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Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients
  Flour 6 Ounce (Basic Short Crust Pastry Dough)
  Butter 1 Ounce
  Onion 1 , peeled and chopped
  Bacon (streaky) rashers 4 Ounce, rinds removed and chopped
  Milk 1⁄4 Pint
  Single cream 1⁄2 Pint
  Eggs 3 , beaten
  Grated nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2) Dust flour over the working table and roll out the dough.
3) With the rolled dough line a 8 inch flan ring set on a baking sheet.

MAKING
4) In a pan, melt the butter and saute the onion and bacon until lightly coloured.
5) Place the onion mixture in the bottom of the pastry case.
6) In a pan, heat together milk and cream to just below boiling point.
7) Take the pan away from the heat and stir in the eggs, nutmeg and season to taste.
8) Spoon the egg mixture over the onion and bacon.
9) Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

FINALIZING
10) Reduce the heat to 325°F and bake for 35 minutes more or until the filling is set.
11) Allow to cool over a wire rack, to remove the flan ring.
12) If you wish to freeze the dish, then do so at this stage. Freeze the quiche.
13) Wrap the quiche in the foil and pack in freezer bag.
14) Seal, label and return to freezer.

SERVING
15) Serve hot with small mixed salad.
16) If using the frozen quiche, take off the wrapping.
17) Place quiche over a baking pan and allow thawing at room temperature for 4 hours.
18) Reheat in a preheated moderately hot oven for 25 minutes or until well heated.
19) Serve as mentioned in step 15.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Ham
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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