Classic Quiche Lorraine

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  • Pastry:
  • Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Mix in the egg-yolk and sufficient iced water to bind the ingredients.
  • Knead the dough lightly, and then chill in the refrigerator for thirty minutes. (I always cover the pastry with clingwrap).
  • While pastry is 'resting',
  • Melt half the butter in a frying pan and cook the bacon pieces gently until lightly coloured.
  • Put the cream and eggs in a bowl and whisk together. Add the grated nutmeg and seasoning.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle the cooked bacon pieces over the base of the pastry case and dot with the remaining butter.
  • Pour in the cream and egg mixture.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 for 30 minutes, or until set and golden brown.
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