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Spinach and Feta Quiche

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 45 minutes 20 minutes for chilling pastry

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Inspired by a desire to recreate a favourite quiche from a local coffee shop. I generally serve with a green salad. Serves 4.

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Ingredients

The quiche filling:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 red or yellow pepper (chopped)
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil (chopped)
  • 2 big handfuls of baby spinach (rinsed)
  • 100g feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 large eggs
  • 200ml creme fraiche (or cream)

For the pastry:

  • 140g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp each dried oregano, dried basil & garlic powder (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 70g cold unsalted butter , cut into pieces

Method

  1. To make the pastry, tip the flour, herbs if using and butter into a bowl, then rub together with your fingertips until completely mixed and crumbly. Add 4 tbsp cold water, then bring everything together with your hands until just combined. Roll into a ball for use straight away or chill for up to 2 days.

  2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a round about 4cm larger than a 22cm tart dish (the one I use is of glass and about 4 cm deep). Use your rolling pin to lift it up, then drape over the tart case so there is an overhang of pastry on the sides. Using a small ball of pastry scraps, push the pastry into the corners of the dish and run the rolling pin over the top to trim. Chill in the fridge or freezer for 20 mins. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

  3. Lightly prick the base of the tart with a fork, line the tart case with a large circle of greaseproof paper or foil, then fill with baking beans. Blind-bake the tart for 20 mins, remove the paper and beans, then continue to cook for 5-10 mins until biscuit brown.

  4. While the tart case cooks, in a frying pan saute the chopped pepper in butter until softened (about 2 minutes). Then add the spinach and sauté just till wilted. Finally add the chopped sun dried tomatoes and turn off the heat.

  5. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Gradually add the creme fraiche, then stir in the dried oregano and season. You may not need salt as the feta will provide quite a bit. When the case is ready, sprinkle the crumbled feta over the base, then the sautéed spinach. peppers and tomato and finally pour over the egg mix. Bake for 20-25 mins until set and golden brown. Leave to cool in the case, then remove from the tin.

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Alice Blackwell's picture
Alice Blackwell
19th Jan, 2020
5.05
I'm 22 and wanted to make something nice for my family for lunch - my mum really wanted something with feta and sun dried tomatoes in it. I'd never made a quiche before but I used this recipe and it turned out so well! Everybody complimented it and I will definitely be making it again :)
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