Healthy & Wholesome Bacon and Spinach Quiche #FlavoursomeTuesday


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Happy Tuesday!

As promised, I’m sharing with you a recipe for healthy and wholesome Spinach and Bacon Quiche.

With cuisine going global, there’s hardly anyone who hasn’t heard of a quiche.

This quintessential French pie with a crisp, crusty base and light cheesy filling is the ideal dish for a Spring time Brunch or a hearty mid-autumn meal.

However with us Mumbaikars there’s no real season like Spring or Autumn and one day is as good as the other. So on Sunday when Anna Shetty expressed a desire to eat quiche for lunch , I decided to take out my pie dish and make a healthy, wholesome quiche.

The recipe for the quiche is adapted from the original one found in ‘French Cooking’ by Jeni Wright. This book is one of a series from the St. Michael Cookery Library. Collecting recipe books is not exactly my passion because I often find that only a few recipes are ever used. However, I inherited this series from my sister-in-law who had outgrown these recipes after she graduated from Catering College.

Bacon and spinach quiche

For the pie crust you will need

175 / 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour
100 g of margarine/butter grated
1 egg yolk
Pinch of salt

To make the pie crust

Sift flour and add grated butter/ margarine that is cold . Rub in till mixture resembles bread crumbs.
Add egg yolk and mix in with cold water a little at a time till the dough just comes together.
Reserve the egg white
Chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

To make the filling you will need

1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cups of fresh spinach finely chopped
1 packet lean bacon
1 tspn olive oil
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
4 eggs
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • Roll out the pastry dough on a floured surface and place into a greased and floured pie dish.
  • Prick randomly with a fork and allow to bake blind for 10 minutes in an oven heated at 180 C
  • After 10 mins, remove from oven and brush pastry case with beaten egg white and bake again for 5 mins.
  • While the pastry dough is resting in the fridge, cook together the onion, bacon and spinach.
  • Allow to cool while pastry case is baking
  • Whisk together 4 eggs, 1 cup milk and add grated cheese.
  • When pastry case is done, remove from oven and put cooked bacon, spinach and onion mixture.
  • Top with egg, milk and cheese mixture and put back in oven to bake . This should take around 40 mins.
  • When the top of the quiche is golden brown, remove from oven . Cut into wedges and serve.

Tip:

  1. To bake blind put some raw beans on a baking sheet and place on the rolled out pastry and bake .
  2. Bacon is salty so add the salt judiciously.

Do try this recipe and let me know how it turns out .

Bon appétit and au revoir!

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Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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2 Responses

  1. Andy Bishop says:

    I love using spinach in my dishes. Thanks for this idea.
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