Friday, 25 October 2013

Spinach and Corn Quiche


Enjoy weekend brunch with yummy and sizzling hot  “Spinach-Corn Quiche”…


Ingredients:


For Short Crust Pastry or the base:

1 ¼   plain flour
60 gm cold butter (cut in small cubes)
A pinch of salt
1-2 tbsp ice cold water

For Spinach-Corn Filling:

2 cups shredded spinach
3/4 cup boiled sweet corn kernels
2 tbsp butter
Half of onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp plain flour
1 cup milk
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
Salt and black pepper powder to taste
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Method:


For Short Crust Pastry or the base:
  • Sieve the flour and salt together. Rub butter into the flour with finger tips till you get crumbly mixture.
  • Knead lightly with cold water to form a dough. (Don’t over work)
  • Wrap in a damp cloth or cling film and refrigerate for 15-20 min.
  • Roll out dough into ¼ inch thick disc and larger than the size of the pie dish.
  • Spread rolled dough into a greased loose-bottomed tin. Pinch sides.
  • Prick lightly with a fork. Bake at 200 °C in a preheated oven for 20 min.


For the Spinach and Corn Filling:
  • Heat the 1 tbsp butter in a pan; add the spinach and saute till it wilts.
  • Add the corn and sauté for 1 minute. Keep aside.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; stir in flour. Stir and cook for about 2 min.
  • Do not brown. Gradually stir in milk and continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from flame.
  • Now add cheese, salt and pepper and mix well. Turn off the flame.
  • Add spinach-corn to the sauce and mix well.


For the quiche:
  • Spread the mixture over the short crust pastry.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 8-10 min or till the cheese melts.
  • Cut into wedges and serve hot with any soup….




12 comments:

  1. OMG!!!! Its so fabulous and you sure have a thing for baking. I particularly adore the cheesy topping.

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  2. Wow! Such a wonderful quiche with awesome shape....kudos to you !

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  3. Quiche is so divine ;) just perfect love it

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  4. This looks so delicious. First time here. Happy to follow u. Do check out my blog too

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  5. looks awesome..nice golden crust with cheese topping.

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  6. Wow.. The shape has come out very well.. Tempting..

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  7. Preeti the quiche looks awesome the top surface of it is looking really yummy tells me come dig in!!

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  8. Delicious quiche preeti very nice. Love to try it.

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  9. wonderful quiche ! perfect and tempting !

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