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To make the pastry sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter and rub the mixture together using your fingertips until a breadcrumb like texture. Add the milk a little at a time and bring the ingredients together into a dough. Cover and allow to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Lightly flour a dry work surface and roll out the pastry to a circle a little larger than the top of the tin  or dish and approximately 5mm thick. Grease the dish/tin well with butter or oil spray and line the tin/dish with the pastry, taking care not to have any holes or the mixture could leak. Cover and rest for a further 30 minutes in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 190°C.

Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper, add baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes, before removing the greaseproof paper and baking beans.

Reduce oven temperature to 160°C.

Beat together the cream, eggs, herbs and seasoning. Scatter 1/2 of the grated cheese in the blind-baked base, top with the LeaderBrand Baby Spinach and beans then pour over the liquid mixture. If required gently give the mixture a delicate stir to ensure the filling is evenly dispersed but be careful not to damage the pastry case.

Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until set and lightly golden.

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Servings per package: 3

Serving size: 40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100 g
Energy  32 kJ 81 kJ
Protein 1.2 g 3.0 g
Fat, Total 0.1 g 0.3 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g 0.0 g
– sugars 0.0 g 0.0 g
Dietary Fibre 1.0 g 2.4 g
Sodium 7 mg 17 mg
Folate 88 ug (44% RDI*) 220 ug
Vitamin A  113 ug (15% RDI*) 283 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

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  • 200g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 75g cold butter, diced
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Or, 1 x 250g block of ready-made shortcrust pastry


  • 120g Leaderbrand Classic Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 300ml cream
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp dried tarragon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100g grated mozzarella cheese,
  • 60g cooked broad beans or edamame beans or frozen peas

You will need: 20-23cm Ceramic Flan dish or fluted tart tin

Leaderbrand Baby Spinach is sublime in this dish and takes the time out of making this celebratory quiche. No need for wilting, just layer the spinach leaves with broad beans and creamy egg and herb mix, to make a delicious fresh tasting quiche. Add your own twist of seasonal veg or herb flavourings… pretty sure the King won’t mind.

Original Source: Kings Coronation Quiche (Online Resource)

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