Monday, January 12, 2009

Spinach Cheese Squares

Growing up, I always dreamed of being a grown-up. I know it sounds silly, but thoughts of dinner parties and ladies who lunch filled my little girl head with wonder and anticipation. Although being an adult is quite so fun all the time, it definitely has its moments.

Recently, E and I headed to our synagogue for the annual Channukah party and had a great time, meeting new people and trying some new dishes and old favorites (latkes and applesauce = manna from heaven). We brought along a new favorite of our own, Spinach Cheese Squares. Not only are these easy to throw together, but they serve up beautifully. Most of the effort is in the cooling time, so these should be made at least 2 hours in advance, not right before you leave like we usually do. The cheesy goodness will win over even the pickiest palate, and the spinach helps you feel a little less guilty about the whole thing. This would also be great for brunch, or for a light dinner with a side salad.

Spinach Cheese Squares

adapted from Sweetnicks
makes 32 appetizer-sized squares, or serves 8 as a main

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 lb. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 20 oz. frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
  • 1 teaspoon granulated toasted onion
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place butter in a 9×13 inch baking dish and melt butter in oven, about 5 minutes. Remove when melted.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat eggs well ( I just used a whisk). Mix in flour, milk and baking powder. When the dough is well combined, mix in cheese, spinach, and onion.
  4. Pour mixture into the baking dish with melted butter. Bake for 35 minutes. Let cool 45 minutes then cut into bite-size squares.


E said...

Those were beyond amazing!

Sparkliesunshine said...

Why do I look at this stuff when I am already hungry??