Thursday, 14 March 2013

Bacon & Spinach Quiche

So delighted tomorrow is Friday and can't wait for some well earned time off over Easter. Only a few hours of work tomorrow and then I'm free! Really looking forward to heading west for the weekend and I am of course looking forward to the St.Patrick's day festivities. Tonight's post  is the perfect Paddy's weekend treat....sure isn't the spinach green! I had a real craving for quiche this evening so hopped up and made one to kick the weekend off early. The combination of the spinach, bacon and cheese is incredibly tasty and satisfying. I'm now lying on the couch feeling pleasantly full. Good times.

For the shortcrust pastry
85g butter
170g plain flour
3-4 tbsp of cold water

For the filling
1 onion (chopped)
6 slices of smoked back bacon (sliced)
2 eggs
100ml milk
100ml cream
100g spinach
50g cheddar cheese (grated)

Salt and Pepper to season

For the pastry
1. Rub the butter into the flour using fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Work 
    quickly to try and keep everything cold. 
2. Add a little water, and using a knife, bring the mixture together until it forms a dough.
3. Place the dough in cling film and put in the fridge for 20 minutes before rolling out.
4. Roll out the pastry and place in a well greased 8 inch fluted flan tin, trimming the edges of 
    any excess pastry. Prick the pastry all over with a fork. Fill the pastry with baking beans and
    bake in the oven at 180C for 15 minutes (this is called baking the pastry blind). 

For the Filling
1. Fry off the bacon until crisp. Add the onions and fry until softened. Finally add the spinach 
    and heat until wilted.
2. Beat together the eggs, cream and milk. Season well with salt and pepper.
3. Remove the pastry case from the oven and remove baking beads. Fill the pastry case with 
    the the bacon, onion and spinach. Pour the cream and milk mixture over the other 
    ingredients. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the quiche.
4. Place in the oven at 180C for 30 minutes or until the quiche is set.

E-D's Notes
- Like a always say, my list of ingredients is a guide, if you have some mushrooms, asparagus 
  or other vegetables in the fridge you want to incorporate into the quiche, go ahead and see 
  what you come up with.


  1. All of your receipts look amazing! I am really loving this one and Im gonna give it a try. I am your newest follower from the blog hop :)

    Justina @

  2. The recipe of this dish seems very tasty and yummy. My husband wants to taste it so surly I make this by using instructions on it.


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