Monday, 7 July 2014

Greens, Eggs and Ham Breakfast Pie















For when toast just won't cut it.



Greens, Eggs and Ham Breakfast Pie
adapted from Karen Martini's Feasting
Serves 4 - 6

2 tablespoon olive oil
3 leeks, thinly cut
1/2 brown onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
80ml water
300g baby spinach leaves, shredded
2 1/2 tablespoons pouring cream
20g unsalted butter
Puff pastry, enough to line the base and sides of  a 24cm, 5cm deep springform tin (homemade or store-bought)
5 eggs
4 thin slices pancetta
1/4 cup finely snipped chives

Preheat the oven to 220C (fan-forced). Slip a pizza stone or heavy based baking tray into the oven to heat it up.

In a medium saucepan, heat the oil and add the leeks, onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes, until really soft. Add the water and cook for a further 10 minutes. Add the spinach, cream and butter and cook for another 5 minutes, until it becomes a thick paste. Puree with a stick blender until it is smooth and set aside to cool. Once cool, add 1 egg and whisk to combine thoroughly.

Line the base and sides of a 24cm, 5cm deep springfrom tin with puff pastry. Spread the leek mixture over the pastry. Crack the remaining eggs over the leek mixture and strew the pancetta here and there. Sprinkle with chives. Roll the edges of the pastry down, over itself,  to the level of the filling. Place the tin on the preheated pizza stone or baking tray and bake for  45- 50 minutes, or until cooked through and the pastry is golden.


21 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! What a fabulous recipe!

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  2. Now that's my kind of breakfast. Love the use of pancetta.

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  3. Perfect solid winter comfort food to start the morning off on the right foot (or stomach perhaps). I bet Chris is going to love this one. Breakfast for dinner this week perhaps :) Thanks Jen.

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  4. Hummm, yes please?? I would totally go for your pie over toasts, that's for sure! What a pie, it's so nice to make some for breakfast. It has to be followed by a sweet pie for dessert :)

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  5. That spinach has an amazing colour and I so want this breakfast right now :)

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    1. Spinach, and green in general, make food photos pop.

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  6. This looks INCREDIBLE, Jen! This would ruin me for toast forever.

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    1. Yep. I'm totally ruined. Even a bread lover like me.

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  7. oh lordy that is just one of the most amazing things.. Seriously gorgeous shots too!

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    1. Thanks Maria. Takes bacon and eggs to a whole new level.

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  8. Love savory pies, this is dreamy!

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    1. Thanks Cheri. I love savoury pies too.

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  9. HA! I don't think anyone would be satisfied with toast after looking at these photos! As a matter of fact, my humble bagel is looking pretty sad right now.... ;)

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    1. Haha Katie. Sorry to ruin your breakfast. Don't worry, I'm usually spooning granola into my mouth over the kitchen sink on most weekdays.

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  10. By tasting this only with my eyes, I can already say it would be hubby approved! What a magnificent breakfast!!

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    1. Thanks Liz. My husband definitely approved. :)

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  11. ugh I want it. NOW. I have some filo dough at home now I just gotta get the ham and greens...I doubt mine will look (or taste) as good though.

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    1. Thanks Srebrina. Filo dough is a great idea. If you follow the recipe, I don't see why your pie won't look and taste like this one (apart from the different pastry). Good luck.

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