Quiche Florentine Recipe

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Quiche Florentine

Quiche Florentine is a quiche that uses spinach as one of the ingredients. I have added some crispy bacon to this quiche Florentine Recipe and have used some Swiss cheese just to give it a bit of a twist.

crispy bacon

Quiche is really a bit like an omelette but cooked in a pie shaped pastry normally in the oven, rather than in a pan.

Quiche Florentine Ingredients

The Florentine refers to the spinach used in the recipe. But I find you can always mess around with a recipe a bit to improve it.

pie crust

Some quiche recipes will use heavy cream but I have just used milk in this quiche recipe.

You could of course also use ham to make a ham and spinach quiche if you prefer or you just happen to have some ham handy.

Alternatively, lardons can also be used for an easy bacon spinach quiche.

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Before baking

Hot or cold Quiche?

What I like about Quiche is that it can be eaten hot or cold. We had some leftover when I made this one and we ate it reheated the next day (after storing in the fridge overnight) and it was still great.

I prefer mine hot, but it is also good eaten cold.

spinach quiche

Really if you have the time you could make your own pastry and pie shell.

But I just used some ready made shortcrust pastry and fitted it into my pie dish to make the pie crust.

florentine quiche

I suppose you could also buy a ready-made pie crust if you have them locally.

I also used fresh spinach in this recipe, and removed all the stalks before chopping the leaves.

easy quiche florentine
Quiche Florentine Recipe

‘Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche’

Well this one does ! And I cook it. I love Quiche. But times change.

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A slice of Quiche Florentine

Perhaps you remember this book ‘Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche’

from the 1980’s by Bruce Feirstein, which was a satirical view on the battle of the sexes. The funny thing was that at the time even the critics did not get it!

 

florentine quiche recipe

Luckily things have improved in some parts of the world since those days – at least this ex-rugby player is now making his own quiche…….and eating it!

How to make a Quiche Florentine

Quiche Florentine Recipe

Quiche Florentine Recipe

This quiche Florentine recipe includes spinach, Swiss cheese, bacon and milk. Easy to make and a delicious snack or main meal. Enjoy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 roll shortcrust pastry
  • 4 eggs
  • 115g streaky bacon
  • 100g chopped spinach leaves
  • 80g grated cheddar cheese, 60g to mix and 20g to sprinkle
  • 80g Emmental (Emmentaler) cheese
  • 2 cup Whole milk
  • 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Thyme, finely chopped
  • Freshly Ground Salt and Pepper

Instructions

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
    2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and place it into your pie dish with the floured side down.
    3. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes just to start cooking the pastry.
    4. Cut the bacon into small pieces and fry until crispy. Discard any oil and place the bacon on a plate.
    5. Remove the stalks from the spinach and chop up the leaves. Mix the eggs, milk, cheese, Rosemary and Thyme in a bowl.
    6. Then add the spinach leaves and bacon to the bowl.
    7. Put the contents of the bowl into the pie dish and season with salt and pepper to suit.
    8. Sprinkle the top with some cheddar cheese and place in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the centre is set.
    9. The quiche is ready when a knife comes out dry when placed in it.

Notes

Real men DO eat Quiche!

 

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