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Spinach Flan

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Ingredients
  Plain 81% stone ground flour 6 Ounce (175 Gram)
  Salt To Taste
  Margarine 3 Ounce (75 Gram)
  Water 2 Tablespoon
For the filling
  Margarine 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Onions 12 Ounce, sliced (375 Gram)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Finely chopped spinach 8 Ounce, frozen (1 Packet, 225 Gram)
  Yeast extract 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 3 Large
  Cheddar cheese 6 Ounce, grated (175 Gram)
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1. Place the flour and salt in a bowl and rub in the margarine until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2. Add the water quickly, mixing lightly to form a dough. Put in a polythene bag and rest the pastry in a cool place for about 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, make the filling. Melt the margarine, add the onions, garlic and spinach, cover and cook over a low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the mixture sticking. Stir in the yeast extract.
4. Stir in the flour, cook for 2 minutes and remove from the heat.
5. Beat the eggs well and add to the pan with 100 g/4 oz of the cheese, salt and pepper.
6. Roll out the pastry between two sheets of greaseproof paper. Use to line a 26-cm/10-inch fluted flan dish.
7. Add the filling and place on the centre shelf in a moderately hot oven (190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5) and cook for 25 minutes.
8. Sprinkle on remaining cheese in lines and return to the oven for a further 5-7 minutes to just melt the cheese.
9. Serve with a colourful salad and French bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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