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Spinach Quiche with Ham or Tuna

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Pastry Quiche filling
 
  • 270 g flour
  • 2½ ml salt
  • 60 g lard
  • 60 g butter
  • 75 ml cold water
  • 500 g spinach
  • 250 g mushrooms
  • 300 g cooked ham or
    2 tins tuna**
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 125 ml cream
  • grated cheese
 

Method

 

Pastry

  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl.
  2. Cut the fat into small cubes and rub it lightly into the flour with your fingertips. Keep the mixture as cool and aerated as possible while rubbing in the fat. Continue rubbing until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  3. Add the water and knead to form a soft (but not sticky) dough.
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll to the thickness required. Line a baking tin with the dough and pre-bake at 200°C for 10 minutes.
 

Filling

  1. Cook the spinach in 30 ml water, drain, chop coarsely and season with salt and pinch of nutmeg.
  2. Slice mushrooms and fry in butter or oil. Mix spinach, mushrooms and ham or tuna with cream cheese.
  3. Beat the eggs with the cream in a separate bowl.
  4. Spoon spinach mixture into pastry case, add egg and cream mixture and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  5. Bake at 180°C until firm (± 45 minutes).

Serves 4-6

**This is an excellent vegetarian dish without the ham or tuna.

Original recipe from:

South African Cookbook.



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