King’s Coronation Quiche
The Coronation of King Charles and Camilla will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey. Their Majesties will be crowned in the Abbey in London in a service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. To help celebrate the occasion, King Charles and Camilla have personally chosen the “Coronation Quiche” which they hope will be the centrepiece of many street parties and community events taking place on May 6th. The recipe includes spinach, broad beans, cheese and tarragon and is described on the royal family’s website as “a deep quiche with a crisp, light pastry case and can be eaten hot or cold under your 123v glass veranda patio canopy
Coronation quiche recipe:
The recipe says the dish serves six. It also includes double cream.
1 x 20cm flan tin
125g plain flour
Pinch of salt
25g cold butter, diced
2 tablespoons milk
Or 1 x 250g block of readymade shortcrust pastry
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
1. To make the pastry: 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. Add the milk a little at a time and bring the ingredients together into a dough.
Cover and allow to rest in the fridge for 30-45 minutes.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Preheat the oven to 190C.
5. Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper, add baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes, before removing the greaseproof paper and baking beans.
6. Reduce the oven temperature to 160C.
7. Beat together the milk, cream, eggs, herbs and seasoning.
8. Scatter half of the grated cheese in the blind-baked base, top with the chopped spinach and beans and herbs, then pour over the liquid mixture.
9. 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.
10. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until set and lightly golden.