Paper-Wrapped Quiches

Have you noticed how, twice a year : in July and January, one turns to healthier options, last July I mentioned a recipe from a book published by Quadrille "Lighten Up" by Jill Dupleix. She is an award winner of the Guild of Food Writers for her work on Healthy eating, more over she offers an healthy version of one of my old-time wickedy-weakness "Cheddar & Bacon flantastic".
These tasty morsels take about 1/2 hour to make, each quiche contains 120 calories & 8grs of fat - oh yes, I am getting obsessed with these details again. They look fun and fun is good.
Paper-Wrapped Quiches

400g (13oz) spinach, well washed
6 large eggs
100ml (3½fl oz) milk
2tbsp freshly grated Parmesan or Gruyère, plus 1tbsp extra
black pepper
2tbsp chives or parsley, finely chopped
2 thick slices ham, diced
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
Cook the spinach in a dry nonstick pan over a high heat until wilted, tossing well. Squeeze dry and set aside.
Preheat the oven to Gas 4, 180°C, fan160°C. Cut out eight 15cm (6in) squares of baking paper and use to line eight deep muffin moulds.
Beat eggs with milk, cheese, pepper and chives or parsley.
Scatter a little spinach and ham into all the muffin moulds.Fill each one with a little of the egg mixture and top them with two cherry tomato halves.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until just set. Top with the extra grated cheese.
Eat warm, or cool.


Jeanne said...

Clever - like quiches but without all that annoying pastry :) All the best for 2010, by the way!

Solange Berchemin of Pebble Soup said...

All the best to you too and thanks for taking the time to read and comment. See you in 2010



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