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Spinach and Corn Quiche

This quiche recipe is for all the non-meat eaters who obviously ignored my Bacon and Mushroom Quiche recipe. This recipe is also for everyone who likes a nice chewy cheesy quiche. So basically this recipe is for everyone 🙂 Spinach and Corn is one of those excellent combinations that you can’t go wrong with. The colors compliment each other as well – yellow and green. I’ve told you all about quiches before – savory pastry with a filling of your choice. If you buy ready pastry shells then you can roll out quiches in minutes. Perfect for a weekday!
Spinach and Corn Quiche

Baking time: 25 mins + 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4
What you need:
For Pastry
1 cup plain Flour
75 gms Butter, chopped
Large pinch of salt

For Filling
2 cups blanched and chopped Spinach leaves
1 cup crumbled fresh Cottage Cheese
3/4th cup Sweet Corn kernels
3/4th cup Milk
2 Tbsp Cream
1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
½ tsp dried Oregano
2 Tbsps Butter
Salt and Pepper
What to do:

To Make Pastry: Place flour and butter in a cold bowl. Rub together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Gradually add ice cold water (2-3 Tbsp) and bring the misture together. Turn onto a lightly floured board. Knead mixture gently to form smooth dough. Refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to moderately hot 210ºC.

Roll Pastry on a flour board large enough to fit a 9 inch round loose bottomed flan tin. Ease pastry into tin. Trim edge with a sharp knife. Cut a sheet of baking paper large enough to cover pastry lined tin. Place paper over pastry; spread a layer of dried beans or rice evenly over paper. Bake for 15 mins, remove paper and beans; bake for another 10 mins or until pastry case is lightly browned; Remove and cool. Preheat oven to 230 ºC for the next stage.

To make Filling: Heat the butter in a pan, add corn and sauté for 1 minute. Dissolve the cornflour in the milk and add this to the mixture. Cook till the mixture thickens. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Keep aside.

Spread the spinach corn mixture over the baked pastry in the pie dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 mins or until mixture becomes firm. Serve hot!

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