How to elevate ordinary quiche into something regal to bake for coronation watch parties, the Kentucky Derby, or weekend brunch at your place
Great post, Anne! Love a good quiche. I'm assuming it's meant to say pulse butter and flour 15-20 seconds instead of minutes :)?
This is a fun and interesting story. Lots of information about quiche that I never knew! I think beans in the quiche sounds odd. Red wine in the curry also sounds odd!
I make this filling but add a few tablespoons of sun dried tomatoes chopped up in it too for both color and a nugget of zing.
Quiche really is a way to clear a refrigerator of leftovers.
Wow. This dish is officially on my “to bake” list. What a difference a springform pan can make!
Charles has been clear about change and cutting the excess, reducing some of the pomp around the coronation, etc...
When the quiche was announced, it was stated:
"The recipe was chosen by the king and queen consort in conjunction with the royal chef, Mark Flanagan, whose recipe it is, because it is a good sharing dish, can be served hot or cold, suits a variety of dietary requirements and preference, can be adapted, and is not too complicated or costly to make." and the royal family’s website described it as “a deep quiche with a crisp, light pastry case and delicate flavours of spinach, broad beans and fresh tarragon. Eat hot or cold with a green salad and boiled new potatoes – perfect for a Coronation Big Lunch!”
An initiative by @EdenCommunities, The Coronation Big Lunch aims to bring neighbours and communities together to celebrate the Coronation and share friendship, food and fun. The Queen Consort, as Patron, has attended Big Lunches all across the UK and the world, including in Ghana and Barbados.
when I read the boiled new potatoes, all I could think of was Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice.
Obviously, I pay a little too much attention to the Royals on SM.
I'd rather eat your quiche, but I'll probably just eat oatmeal and drink tea out of my English tea cup.
Love this post & can’t wait to try the quiche in the springform pan! Our 30th anniversary is this year, too!
I’ll let you know. I spent some time in my youth in Worcester. We used to call it the ‘dead’ centre of the Midlands!
Your quiche sounds a lot better than that ‘other’ one! I will definitely try it as I love your recipes (I’ve just bought your Skillet Love be a use I need to make a proper cornbread so I went to you first! but I’d like to say the first quiche I made was from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I was a bit nervous at first, but I shouldn’t have been because it was quite easy to make and is my benchmark now for all quiches. May I ask In which part of England did you marry?
Love your post.
At first when I saw Camilla's choice for her husband's Coronation Lunch it seemed understandable but when I saw the on line recipe using 2 eggs, I thought, "Well, at least they won't spoil their appetite for dinner." There is a good argument for that but I'd have to carry some snacks. My Company Quiche has 12 eggs but I have chickens and I go lighter on the cheese. Used to make a Southwestern Quiche but the small frozen bag of corn, onions, a few black beans, peppers, both red and green, which made it so easy is no longer available.
I love the idea of making a quiche in a springform pan--more filling, crust and structure. And I’m with those who scratch their heads at the idea of beans in quiche. On toast, yes, but quiche, just plain odd. But this king’s a bit odd too--and I miss his mother. But, as someone said, we must give him a chance. Thanks for another delicious post!
I love to make quiche. I added tarragon for the first time last week. My husband loved it and said
it was really good. My recipe is from a 1970's Betty Crocker cookbook my mom gave me. I sometimes vary the cheese, but I splurge and always add heavy cream. It is decadent! I do use a frozen pie crust because I always have them.
Enjoyed reading all the information about the Royals. I plan to record the coronation and watch it later. My middle name is Elizabeth. I was born the year she became queen. I've always liked that.
Your quiche recipe and photos are both regal!! I will try the cubed cheese idea, mixed with the shreds no doubt it will make our next quiche next level! My French background resists the thought of fava beans but my curious nature can't help but wonder what beans in a quiche might add in terms of flavor and texture... may throw a few in when leftovers are hanging around. I once thought it adventurous to add spinach to my basic Lorraine custard, and then mushrooms. After my recipes were all rewritten for our celiac kid and eventually discovered the joy of crustless quiche, I have not missed the extra calories those delicious crusts add. Without a crust in the mix, why not red beans (with andouille) and rice quiche for a Cajun twist? Your tall crust evokes the crown, however, and is fitting for the upcoming occasion. God save the king has a bit of an odd ring after saying queen for so long but that is what it is now! :-) Bon appetit, Anne!
Quiche is wonderful. Love it for celebrations, showers, luncheons or just plain family meals - but PLEASE, no little pockets of fava beans! Please?
Love quiche. Never had coronation chicken yet but will try it. Kinda burnt out on the royals so I’ll pass on watching the coronation festivities.
What a fabulous post, Anne! The history, the drama, the Quiche! I love quiche and yours looks gorgeous. The Palace shoulda called you! 👑
When a Quiche is made well it's amazing. To me, it is so disappointing when it tastes more like a a frittata rather than the tender custard it's supposed to be. I might try the coronation version. I want to give it, and King Charles a chance. I'll also make your version. It sounds delicious!