Coronation quiche

Crisp pastry, wild mushrooms, Lancashire cheese & Jersey Royals

Coronation quiche

Coronation quiche

Serves Serves 12
Time Cooks In1 hour 30 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 305 15%
  • Fat 20.3g 29%
  • Saturates 11.4g 57%
  • Sugars 1.1g 1%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%
  • Protein 11.4g 23%
  • Carbs 20.9g 8%
  • Fibre 1.4g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 250 g plain flour , plus extra for dusting
  • 135 g unsalted butter (cold)
  • 225 g Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese
  • ½ a bunch of mixed soft herbs, such as chives, tarragon, chervil, wild garlic (15g)
  • 400 g mixed wild mushrooms (St George’s variety if you can find them)
  • 2 shallots
  • 300 g Jersey Royals
  • 6 large free-range eggs
  • 200 ml single cream
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  1. Put the flour into a food processor, cube and add 125g of the cold butter, finely grate in 25g of the Lancashire cheese, finely chop and add a few sprigs of the fresh herbs, then pulse until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add 4 tablespoons of cold water and pulse again until you get a rough dough. Bring the dough into a ball with your hands, then wrap and rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Roll out the pastry on a flour-dusted surface, turning it every so often, until it’s just under ½cm-thick, then use it to line a 23cm non-stick loose-bottomed tart tin. Push the pastry into the base, letting the excess overhang. Prick the base all over with a fork and place on a baking tray.
  3. Scrunch up a large piece of greaseproof paper, then unwrap it and use it to line your pastry case, pushing it right into the sides. Fill the case with baking beans or rice, and blind bake for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the baking beads or rice (save for another bake) and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes, or until lightly golden and crisp.
  4. Clean, roughly chop and place the mushrooms in a large non-stick frying pan on a high heat. Dry fry for 5 minutes, or until beautifully golden, while you peel and finely chop the shallots. Once the time’s up, stir in the shallots and the remaining butter and fry for a further 10 minutes, or until soft and sweet.
  5. Meanwhile, scrub the Jersey Royals and cook in a large pan of boiling salted water for 20 minutes, or until tender, then drain and steam dry.
  6. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the cream, finely chop and add most of the herbs, and finely grate and add the remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper, then mix well.
  7. Smash or slice the Jersey Royals and arrange in the prepared tart tin with the mushrooms. Pour over the egg mixture and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden and just set. Delicious served warm or cold topped with the remaining herb sprigs, with a simple baby leaf salad or some steamed asparagus.