The original source of this recipe was the excellent ‘Abel & Cole Cookbook’ – currently given away free with a month’s trial of their veg boxes. They called it something along the lines of ‘Baked spinach with cheesy weezy wosty eggy wegs’ – a little twee and Belle and Sebastian for comfort – hence the renaming.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25–30 minutes
Serves: 2–4 people depending on accompaniments/hunger/greed/state of hangover/etc.
Skill level: easy


  • 1 large onion – chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – crushed
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1 bag of fresh spinach – roughly chopped
  • butter – 2 large knobs
  • strong cheddar – grated – 250g
  • Worcestershire sauce – a few good splashes to taste
  • nutmeg – a generous grating or two
  • s & p

Preheat your oven to 220C/gas mark 7

Melt the butter in a large frying pan, add the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.

Add the spinach and sweat down for a couple of minutes until it has wilted.

Add a few gratings of nutmeg and season to taste.

In a separate bowl mix together the eggs and cheese along with a few splashes of the Worcestershire sauce.

Spread the spinach mixture over the bottom of a suitably sized baking dish and then pour over the egg/cheese mixture.

Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes by which time the top should be browned, sizzling and lovely.

Serve with crusty bread, roasted tomatoes, sausages … anything that takes your fancy.

Cheese & spinach brunch
Tastes much better than it photographs.

Verdict: A perfect brunch… essentially a (very) cheesy custard.

Drink: Some freshly squeezed followed by some freshly brewed.

Entertainment: Pondering the whereabouts of the missing corkscrew and teaspoons

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  1. Cooked this last night (yes, brunch for supper, what are we like!) and served it with the suggested tomatoes and sausages, and very nice it was too! Thanks.

  2. Our pleasure … delighted you enjoyed it.

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