Spinach and lemon baguette

Spinach and lemon baguette
  • Serves icon Serves 4 as a snack or light lunch
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min, oven time 35 min

This cheesy baguette sandwich can be served hot or cold making it the perfect picnic dish.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
547kcals
Fat
38.1g (21.7g saturated)
Protein
16.8g
Carbohydrates
35.1g (3.2g sugars)
Fibre
3.5g
Salt
1.6g
Calories
547kcals
Fat
38.1g (21.7g saturated)
Protein
16.8g
Carbohydrates
35.1g (3.2g sugars)
Fibre
3.5g
Salt
1.6g

Ingredients

  • 1 large crusty baguette
  • 200g baby spinach
  • 200ml double cream
  • 2 medium free-range eggs, beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Finely grated zest 1 large lemon
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 75g gruyère cheese, finely grated

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Halve the baguette widthways, then cut out an oval shape along the length of each half, leaving a good 3-5cm border around the edge – you want the shell to be as watertight as possible. Using your hands, pull out the soft bread inside.
  2. Boil a full kettle of water and put the spinach in a large sieve or colander. Pour over the water and leave the spinach to wilt. Drain well, then set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the double cream with the eggs, garlic, lemon zest and mustard. Squeeze any excess water from the wilted spinach and put on a chopping board. Roughly chop, then stir into the cream mixture along with half the cheese. Season well.
  4. Spoon the filling into each baguette half and sprinkle over the remaining cheese (see Georgina’s tip). Bake for 30-35 minutes until the filling has just set. Leave the baguettes to sit for a few minutes before serving, or serve completely cold.

A recipe from One Veg by Georgina Fuggle (£11.19; Kyle Books).

delicious. tips

  1. “You may find that your baguette is slightly skinnier or fatter than the one in the picture – just remove the centre and pour in as much filling as you can. Any leftover mixture can be baked separately in a lined muffin tin.” -Georgina Fuggle

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