Quiche Lorraine - Fantastic Summer Dish to get the Family Together

Image of a slice of Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine - Fantastic Summer Dish to get the Family Together

There's nothing like a homemade quiche lorraine to bring my family together. I always let them know when I'm baking one, and they never miss the chance to join me for a delicious meal. We enjoy the quiche with a fresh salad and some beverages, while we chat and laugh under the sun. It's one of my favourite ways to spend time with my children and grandchildren. They say they love my quiche, but I think they love me more.

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If you're looking for a delicious and easy breakfast or brunch dish, look no further than this quiche Lorraine recipe. Quiche Lorraine is a classic French dish that consists of a flaky pastry crust filled with a savoury custard of eggs, cream, cheese and ham. It's perfect for any occasion, whether it's a family gathering, a picnic or a weekday meal.

To make this quiche Lorraine, you'll need the following ingredients:


For the pastry crust:

  • 200 g of plain flour
  • 100 g of cold butter, cubed
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2-3 tbsp of cold water

 For the filling:

  • 200 g of cooked ham, diced
  • 150 g of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 eggs
  • 300 ml of double cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and lightly grease a 23 cm pie dish.
  2. To make the pastry crust, put the flour, butter and salt in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively, you can use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour in a large bowl.
  3. Add the egg and enough water to form a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a circle that is slightly larger than your pie dish. Carefully transfer the dough to the dish and press it into the edges. Trim off any excess dough and prick the base with a fork.
  5. Line the pastry with baking paper and fill it with baking beans or rice. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the paper and beans and bake for another 5 minutes until golden.
  6. To make the filling, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  7. Sprinkle the ham and cheese evenly over the pastry base. Pour the egg mixture over them and gently shake the dish to level it.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the filling is set and golden on top.
  9. Let the quiche rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

A Quiche that I made many years ago,

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