Vegemite sides facing up.
  • COOK bacon and mushrooms in a frying pan for 2 minutes. Combine bacon, mushrooms, cheese, eggs, cream and chives.
  • SPOON savoury egg mixture into bread cases and bake at 210ºC for 15 minutes or until set. Serve hot or cold.

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  1. LambAround
    Tasty! :) If it helps, I have seen Vegemite for sale at Whole Foods and Cost Plus.
  2. fluffystew
    Quick and easy, with a sophisticated taste. Made these for a family get-together with my brother. My mom's an Aussie so my brother and I were raised on Vegemite. He loves it so much that when they stopped selling Vegemite in North America he still orders$$$ it from Australia because we think is so much nicer than Marmite. (Marmite has a gooey consistency.) So just a heads up that Vegemite might be impossible to find, but for this recipe either works equally well. Anyway, we all loved these - even the non-Vegemite eaters. (Tip: don't tell them). I skipped the bacon for the sake of the vegetarians, used a combination of mozzarella and really old cheddar, and milk instead of cream (but I think I'll use a light cream next time.) Thanks - this is a keeper.



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