I usually make my quiches with all sort of different ingredients but for this one I decided to follow the recipe sent to me with the bacon for a Gallic classic with a British twist. Quiche Lorraine.
I was sent a package to make the quiche which included spoiltpig streaky bacon, (The pigs used for this bacon spend much of their life outside and in comfortable straw barns making them just a little bit spoilt!). Clarence Court Burford Brown eggs with an amazing dark yellow colour along side some other essentials.
- Roll out the pastry as thinly as you can and line the base of a traditional quiche dish or a loose-bottomed fluted flan tin.
- Ease the pastry into the tin and press into the sides.
- Trim the edges so it sits slightly above the tin. Prick the base with a for and chill for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 200oC/fan 180oC/gas 6.
- Line the pastry case with foil and fill with baking beans or rice and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and beans and bake for another 4-5 minutes.
184g pack spoiltpig smoked dry cured streaky bacon, chopped
1 Tablespoon oil
320ml double cream
4 Burford Brown whole eggs and 2 egg yolks
Freshly ground black pepper to taste.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan and cooke the bacon for 8-0 minutes until cooked but not crisp, drain and spread half over the pastry case.
- Put the cream, eggs, egg yolks and black pepper into a large bowl and beat until combined and then whisk faster to create a frothy mixture.
- Pour over the bacon and sprinkle over the other half of the bacon.
- Top with grated cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes then check to see if it is ready. It is ready when it still has a wobble in the middle but is puffed up.
- Allow to cool slightly then serve with a side salad and jacket potato for a perfect summer meal.
- When cold this is great sliced and included in a pic-nic basket or for a packed lunch.
Clarence Court Burford Brown eggs are also available from most major supermarkets as well as London branches of Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges and Harrods.
I was sent the above ingredients to make a quiche but did not receive any payment to do so. As usual all opinions and photos are my own.