If you’re head of a busy family, batch cooking is a brilliant way of getting family dinners ahead of time so you have time off during the week of having to think about and cook dinner.
Okay, so let’s get down to business! Batch cooking can make things easier provided the recipe is straight-forward. We’re huge fans of simple batch cooking – we want you out of the kitchen not in it even more! So, here is a wonderful, super easy no-fuss big batch recipe that you can have for a weeknight family dinner or for school lunches or snacks.
This crustless pie is ham and cheese – a universal kids favourite – but, with heaps of variations for you to add more vegetables or other ingredients if you want to jazz it up a little.
4 cups grated cheese
2 cups self-raising flour
4 onions, chopped
16 eggs beaten
6 cups milk
800g diced bacon
4 tblpsns chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper.
Add 4 cups of spinach/extra cheese/shredded chicken/goats cheese/red capsicum/corn/mushrooms or whatever you fancy (allow approximately 1 cup of ingredients per pie)
1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line x4 25cm round or rectangle pie dishes
In a large mixing bowl, beat all the eggs together and add the remaining ingredients and stir in to combine.
Season with salt and pepper
Pour mixture into prepared baking dishes and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown on top and firm.
*Recipe thanks to Kylie