Chosen personally by Their Majesties, the King and Queen shared a recipe last year in celebration of their Coronation.
In celebration of Coronation Big Lunches that took place over the Coronation weekend, Their Majesties shared a recipe for a Coronation Quiche - featuring spinach, broad beans, and tarragon.
The Coronation Big Lunch aimed to bring neighbours and communities together to celebrate the Coronation and share friendship, food, and fun.
Coronation Quiche Recipe
A deep quiche with a crisp, light pastry case and delicate flavours of spinach, broad beans and fresh tarragon. Eat hot or cold with a green salad and boiled new potatoes - perfect for a Coronation big lunch!
x1 20cm Flan Tin / Serves 6
125g plain flour
Pinch of salt
25g cold butter, diced
2 tablespoons milk
Or 1 x 250g block of ready-made shortcrust pastry
175ml double cream
2 medium eggs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon,
Salt and pepper
100g grated cheddar cheese,
180g cooked spinach, lightly chopped
60g cooked broad beans or soya beans
To make the pastry…
- Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl; add the fats and rub the mixture together using your finger tips until you get a sandy, breadcrumb like texture.
- Add the milk a little at a time and bring the ingredients together into a dough.
- Cover and allow to rest in the fridge for 30-45 minutes
- Lightly flour the work surface and roll out the pastry to a circle a little larger than the top of the tin and approximately 5mm thick.
- Line the tin with the pastry, taking care not to have any holes or the mixture could leak. Cover and rest for a further 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Preheat the oven to 190°C.
- Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper, add baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes, before removing the greaseproof paper and baking beans.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 160°C.
- Beat together the milk, cream, eggs, herbs and seasoning.
- Scatter 1/2 of the grated cheese in the blind-baked base, top with the chopped spinach and beans and herbs, then pour over the liquid mixture.
- If required gently give the mixture a delicate stir to ensure the filling is evenly dispersed but be careful not to damage the pastry case.
- Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until set and lightly golden.
* Originally published in 2023.