Quiche Lorraine

This delicious take on the on the classic French recipe. Our wonderful Quiche Lorraine is packed with bacon, eggs, cheese, and cream. Perfect for picnics although you may end up not want to share it!

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quiche lorraine
Recipe AuthorAlice Cameron
Date7 November 2018
People6
MachineManual Mode
Preparation time 10 Minutes 30 Seconds
Rest time 30 Minutes
Cooking time 1 Hour
Total time 1 Hour 40 Minutes 30 Seconds

For me, quiches are near perfection. They are easy to make, but they look impressive and taste delicious! They are also easily transportable, making them perfect picnic food alongside a fresh green salad!

The origins of Quiche lorraine dates as far back as 1373 in the Lorraine region of France. Lorraine is in the northeast of France and it very close to the German border. Many think that the word quiche comes from the German kuchen, which means cake.

Our recipe comprises of a few simple ingredients; a filling of eggs, bacon, milk, cream, cheese, pepper and nutmeg, all encased in a shortcrust pastry. For our recipe, we have chosen to use cheddar cheese as it is more readily available in the UK, however, the original recipe has gruyere cheese. The total prep time for this recipe is about 30 minutes and 1 hour cooking time at an oven temperature of 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.

If you love quiche Lorrain but are looking for a dairy free option you can make this recipe without cream and milk but you will need to substitute them for a dairy free alternative like unsweetened almond milk. You will also have to replace the cheese or go without it entirely.

That’s the real beauty of a quiche, there’s no real right or wrong way to make it, it’s completely customisable to your taste. You can try adding mushrooms, spinach or courgettes. If you like you can even try it without the pastry crust for a lighter taste!

Ingredient list

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Water 60mlcold
Salt 0to taste
Cheddar 250ggrated
Bacon 200gchopped
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Egg 5unitsbeaten
Nutmeg 0to taste
Black pepper 0to taste

Step nr: 1 - Mix butter and flour

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Ingredient list for step nr: 1

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Plain Flour 175gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Salt 0to taste
Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

First of all, we need to make the pastry. Add the flour, a pinch of salt and the butter to the bowl and mix together.

The result should be a fine mixture with a sandy texture.

Step nr: 2 - Knead pastry

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Ingredient list for step nr: 2

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Water 60milliliter
Preparation time 2 Minutes 30 Seconds
Total time 2 Minutes 30 Seconds

Add cold water and knead until the dough has formed a ball.

Step nr: 3 - Rest pastry in the fridge

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Rest time 30 Minutes
Total time 30 Minutes

Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step nr: 4 - Preheat the oven

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TimeNo times for this step
Temperature190 Degrees Celsius

Step nr: 5 - Fry the bacon

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Ingredient list for step nr: 5

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Bacon 200gram
Cooking time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes
Temperature120 Degrees Celsius

Fry the bacon pieces until crispy and set aside.

Step nr: 6 - Mix milk, egg, cream, spices

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Ingredient list for step nr: 6

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Salt 0to taste
Egg 5units
Semi skimmed milk 100milliliter
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Single cream 200milliliter
Nutmeg 0to taste
Black pepper 0to taste
Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

In a bowl combine the eggs with the milk and cream in the bowl and season well with salt, nutmeg and black pepper.

Step nr: 7 - Add bacon and cheese

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Ingredient list for step nr: 7

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Cheddar 250gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Bacon 200gram
Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Add bacon and cheddar to the bowl and mix well.

Step nr: 8 - Put pastry in the baking tray

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Preparation time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

Roll out the pastry evenly on a lightly floured surface and transfer into a round shallow baking tray. Add a sheet of baking parchment over the pastry and pour over baking beans.

Tutorials

Step nr: 9 - Bake the pastry shell

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Cooking time 20 Minutes
Total time 20 Minutes
Temperature190 Degrees Celsius

Bake the pastry shell for 20 minutes.

Tutorials

Step nr: 10 - Add mix in the pastry shell

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Cooking time 35 Minutes
Total time 35 Minutes
Temperature170 Degrees Celsius

Once the pastry is cooked remove the baking beans and parchment paper. |Pour the filling into the pastry. Reduce the temperature of the oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until firm.

Step nr: 11 - Allow to cool and set further

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Once cooled this wonderful quiche is ready to eat! Enjoy with a side of salad.

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