I have been loving quiche recently since visiting Interlakken for a short cycling trip away. On one of our cycle days we stopped off in a place called "Grindelwald" at a little bakery and I ordered a slice of spinach quiche. It was super good! The pastry was lovely and crunchy and the filling had lots of spinach, herbs and some cheese in there too. I probably also really enjoyed it because we had already done 20km of climbing on the bike to get there, so I was in need of some fuel before our next 10km climb up the Grosse Scheidegg.
The Grosse Scheidegg is a great climb, but definitely not for the faint hearted! It is super steep the whole way, but the view at the top was amazing. I think I will make a separate post about the climb from Grindelwald to the Grosse Scheidegg.. so stay tuned on that one.
So since our trip there, I have been experimenting with different quiche fillings and shortcrust pastry. And I really like this one, so I thought I would share it with you all.
SWEET POTATO, SPINACH &
ABONDANCE CHEESE QUICHE
For the pastry:
150g flour (I used 100g plain, 50g wholemeal)
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the filling:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 white or red onion (diced)
1 medium sweet potato (chopped into cubes)
50g Abondance cheese (grated) > You can use other cheeses
2 large handfuls of spinach (finely chopped)
salt & pepper
Prepare your pastry.
Place all pastry ingredients in the food processor and blend until a dough forms.
Press dough into your 25cm diameter baking tin/pie dish. Make sure to press the dough up the sides so your filling doesn't go over the top.
Set aside while you prepare your filling. If your kitchen is very warm then place in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a pan and fry onions until beginning to soften.
Add sweet potato and cook on a medium heat until beginning to soften.
Spread sweet potato and onion mixture on to your prepared pastry and top with your grated cheese and then spinach.
In a separate large bowl, beat eggs with 100ml of milk until well combined. Beat in a pinch of salt and pepper.
Pour egg mixture evenly over the top of your dish.
Bake in the oven approximately 30 minutes. It should be golden on top.
Enjoy with a fresh mixed salad!
Comment below if you try out this recipe!
Love of love,