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Spinach quiche recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 510 calories / serving

Ingredients

    For the quiche pastry

    • 110g plain flour
    • 50g cold, diced butter
    • pinch of salt
    • cold water, to mix

    For the filling

    • 500g spinach leaves, washed
    • 25g butter
    • 120g smoked salmon trimmings, chopped
    • 2 slices streaky bacon, finely chopped
    • 250g ricotta
    • 4 eggs
    • freshly grated nutmeg
    • salt
    • pepper

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    2125kj
    510kcal
    26%
  • Fat

    34g 49%
  • Saturates

    17g 84%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    2.1g 51%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 24.9g Protein 28.6g Fibre 4.9g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6 and put in a baking sheet to warm.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with the salt until you have coarse breadcrumbs. Add water a little at a time using a round-bladed knife to mix until the mixture just comes together. Form into a ball, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Wilt the spinach leaves in a pan with 1 tbsp water. Drain thoroughly, pressing the water out with a wooden spoon. Set aside.
  4. Roll out the pastry and press it gently into a lightly greased or nonstick baking paper lined flan tin. Prick all over with a fork and bake in the oven on the baking sheet for 20 minutes until pale gold.
  5. Melt the butter in a pan and cook the streaky bacon until the fat has rendered and the pieces lightly gold. Set aside.
  6. Beat the eggs into the ricotta, the grate in a little nutmeg and season. Strew the spinach leaves, bacon and smoked salmon evenly in the pastry base then spoon over the ricotta and egg mixture. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the top is golden and lightly puffed.

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