Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Well, the Chicken and Spinach Timbales I made last night didn't turn out so good. They tasted ok, but they were supposed to stay molded, and they didn't. I thought maybe they needed more egg, as another recipe I have calls for 2 eggs, but then I noticed that it also calls for twice as much milk. I may try it again using another egg anyway. Or maybe I'll just make mini-quiche instead.
By the way a timable is a sort of individual mini-quiche sort of thing without any cheese. I got the recipe from Good Housekeeping's Book of Good Meals, copyright 1927. It calls for leftover cooked meat and leftover cooked vegetables, both chopped fine; and eggs and milk to make a custard. You put the meat and veggies in the bottom of timbale cases (or custard cups), then pour the custard over the top. Put the timbales or custard cups in a water bath and bake until set. It was an interesting experiment in using up leftovers, anyway. And the leftover timbales (I made two servings of two timbales each) were delicious today when added to some chicken broth to make a Chicken and Spinach Soup!