Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine with a homemade crust: Tasty indulgence. Image: Supplied.

Quiche Lorraine with a homemade crust – The ultimate savoury dish

Indulge in a generous slice of homemade Quiche Lorraine this winter. You will not regret it!

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine with a homemade crust: Tasty indulgence. Image: Supplied.

A slice of classic Quiche Lorraine, anyone? This question makes many of us jump for a slice of this piquant, savoury bite loaded with a variety of tasty ingredients.

Quiche is an extremely versatile dish as you can almost use anything in the filling. However, a Quiche Lorraine packed with bacon and cheese remains a firm favourite among many.

This recipe includes an easy, homemade pastry crust. Prepare this crust once and in future, you will want to steer clear of ready-made pastries. It’s really simple and does not require a food processor.

Quiche Lorraine can be served warm or cold, but since we are now in our winter months, we will all opt for the warm version. It is also a suitable dish to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

This winter, remember to prepare your own homemade Lorraine Quiche at least once. Before you know it, it will become a regular menu request from your family and friends.

Quiche Lorraine Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • Pastry
  • 1 cup flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup oil, canola or olive oil

  • ¼ cup ice water

  • Filling
  • 200 g bacon

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup cream

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • nutmeg

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


  • Pastry
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Mix the flour and salt with a fork.
  • Beat the oil and water with a whisk or fork to thicken.
  • Pour into the flour and mix with a fork.
  • Press the mixture into a greased pie dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Quiche
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Slowly cook the bacon until nicely browned. Remove from the pan and cut into pieces.
  • Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the nutmeg, salt and black pepper and whisk a little more.
  • Add the milk and cream and whisk vigorously to incorporate air into the mix. This keeps the texture of the quiche light and fluffy.
  • Arrange the bacon and cheese in the bottom of the pie crust.
  • Whisk the egg-milk mixture for another few seconds, then pour it gently into the baked pie crust.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 – 40 minutes.

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