Monday, 12 October 2009

Spinach and Bacon Flan
with Goats Cheese


175g shortcrust pastry
450g fresh spinach
115g lean bacon, cooked and chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Freshly grated nutmeg
2 eggs
4 tbsp double cream
115g goats cheese

Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas 5


Line a flan tin with the shortcrust pastry, slightly overlapping the edge of the tin.

Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 1 minute, drain well and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Put a layer of bacon at the bottom of the flan tin followed by a layer of spinach.

Beat the eggs with the cream and pour the mixture over the spinach.

Layer the top with thin slices of goats cheese.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Serve warm.

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