Easy Quiche Lorraine Recipe

2014-04-06
  • Yield : 1 quiche
  • Servings : 4-6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1:30 h
  • Ready In : 1:40 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    321
  • Protein

    36.6 g
  • Carbohydrate

    3.7 g
  • Fat

    17.9 g
  • Cholesterol

    125 mg
  • Calcium

    37 mg
  • Fibre

    0.7g
  • Sodium

    379 mg

Easy quiche Lorraine recipe. Very delicious quiche baked in an oven. Stretching back to antiquity, the French flan, or flamiche, oublie, quiche, or galette, has evolved from an open pie made from bread dough with simple fillings, mostly of cheese and eggs, to the present day pies of diverse fillings in a rich shortcrust.

The French claim these pies as their own and give us endless variations, each province using to advantage the local food peculiar to that region.

These flans made excellent appetizers, served hot or cold.They may be the main course for a light luncheon, served with a chilled white wine and followed by a salad; and tiny individual ones may be offered with pre-dinner drinks.

The pie shell is usually baked blind, which means it is half-cooked with a lining of greased wax paper and filled with dried beans, to hold the bottom down and slides up, until it is set, then wax paper and beans are removed and filling as added and the pie returned to the oven to finish cooking.

Ideally, these flans are cooked in a loose-bottomed French flan pan, or in a flan ring, placed on a baking sheet. These can be removed before serving, which adds greatly to the flan’s appearance. They may be made in an ordinary pie plate or pan, however.

Serve quiches hot or cold, depending on the occasion.

Easy Quiche Lorraine Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (240 g) plain flour
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 oz (150 g) butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 bacon rashers, diced
  • 3 oz (90 g) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup (250 ml) milk

Method

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, combine plain flour and seasoning. Stir well and rub in 4 oz (120 g) of the butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 2

Gradually add the water and knead to a dough. Roll out and use to line a greased 8-inches(20 cm) pie plate. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Heat the oven to 400°F (199°C).

Step 4

Lightly fry in remaining butter diced bacon. Sprinkle cooked bacon and grated cheese over the bottom of the flash case.

Step 5

In a mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs, milk, and seasoning. Beat well and pour mixture into the flan. (Don't overfill!)

Step 6

Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 325°F (160°C) and bake for additional 25-30 minutes. Serve quiche lorraine hot.

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