Saturday, July 13, 2013

Quiche Lorraine for Bastille Day and Tour de France

Today is Bastille Day or French National Day, and what better way to celebrate than by making a French dish.  In my case, I have chosen a perennial favourite, Quiche Lorraine.  It also ties in with Tour de France, so I have used the recipe for Quiche Lorraine from Gabriel Gate's Taste le Tour cookbook.   Gabriel does a food show every year on SBS during the Tour de France which showcases dishes from the regions through which the Tour is being conducted. 

This Quiche Lorraine recipe, by Philippe Mouchel, is also available online here.  My modifications were to use 200ml skim milk and 200ml light cream instead of 100:300 full cream milk and heavy cream, and to use 50g smoked cheddar and 50g mature cheddar.  I also did not use extra butter to fry the bacon.  In the pastry, I used a whole egg instead of just the yolk, as I didn't want yet another egg white hanging   around (my freezer is full of them).

This quiche out beautifully cheesy and creamy, although I believe that more bacon would have been better.  It is a really nice, easy dish, and I would make it again.

Vive la France!