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Quiche Lorraine

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Quiche Lorraine
Quiche Lorraine
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

    plus 20 mins chilling time
  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This traditional French quiche makes an easy family meal, a delicious lunch served cold or a tasty addition to a party buffet. Try with new potatoes and a crisp green salad

Ingredients

For the pastry:

  • 125g (4 oz) plain flour
  • 50g (2oz) butter, diced

For the filling:

  • 2 organic eggs
  • 150ml ( pt) single cream
  • 50g (2oz) back bacon, diced
  • 50g (2oz) mature Cheddar or Gruyre cheese, grated

Turn your quiche lorraine into a quiche alsacienne by adding some chopped onion to the filling mix.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F, gas mark 6). Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Add the butter and, using your fingertips, rub it into the flour to form fine breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over 2tbsp ice cold water and mix into the crumbs to make a soft dough. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for 20 mins.
  2. Roll out the dough and use to line a 17cm (6 in) fluted flan tin. Line with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans. Bake for 10 mins, remove from the oven and take out the paper and beans.
  3. To make the filling, whisk the eggs and cream together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the diced bacon and cheese and pour the mixture into the pastry case. Reduce the oven temperature to 180C (350F, gas mark 4) and bake for 20 to 25 mins, until the pastry is golden and the filling is just set in the centre.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 420(kcal)
  • Fat 30.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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