A really easy Quiche- cooking with kids – they loved it!

Spinach Cheese Quiche

This is a wonderful recipe and here is Jack reading this recipe to me – he taught himself to read at 4 – and is very keen on cooking!

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 6  tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1   egg yolk
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of flour

Filling:

  • 1  tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3  cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1  cup 2% milk
  • 3/4  cup (3 ounces) grated cheese – any kind – we like Mozzarella
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3  eggs

Directions:

  1. Beat the butter in your mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix the milk, salt, and egg yolk in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. This is where the kids get involved – they loved whisking ( and turning the mixer on and off too! Careful those fingers!)
  3. Add milk mixture to butter, a little at a time, beating after each addition.
  4. Add flour in small amounts (the kids love to do this too) beat just until combined. Press mixture into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap; little fingers like to do this step as well – then cover. Chill for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Unwrap and place chilled dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a 10-inch circle. I love to show the children how to do this – it is messy but the fine motor skills required to do it are excellent and worth learning.
  7. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Freeze 15 minutes. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
  8. Now heat oil in a large frying pan to medium heat.
  9. Add onions; sauté until translucent – not too long – about 5-6 minutes.
  10. Add the spinach and sauté a few more minutes. ( Spinach cooks VERY fast)
  11. Combine 1 cup milk and remaining ingredients in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. ( This is the kids’ job!)
  12. Stir in spinach mixture. Pour filling into crust. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Cut into 10 wedges. YUMMY!
  13. This is delicious accompanied by a simple salad.

About Grandma

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