Today’s recipe is from one of my favourite cookbooks. For me quiche Lorraine is one of those timeless classics and makes a great dinner recipe. I love this recipe from TV chef and cookbook author Rachel Khoo. Rachel’s recipe is really simple to prepare and uses just a handful of ingredients. I love serving the quiche with some fresh, crunchy salad which has been mixed together with dijon vinaigrette. If you want to master perfect shortcrust pastry and the perfect quiche lorraine then you need to try this recipe!
Recipe inspiration from The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo
Shortcrust Pastry –
90g softened unsalted butter
1 teaspoon sugar
Large pinch of salt
180g plain flour, sifted
2 large free-range egg yolks
2-4 tablespoons ice cold water
Quiche Lorraine Filling –
300ml double cream
150g good-quality bacon lardons or pancetta
4 eggs plus two egg yolks
Salt and white pepper, to taste
1. To make the pastry: Start by creaming the butter, sugar and salt together until light and just combined. Add flour, egg yolks and the ice cold water and combine together using a spoon. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight if you can. Take out of fridge half an hour before you want to use it – this will make it easier to roll! Roll the pastry out to fit a 23cm fluted tart/quiche tin and gently press into the tin. Then trim away any excess pastry, brush the base with some egg white and chill in the fridge whilst you make the filling.
2. To make the filling: Fry the bacon in a frying pan or bake until crispy in the oven. Scatter evenly in the pastry case. Whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, cream and season with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and bake at 170 degrees Fan/190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 4 for 40-45 minutes or until golden on top.
3.Serve the quiche hot or cold. It’s really enjoyable served with a dressed salad.
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86 thoughts on “Classic Quiche Lorraine”
Never been a fan of quiche in general but you did a beautiful job capturing the feeling of the meal as a whole (quiche and the table set up) in the images
Thank you Chad, really appreciate your kind comments! Even if you don’t like quiche I’m pretty sure you’d love this recipe! 🙂
I love quiche…truly my favorite lunch item. Beautifully done 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
I heart quiches! They are easy (especially when you use a ready made crust :)) and fulfilling. I don’t eat bacon so I won’t get to try the quiche Lorraine, however I will definitely refer to this recipe in the future (I’ll just replace the bacon with something else:) ). Looks great!
Hi Dani! You really should give the recipe a go, you could replace the bacon with roasted veggies! 🙂 really happy you like the recipe!
J’adore les quiches ! This is a true Quiche lorraine, with no cheese or anything fancy. The way I like it best, actually. And I haven’t made one in quite a while… 🙂
Hi Darya! Really happy I’ve impressed you with the quiche! I love the simplicity of the recipe! Hope you give the recipe a go! 🙂
I love quiche but have not made one in a while, your pictures are beautiful and really make me want to make one!
Thanks Jennifer- really hope you give the recipe a go! 🙂
Looks stunning, Jess! Love the filling – I can imagine how decadent this is. Just lovely.
Thank you Lisa! It really was, made the perfect dinner tonight 🙂
I love a quiche Lorraine with salad. Fab shots, as usual! x Mel
Thanks Mel- quiche is always a winner! 🙂 xx
Seriously, Jess, that quiche lorraine of yours is one of the most perfect quiches I’ve seen in my life, and I adore quiche, so I’ve had a few.. 😉
Love the pics and the recipe <3
Muchas gracias Rosa! Really happy you like the recipe and thank you again for the kind comments! Really happy you like the photos too!
Besos! 🙂 xx
Can you believe I’v sonly had quiche once in my life. But I remember really enjoying it. Your photos captured it so beautifully. I’m going to make it for Sunday brunch. Thanks
Hi Cathy! Really hope you enjoy the recipe, let me know how it goes! 🙂
This looks very yummy and easy! Will give it a try!
Thanks- really hope you enjoy it! 🙂
It’s no wonder this dish has become a classic and your version is absolutely wonderful.
And now I’m hungry! 🙂
Thank you- really happy you like the recipe! 🙂
I love quiche!! And this is a classic one 🙂
Thank you- quiche is always great! 🙂
Your quiche looks delicious, Jess! Bacon, eggs, and cream–my three favorite food groups! 😉
Thanks Patty- can’t go wrong with those delicious ingredients! 🙂
Wow! These came out lovely! We did this for our mom for mother’s day and she was thrilled!
Thanks Kloe- quiche is always delicious! 🙂
Simply perfect looking quiche!
Thank you! 🙂
I know what I’m having for Saturday breakfast! Quiche is my favorite and this Lorraine looks delicious!
Thank you Cindy- really hope you enjoy the recipe! 🙂
I could be able to eat half of a quiche lorraine by myself, I’m Not kidding. Your quiche looks so yummy, you were lucky I wasn’t there!
