- Smoked salmon
- Baby spinach
- 1 packet savoury shortcrust pastry (made with butter preferably)
- 6 eggs
If you're planning on cooking up something nice and hearty for Sunday lunch or dinner today then why not try out this gorgeous quiche. It's really easy to make and tastes delicious, if you don't like smoked salmon then you could throw in some bacon instead. This only involves a few ingredients but your friends or family will be well impressed.
You only need 5 ingredients... Simple.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it's about 3/4cm thick.
Press the dough into a greased deep circular tin. Most people trim off the excess pastry around the edges of the tin, but I'm a pastry fiend so I leave it on. Brush with a little beaten egg and blind bake in the oven for 10 mins or so, until it's a little golden, in a preheated oven at 180C. If, like me, you don't have baking beans then just put a metal pot or pan (no plastic handles!), on the pastry before throwing it in the oven to blind bake. This basically stops the pastry puffing up.
Take it out of the oven and it should be golden.
Scatter the sliced pieces of smoked salmon and the ricotta over the base.
Wilt your spinach in a pan and then scatter it over the salmon and ricotta.
Whisk up your eggs and pour into the pie. Bake in an oven preheated to 180C for 30 to 40 minutes, until it is set.
When it's done take it out, it should look something like this.
Slice up and serve, it's perfect with a salad and a glass of white wine!
This freezes perfectly so if you're cooking for one, then just portion it up and freeze. It makes quick post work dinners during the week, just take it out of the freezer on the morning of the day you plan to eat it.