What is the official Coronation food? A quiche has been selected by King Charles III and Camilla, Her Majesty The Queen Consort, as the official coronation dish, dubbed ‘The Coronation Quiche’.
The official Coronation Quiche recipe is encouraged to be served during the Coronation Big Lunch, an event taking place from 6th to 8th May 2023, during the bank holiday weekend. UK suburbs are set to be flooded with street parties as we celebrate the crowning of the new king, and the largest military parade in 70 years will take place in London as attendees line the streets to take part in the festivities.
If you’re holding a Coronation party, or you just want something delicious to nibble on while you’re watching the celebrations on TV, our Coronation Quiche recipe is sure to make for mouth watering nosh. With just six ingredients (plus seasoning) in the filling, this easy-to-make version of the official Coronation dish is simple and tasty!
Is quiche a British dish?
No, quiche is considered to come from France. The traditional French recipe usually contains savoury custard and fillings of meat, seafood and/or vegetables. However, the combination of eggs, cream and pastry has also been used in British cuisine for centuries. In light of this, some say that the Coronation Quiche should instead be called a ‘savoury tart’.
Easy-to-make Coronation quiche recipe
- 250g block of ready-to-roll shortcrust pastry
- 125ml milk (semi-skimmed or full fat)
- 175ml double cream
- 2 medium eggs
- Salt and pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 100g grated cheddar cheese
- 180g chopped spinach
You’ll also need a 20cm tart tin, greaseproof paper and baking beans.
- Sprinkle a small handful of flour over your work surface and roll out the pastry into a circle until it is approximately half a centimetre thick.
- Line the tin with the pastry so that it covers the inner base and walls of the tin. If you need to, use a sharp knife to cut away any excess pastry for neater edges, but make sure not to tear the pastry or leave any holes to ensure the mixture does not leak (resulting in a soggy bottom!).
- Cover the pastry with a clean cloth or cling film and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
- Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
- Prick the pastry with a fork to stop it puffing up. Cut a piece of greaseproof paper to line the pastry. Add a handful of baking beans and bake blind for 10 minutes. Once baked, remove the greaseproof paper and baking beans.
- Reduce the temperature of the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and cream. Stir in the seasoning and garlic powder.
- Sprinkle half of the grated cheese on top of the baked pastry. Add the chopped spinach, then pour over the liquid mixture so that it is evenly distributed.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
- Serve with a garden salad and buttery new potatoes.
Make a gluten free Coronation quiche
For coeliacs and those who are gluten intolerant, this recipe can be made using a gluten free ready-to-roll shortcrust pastry, which can be found in most large supermarkets. In addition, when rolling out your pastry, use gluten-free flour to stop the pastry sticking to your work surface.
However you decide to celebrate the Coronation, we hope that you do so with this fantastically simple Coronation Quiche recipe!