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Quiche Lorraine

Classic Quiche Lorraine

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The most versatile quiche for brekkie, brunch, lunch or dinner.

  • Makes : 8 |
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 60 mins |
  • Cook Time : 45 mins
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Crust

220 g flour
80 g hard cheese (Parmesan or Grana Padano)
1 Tbsp (15 ml) sugar
½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
2 eggs
133 g cold butter, cubed
pinch cayenne pepper
½ tsp mixed chives and parsley, chopped

Filling

80 g butter
350 g onion, diced
350 g bacon, diced
1 tsp (5 ml) chopped thyme
salt and pepper

250-350 g Emmental and Gruyere cheese, grated and mixed

Custard

1 C (250 ml) eggs (about 4-5 but measure out as this may differ depending on the size of the eggs)
1 C (250 ml) milk
1 C (250 ml) cream
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of salt
pinch white pepper

Crust

Preheat the oven to 180 ºC and grease a tart tin or pie dish (one large 32 cm diameter or two smaller ones).

Mix the dry ingredients together and then add to a food processor. Add the butter and eggs and mix to form a dough.

Lightly dust a surface, then, once a dough has formed, remove from the food processor and roll evenly to about 3 mm thick.

Gently lift the pastry and line the greased tart mould/pie dish. Gently press in but allow the pastry to hang over the sides.

Prick the base and then blind bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly and then trim off the excess pastry. Lower the oven temperature to 170 ºC.

Filling

Add the butter to a frying pan over medium heat. Sauté the onions for 5-8 minutes, without colouring, until soft. Add the bacon and cook. Add the thyme and season with salt and pepper; mix to combine. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

Custard

Add all the ingredients to a bowl or jug and blend with a stick blender to form a smooth batter.

To Assemble

Scatter the cheese into the cooked base that has cooled. Top with the bacon and onion mix. Pour over the custard batter.

Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes at 170 ºC until the custard is just set. The internal temperature of the tart should be about 160 ºC. Allow the tart to rest for at least 45 minutes or overnight if you have the time.

Slice and serve with a fresh side salad.