April 14, 2009

a dazzling debut!

This stunning creation marks the first use of the springform pan I've owned for years and years.


Impressed? Surprised? I was both.

In case you haven't noticed, I've really been enjoying my Barney Butter. I've used it in several sweet treats, but this time it found a home in something much more healthy and savory.


Although the Barney Butter site refers to this as a tart, I can't help but think of it as a quiche. Granted, the crust is a little different from the usual pastry crust, but I still think I'd like to call this a tiche (quart is already taken).


So how is it? Funny you should ask, because it's the best darn tiche I've ever had. And guess what--it's cheeseless. I'm sure many of you would take care of that posthaste, but I didn't mind at all. The subtle nutmeg is very pleasant, and the spinach provides color and that "Hey, this is good for me!" feeling. The crust is something special altogether, and I can see many uses for it in the future. The almond flavor is certainly there, but it's not so strong that it takes away from anything else.


Yes indeedly, this tiche is a fine breakfast dish--relatively easy to assemble and super simple to consume.

58 comments:

Pam said...

Mmmm. Looks really good - I love the vibrant green color. I really need to get a springform pan.

unconfidentialcook said...

What a great idea! Great for breakfast, lunch...and perfect in our house as a side for dinner with chicken or steak.

Louise at Livin Local said...

This is the creation that the springform pan must have been waiting for. Simply beautiful!

Sandie said...

Yay! A springform pan convert! I'm so excited for you! I love my springform pans! Your "tiche" looks lovely and vibrant---I'll remember this next St. Patrick's Day!

Albany Jane said...

Oh, very neat! I am loving these colors - and y'know... Spinach does freaking rule.

Maryann said...

Hi Grace. I love anything wrapped in pastry! LOL
maryann xox

Maria said...

I am loving this one! Love the green and another great use for my springform pan!

Marjie said...

I've never seen a springform pan used for a tart. I rarely use mine, alas. This looks great; I love spinach!

Krysta said...

gorgeous!

The Blonde Duck said...

You know I'd dump cheese on this! Otherwise, I love it!

Lynda said...

Wow! this is beautiful and I love the fact that it's healthy. I'll try this one, as I do have a springform pan.

lisaiscooking said...

What a great color, and it looks delicious! I think the tiche is here to stay.

mckenna said...

Crazy but true that looks like something my kids would love especially the baby! She's a fiend for spinach because of her I've learned to love it, too. Guess it's time for me to use my barney butter for something savory. I'm also using it in a frosting, YUM!
~ingrid

Helene said...

I love it, this is beautiful.

oneordinaryday said...

This looks delicious - gorgeous color and flaky pastry. Yum. I admit I'd probably toss in some cheese, but it looks awesome.
Michelle
http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

Heather said...

mmmm. that tiche looks like it has my name written all over it! i just adore spinach, so i know i would LOVE it!!

Dawn said...

that green color is stunning isn't it?
I love my springform pan too. I want to try a deep dish pizza soon, but can't get the damn sides of the dough to stand up.
Maybe I'll just try this one instead, albeit healthier too.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh my, anything wrapped in pastry is so a winner in my book. I love that you chose the spinach, it looks fantastic!

Melanie said...

Wow - that is one stunning tiche. Really, the green color of the spinach just screams health and it looks absolutely delicious. Very nice. And I'm very glad you finally got use out of a very useful springform pan!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

DAMN impressive - A winner for sure!!

Chef Fresco said...

Looks delicious! And no cheese?! It still looks so moist! yum

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

What a gorgeous green! Go Tiche!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

No cheese? Surely not? Wow, looks amazing and I am a sucker for spinach!

Sara said...

This looks great, I would never have guessed that it was cheese-less!

MaryBeth said...

No cheese...wow I would have never guessed. it look absolutely fabulous Miss Grace!!

Jacque said...

It's so... green! LOL I was waiting for the part where you said it was some sort of faux grass-like Easter confection, to be used as a backdrop for the chocolate bunnies and Peeps.

Anyway, way to use that spring form pan!

Mrs. L said...

It as been a while since I've used my springform pan...hmmmm.....

KJ said...

It looks great. But gosh, that's a lot of spinach!! My muscles would be bursting out all over the place after a slice or two.

Sophie said...

Grace, your quiche looks divine!! So fabulous!!! I bet it tasted great!

Lori said...

A lovely use of spinach and of course your spring form pan. It looks super tastey and light. I pulled up the Barney Butter site to have a look see!

kat said...

You are right about great minds thinking alike. The color on that is stunning.

eatme_delicious said...

Love the green colour! I imagine the crust was delicious.

burpandslurp said...

freaking...amazing...what a lovely sea of green, and I do love breakfasty items!

Bridgett said...

Wow, this looks so yummy and I can almost taste the crust in contrast to the spinach. A perfect breakfast treat for sure.

Julia said...

Man, that's my kind of breakfast! Yummm!

Cara said...

That sounds delicious, I can just imagine how great the almonds must be with the spinach and nutmeg.

dessertobsessed said...

wow that green is so beautiful! and i can't believe it hsa almond butter in it! interesting combination!

Pam said...

That is gorgeous!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

This is a great savory way to use your springform pan!

noble pig said...

Love the green, it's awesome and sometimes we just need good for us food!

Hornsfan said...

the dish looks stunning! and ps - cheeseless or not the entire thing looks tasty!

Bunny said...

Grace this is just gorgeous! Congratulations on using the pan, I can see more wonderous creations coming from it now!

LilSis said...

That looks so good! I love spinach and I love playing around with different quiche, tart, and frittata recipes. I'll definitely try this one!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

No cheese? Looks great and yummy.

Lisa said...

Interesting tiche. I value cheeseless more and more these days. Though I love cheese it really doesn't have to be in everything. And the quantity of spinach here feels virtuous and look so pretty. Great idea!

Peter M said...

FINALLY! The springform pan is your friend...glad it worked for you.

A tiche...a new Grace-ism? Looks good despite it's healthy properties...bonus!

Fresh Mommy said...

Oh Grace, looks incredible!! You had me with that first photo!!!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Sophie said...

Nutmeg and cheeseless? This sounds so good and unique! I love green veggies too :D.

Elle said...

i'd totally eat that--even without cheese! It looks so green and good for you.

Nice one!

Elyse said...

What a great way to Christen your springform pan. This tiche looks amazingly delicious. I can't wait to experiment with a recipe like this. And the almond flavor sounds perfect!

Jeanne said...

Wow - that looks amazing - like a healthy deep dish pizza. Tiche - you crack me up :)

mikky said...

what a healthy indulgence... :)

Laura said...

Wow that is some serious green. Looks awesome. I love quiche and I love tarts so I am certain I love tiche!

I think I am caught up in dollhouse but am not certain as I think I left my brain somewhere in Tennessee driving home. Can't remember. But I am quite close if not and holy moly whathisface (I still think of him as Helo from BSG) can take his shirt off any ole day of the week.

Jude said...

Stunning is a bit of an understatement. That perfectly browned crust and vibrant green hue deserves a word I can't think of right now because it's late :)

Jaime said...

cheese-less?? that's a sacrilege ;)

emily said...

ooooooh. Michael got me a springform for my birthday last year and I definitely need a use for it.

This looks sooooo delicious. It might have to be an inaugural meal at our new place. Thanks for the idea!

kimberleyblue said...

Wow, that looks so green and healthy and I love the idea of an almond flavour in it.

Perfect meal for a nice spring brunch!

The Duo Dishes said...

As Southeners, we thought those were collards at first! Nothing wrong with yummy spinach though. :)