I know it might sound a bit sad, but quiches are my ultimate weapon of seduction. I am aware it is not exactly a weapon of mass seduction but it works on a very specific target, and the only one that really counts: the gorilla of the house. It is the first thing I cooked for him.. and I pull it up every time I can sense a crisis coming.
Yesterday my car got towed away,and by the time I got out of the car pound with it, my wallet was 300£ lighter. That hurt, especially since no one could explain to me why it had been towed away. I don’t think I will be driving into London anytime soon if parking rules are so arbitrary… Anyway, I came out of there alive (and I was not sure I would as the car pound was located in a very dodgy area), and decided to take it with philosophy. But my boyfriend was beside himself when I called him to tell my story. When I hung up, I thought it was the kind of situation when the quiche was much needed!
I had read that sesame seeds were good for lowering blood pressure (and consequently the risk of heart attack)because they contain a lot of manganese. So I thought it would be fun to add some of these in the crust with regards to the circumstances.
– For the crust
400 g flour (it was a big quiche)
10 cl olive oil
10 cl milk
100 g sesame seeds (optional)
A pinch of salt
– For the mix
200 g fresh baby spinach leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 liter milk
1 soft goat cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven at 180 C.
2. Add all the ingredients for the crust in the Thermomix (or any other food processor, or mix in a bowl) and mix at Speed 3 for 30 seconds until you obtain an homogeneous mix.
3. Fill the termomix bowl with the spinach leaves and the olive oil. Cook at 100 C/Speed Spoon/Reverse Blade for 5 minutes. Or you can also cook the spinach leaves in the pan for 5mn with a bit of olive oil. Remove from the bowlwhen ready.
3. While the spinach are cooking, roll out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface until 2-3 mm thick. Carefully place your disk of dough in a high-sided springform pan. So much easier when you have to get the quiche out of there! I like a thick crust, put that is up to you.
4. Let it pre-bake in the oven while you make the mix to prevent a soggy bottom crust. This way, the crust will be nice and crunchy even at the bottom and won’t absorb too much of the mix.
5. Add the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and goat cheese into the thermomix and mix for 20 seconds on Speed 3, until combined. Then add the spinach and mix a few seconds more. I you don’t want your spinach leaves chopped, use Reverse blade. If you don’t have a thermomix, just combine the ingredients of the mix together, and mash the goat cheese with a fork before, so it is easier to combine with the rest.
6. Pour the mix into the pre-baked crust, and put back in the oven for 30 mn. Enjoy warm or cold, with a tomato salad for example.