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Coronation Quiche

Charles and Camilla have announced their dish of choice will be the Coronation Quiche and have shared a recipe serving six people with Curry Rivel Online just so you can bake it for the Big Coronation Picnic.

Well, OK, they've shared it with everyone.

You will need a flan tin ideally 20cm across, greaseproof paper and baking beans.


  • 125ml milk
  • 175ml double cream
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 100g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 180g cooked spinach, lightly chopped
  • 60g cooked broad beans (or soya beans)
  • One 250g piece of ready-made shortcrust pastry, or make your own with 125g plain flour, 25g diced cold butter, 25g lard and 2tbsp milk
  • Salt and pepper


  • If making the pastry from scratch: sieve the flour and salt into a bowl; add the butter and lard 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 mins.
  • 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 to taste
  • 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.

Palace cooks suggest serving the Royal quiche 'hot or cold with a green salad and boiled new potatoes'.

And don't forget the chilled wine! Palace sommeliers didn't give Curry Rivel Online any hints to pass on there I'm afraid. Your favourite will do!

More about Curry Rivel's Coronation Weekend events HERE and HERE

Tell us about your memories of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 – more HERE. Did your mother make the Royal dish of choice in 1953 – Coronation Chicken?

All comments to but please don't shoot the messenger if your quiche doesn't work!

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