Thank you! It was pretty difficult to stop eating- I could’ve have eaten slice after slice! 🙂
That is one gorgeous quiche!
Thank you Laurie! 🙂
Your quiche looks wonderful and so appetizing, I love it 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Looks fabulous. I’ve been meaning to make a quiche for ages, now we’re approaching Spring I think I will. 😊
Thanks Julie- quiche is perfect for this time of year, especially going out for picnics! 🙂
Your Quiche Lorraine is beautiful. I like to serve mine with a crunchy salad too. I’d love to give the pastry recipe a go…it looks perfect!
Thank you so much! Quiche and crunchy salad is always my favourite! Hope you do try the pastry recipe, so buttery and light! 🙂
Looks perfect! I so love a good quiche…they are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Thanks Joanne! 🙂
This looks like the perfect thing to eat for brunch on a lazy weekend. My husband and I love quiche (he even ASKS for me to make it!), so we’ll have to try this soon!
Thanks Eva! You’re right, perfect brunch recipe for those lovely lazy weekends in! And you must make the quiche! You won’t regret it! 🙂
Yum! Might just have to make this for Easter brunch! Love me a good quiche… and this looks amazing!
Thanks Chris! That’s a lovely idea, it definitely would make a great light lunch! Really happy you like the recipe and let me know how it goes. 🙂
Oooh, I forgot about quiche lorraine! As extra credit in french class you could make a french dish and bring it to class. I made quiche lorraine and it was so yummy. Thanks for reminding me! Yours looks delicious Jessica : )
Hi Natalie- your anecdote is so sweet! I bet your Quiche Lorraine was absolutely superb! 🙂
I’ve always loved quiche, Jessica, but had varying results with getting the pastry case to not be soggy! Since I’ve been par-baking things seem to have gone a bit better. Did you par-bake your case?
Hi Helen 🙂 I followed Rachel Khoo’s recipe and it didn’t say to par-bake the pastry- but you roll it so thin, that it cooks completely and doesn’t have a soggy bottom!
I Love quiche lorraine, and your beautiful classic recipe is fantastic. I have never seen this recipe but I must try it, Your quiche is gorgeous!
Thank you Suzanne! Quiche Lorraine is always a great classic recipe! Thanks for the kind comments! 🙂
Oh Jess this quiche lorraine sounds so yummy! I love quiche so much and I love your photos for this; the crust looks nice and firm and the quiche looks so thick! Perfect for brunch.
Thank you Jess! Really happy you like the recipe- I was very impressed with the taste! 🙂
That is one gorgeous quiche, Jessica. Looks sooo good – wish I could dive right in 🙂
Thanks Kathi! 🙂
Hope you enjoy the recipe! 🙂
Looks delicious Jessica. I have had quiche lorraine many times, but have never attempted to make it myself. This one’s going on my list of things to try out 🙂
Thank you- you really will love this recipe! 🙂
Every since being in Paris, I love quiche all the time! Sounds amazing and delicious!
Thanks Laura- Paris is always fantastic for amazing food! Really happy you like the recipe! 🙂
I make quiche but it never looks this beautiful. Maybe it’s the double cream! I am going to try your recipe next time. I can tell it’s amazing.
Thank you- it’s so good, really easy and the cream adds a lovely decadence! 🙂
Russell has made this a few times as well and it’s always turned out perfect and absolutely delicious!
Thanks- one of my favourite recipes from her book! 🙂
Looks so yum, Jess, and gorgeous, too! 🙂
Thank you- it was! 🙂
Wooow your quiche looks soo divine jess! Soo beautifully done.
Thanks Sadia! 🙂
What perfect slices! Looks so appetizing!
Thank you! 🙂
Beautiful Jess! What a great job you did. Everyone needs this classic in their repertoire 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Oh my yumm…I would love to have a slice Jessica :). What are the other filling options besides pancetta? Any veg options? Can spinach and mushroom be added?
Thank you! Yes, you can totally leave out the pancetta and for a Vegetarian version various vegetables work really well. Spinach and mushroom would be perfect- let me know if you enjoy the recipe! Roasted peppers and feta cheese is also a good combo! 🙂
Awwsome and thanks 🙂
This has me missing France like whoa. Will have to try that pastry!
Thank you Danguole! 🙂
I remember the first time I had quiche lorraine was when we made it in a cooking class back in junior high! It was so surprisingly delicious to me. I haven’t made it in years and this brings back a lovely memory. Plus, I love Rachel Khoo. : )
Thank you Monica! Quiche Lorraine is always a great dinner recipe! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I’m a huge fan of quiche lorraine- always a classic! Your photos are gorgeous 🙂
I don’t think Rachel Khoo not even suggest to put egg yolks into pastry dough
Hi, Rachel Khoo’s recipe does require two egg yolks to be added to the pastry. Adding yolks brings richness and creates a flakier and more tender pastry.