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Traditional Quiche Lorraine Recipe
This is a recipe for quiche lorraine which has its origin in the French region of Lorraine. In cooking, a quiche is quite simply a pie made primarily of eggs and cream in a pastry crust. Other ingredients such as chopped meat or vegetables are often added to the eggs before the quiche is baked. However, in a traditional Quiche Lorraine, cream and cooked bacon are added.
200 g shortcrust pastry(or enough for a 9inch pie/flan baking dish)
150 g smoked pork belly (or 8 slices of crispy bacon)chopped into small pieces
100 g grated cheese
1 cup finely chopped onion
4 large eggs
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pre Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line the pie dish with the shortcrust pastry (which you can either buy or make) and in the bottom sprinkle the bacon, cheese and onion. Beat eggs slightly then beat in remaining ingredients. Pour into quiche dish over bacon, cheese and onion.
Bake for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 300 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes or until knife in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting
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