Coronation quiche

This is the official Buckingham Palace recipe for King Charles’ coronation. I can’t say no to a quiche, in fact after one bite of this I wanted to eat the whole thing. It’s incredible. It uses seasonal and local ingredients (the coronation is in the month of May) and tastes fresh and dreamy. Thanks King C, you came up trumps on this. Love it that you are largely vegetarian too (obvs he will be reading this).

I have literally copied the ingredients list and recipe word-for-word from The Buck Pal site. Hope I’m not sent to the tower. Then again, a prince might come and I could let down my plait and he could climb up and have some quiche….. *

*Not Prince Charles (as was), obvs, but one who looks like Richard Gere.

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 125g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25g cold butter, diced
  • 25g lard
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Or 1 x 250g block of ready-made shortcrust pastry

Filling

  • 125ml milk
  • 175ml double cream
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, 
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100g grated cheddar cheese,
  • 180g cooked spinach, lightly chopped
  • 60g cooked broad beans or soya beans

Nuush clients: Please apply the portion sizes stated in your account and divide the recipe so that you make only as much you need.

Instructions

To make the pastry

  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl; add the fats and rub the mixture together using your finger tips until you get a sandy, breadcrumb like texture.
  2. Add the milk a little at a time and bring the ingredients together into a dough.
  3. Cover and allow to rest in the fridge for 30-45 minutes

And the rest

  1. Lightly flour the work surface and roll out the pastry to a circle a little larger than the top of the tin and approximately 5mm thick.
  2. Line the tin with the pastry, taking care not to have any holes or the mixture could leak. Cover and rest for a further 30 minutes in the fridge.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  4. Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper, add baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes, before removing the greaseproof paper and baking beans.
  5. Reduce the oven temperature to 160°C.
  6. Beat together the milk, cream, eggs, herbs and seasoning.
  7. Scatter 1/2 of the grated cheese in the blind-baked base, top with the chopped spinach and beans and herbs, then pour over the liquid mixture.
  8. If required gently give the mixture a delicate stir to ensure the filling is evenly dispersed but be careful not to damage the pastry case.
  9. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until set and lightly golden.

Nutrition Info

Eggs

Eggs are little packages of nutrition. They provide vitamin A, vitamin D, all the B vitamins, folic acid, and are a rich source of selenium (for thyroid function) and iodine as well as many other minerals. They are an excellent source of choline which helps our cells and nerves to signal, as well as with healthy construction of the cell walls.

This quiche has lots of vitamins and minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese, selenium, iodine, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, all the B vitamins, vitamin C

Good honest nutrition

Being a king, emperor or president is mighty small potatoes compared to being a mother.

Billy Sunday

Portion Guidelines

Instead of living with the bore of weighing food, counting points or calories and tapping everything you eat into a phone you can use nature’s custom-designed tool – your hands!

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