King Charles III has unveiled his signature coronation dish….quiche.

The quiche features spinach, broad beans, and tarragon and was personally chosen by the King and Queen Consort. Kirste and BT were a bit underwhelmed. “That just does not sound regal to me…It doesn’t even have bacon.” So they asked Blake Proud to create his version of the ‘Coronation Quiche’.

Ingredients
Short crust pastry sheets
200g rasher bacon chopped
1 small white onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
100g Gruyère cheese, grated
150ml carton crème fraîche
150ml double cream
4 eggs
Fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C

Step 2. Thaw the pastry sheets at room temperate. Then spray a baking dish with oil and line it with baking paper.

Step 3. Heat a pan and add in the bacon. Drain off excess oil that comes out. Cook until the bacon becomes golden but not crispy. Remove the bacon and drain it on paper towels.

Step 3. Add the onion to the remaining bacon oil and cook until it is caramelised and soft. Then add the garlic and saute for another minute or two until the garlic is fragrant. Add the bacon back in and combine it with the other ingredients.

Step 4. Spread the mixture over the bottom of the pastry followed by 3/4 of the grated cheese.

Step 5. Use a fork to mix 150ml of crème fraîche, 150ml double cream and 4 eggs until it is well combined. If you see chunks of crème fraîche it’s all good! Lightly season with a little salt, pepper and half a teaspoon of finely chopped thyme. Pour the mixture into the baking dish until it is almost full, leave it a bit at the top so it won’t spill in the oven.

Step 6. Place the quiche in the oven and top it up with the remaining mixture and some grated cheese. Then love the oven to 180°C and bake for around 30-40 minutes (depending on the depth of the baking dish) until it is golden. Remove it from the oven and let it stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Listen to Blake, Kirste and BT’s full conversation below!