Classic Quiche Lorraine

Recipe by Karen Elizabeth

A classic recipe from The Essential French Cookbook, if I make a quiche with a pastry base, then this is the one. I do experiment with the fillings, but as often as not, will stick to this timeless classic....................

Top Review by diner524

Wonderful Quiche Lorraine that I enjoyed for lunch today!!! I made this for 1/3 of the recipe in order to serve 1-2. I used diced ham for the bacon as I think that is what is similar to what you consider bacon. So I fried it up in the butter as directed and followed the rest as written, except that I did add some minced onion with the ham and butter. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for ZWT 8.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Pastry:
  3. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Mix in the egg-yolk and sufficient iced water to bind the ingredients.
  5. Knead the dough lightly, and then chill in the refrigerator for thirty minutes. (I always cover the pastry with clingwrap).
  6. While pastry is 'resting',
  7. Melt half the butter in a frying pan and cook the bacon pieces gently until lightly coloured.
  8. Put the cream and eggs in a bowl and whisk together. Add the grated nutmeg and seasoning.
  9. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a buttered 23cm/9 inch loose-bottomed flan tin. Prick the base of the flan with a fork.
  10. Sprinkle the cooked bacon pieces over the base of the pastry case and dot with the remaining butter.
  11. Pour in the cream and egg mixture.
  12. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 for 30 minutes, or until set and golden brown.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a