SPINACH QUICHE

Spinach Quiche
INGREDIENTS (serves 6):
  • 2 1/2 cups (200 g) flour;
  • salt, pepper;
  • 7 tablespoons softened butter;
  • 3 table spoons water;
  • 2 1/4 lb(1 kg) spinach;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 3/4 cup (200 ml) crème fraîche or heavy cream;
  • 3/4 cup (100 g) Gruyèr cheese, grated;
  • nutmeg;

 

 

STEPS:  
  1. Place the flour and salt in mixing bowl;
  2. Add softened butter;
  3. Using your fingers mix the flour and the butter together;
  4. Add the water;
  5. Quickly form the dough into ball; 
  6. Leave it to rest for 1 hour;
  7. Preheat the oven to 425°F (210℃);
  8. Wash the spinach carefully and drain it;
  9. Pour it into the boiling water and boil for 5 minutes, then drain;
  10. Let it cool;
  11. Squeeze all the water out of the spinach;
  12. Chop it coarsely, season with salt and pepper;
  13. Roll out the dough on a well-floured table into a circle about 1/4 in(5 mm) thick and line a 9 1/2-in (24cm) pie pan with it. Prick the bottom with a fork;
  14. Mix the eggs with the cream and the grated cheese;
  15. Season generously with salt and pepper, add a little nutmeg;
  16. Stir in the cooked spinach;
  17. Pout the mixture into the pie pan and bake for 20 minutes;
  18. Lower the heat to 350°F (180℃) and continue backing for another 10 minutes;

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