Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Spinach Quiche Recipe


It seems Melbourne has decided it is winter again, to my great happiness! So to celebrate I decided to make one of my favourite meals - a delicious spinach and cheese quiche.

There are so many different variations of quiche, so if you are not very keen on spinach, simply substitute it for a filling of your choice, such as bacon and onion (the traditional quiche Lorraine), leek and feta, salmon and dill, chicken and asparagus and so on.

Serve it with a salad - I'll be posting up our spinach, roasted pine nut and feta salad shortly - or even just some deliciously ripe sliced tomatoes, lightly seasoned with some salt and pepper, which is a perfect contrast to the toasty warm quiche.

You will need:
  • 4 large eggs (Sometimes I use 5 to be safe)
  • 1 1/4 cups of grated cheese
  • 250g frozen spinach - defrosted and the water squeezed out
  • 1 1/2 sheets of puff pastry - defrosted
  • Butter
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper
Butter a quiche dish if you have one, or just any sort of round cake tin if you do not. Place the sheets of puff pastry into the dish and fold the edges down so they are about even with the top of the dish.

Whisk the eggs together in a bowl and add a pinch of salt and a little pepper, along with the milk.

Sprinkle your cheese into the quiche dish and pour the egg and milk mixture on top. Sprinkle the spinach on top of this, and you are done!

Cook for about 50-60 mins on 180 degrees C and then serve.

Eat and be merry!

This makes enough for 4 large slices of quiche.

For a mini version, I use a cupcake pan and go through the same process as above, although they take less time to cook - normally 20 mins.

4 comments:

  1. That quiche looks so good! The crust is nice and golden brown and the filling looks so cheesy!

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  2. i'm a little in love with your blog. the pictures are beautiful.

    it's gotten cooler over on my side of the world and i am incredulous that you seem to enjoy the coldness of winter. :) however, if i had a gorgeous quiche to tuck into, i'd be happy too. :)

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  3. Thanks Kevin! It was very very delicious! I probably use a little more cheese than necessary but it just tastes so good :)

    Thank you Angry Asian :)
    Geoff will be very happy to hear you like the photos. Which country do you live in if it is getting cooler?

    I keep seeing all these facebook updates from friends in Europe about it snowing this week... I am a little jealous! Yes I guess it is weird to love winter, but I really do. It is so cosy and I just love snow and warm food and having friends over for glühwein :)

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  4. Thank you for this really easy and delicious recipe.

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