Classic quiche lorraine

Quiche Lorraine is one of those recipes that has stood the test of time thanks to its classic ingredients and tasty flavours. This version uses ready-made pastry for a quick and easy fix, but you can always make your own if you want a really authentic taste! Don’t be afraid to mix things up a bit too! If you’ve got any herbs lying around that need to be used, fry them off with the onion and bacon and add them to the filling. You can serve up a nice big slice with a side of fresh salad or veg. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets of ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 4 rashers bacon, rind removed, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon plain flour
  • 300ml cream
  • 1/2 cup milk

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200C. Lightly grease a fluted 3cm deep, 23cm (base), loose-base flan pan.

2. Line the base and sides of the flan with pastry. Trim excess. Line pastry with baking paper. Half-fill with dried beans or rice. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove paper and beans. Bake a further 10 minutes or until golden.

3. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook for 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Cool. Sprinkle over pastry. Top with cheese.

4. Reduce oven temperature to 180C. Whisk the remaining ingredients and salt and pepper in a jug. Pour over bacon. Place onto the tray. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

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