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Spinach And Cheese Flan

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Ingredients
For filling
  Spinach 1 1⁄2 Kilogram
  Roasted cashew nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Butter 50 Gram
  Oil 1 Teaspoon
  Spring onions 4 , sliced
  Eggs 4 , lightly beaten
  Grated sharp cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Such As A Mature Cheddar)
  Cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), mixed with a pinch of sodium bicarbonate
  Sodium bicarbonate 1 Pinch
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Tabasco sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven and prepare flan ring.
2. Line flan ring with pastry.

MAKING
3. Bake blind in preheated oven for about 15 minutes till pale gold and crisp.
4. Remove from oven and set aside till cool.
5. Chop off and discard hard stems of spinach.
6. Wash leaves and tender stems thoroughly.
7. Blanch spinach for 1 minute in boiling salted water.
8. Refresh and drain thoroughly.
9. Cool and squeeze out excess liquid.
10. Chop spinach and place in a large bowl.
11. Sprinkle in cashew nuts.
12. Heat butter with oil in a pan over moderate heat.
13. Add spring onions and saute till soft.
14. Transfer contents of pan to bowl containing spinach.
15. Combine eggs and cheese in another bowl and whisk till well blended.
16. Mix in cream.
17. Pour into bowl containing spinach.
18. Add remaining ingredients, except parsley, and mix well.
19. Spoon mixture into baked flan and sprinkle with parsley.
20. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes till golden on top.

SERVING
21. Remove flan ring and place flan on a serving platter.
22. Serve hot or warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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