Quiche Lorraine


Remember the saying “Real men don’t eat quiche”? That has long since been found to be incorrect.  Quiche, both warm and cold is a family favorite, and is one of the easiest dishes for you to make.  The addition of the onion and cheese just gives this quiche a little more flavor and body.

Ingredients serves 6 for lunch or 8 as a first course
Short-crust or puff pastry 225 gm
Whipping cream 300 ml
Bacon 8 rashers
Onion (fried and chopped) 1 small
Cheese (grated) 60 gm
Egg yolks 4
Salt ½ tspn
White pepper ½ tspn

Cooking Method

Roll the pastry and line a 22 cm quiche dish.  Cut the rind from the bacon and cut into 2 cm strips and fry gently – do not make the bacon crisp.  Remove and drain.  Now press the bacon strips over the pastry.

In a bowl, beat the egg yolks then whisk in the cream, onion, cheese, salt and pepper.

Preheat an oven to 200 degrees Celsius.  Pour in the whisked mixture and bake for 15 minutes.  Reduce heat to 180 degrees and cook for another 20 minutes.

Serve warm, or allow to cool and serve cold later.