Royal Family Special Quiche Recipe For King Charles' Coronation
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May 6, 2023 May 6, 2023 will forever go down in history as the day when King Charles III ascended the British throne after a very long wait as the Prince of Wales. To mark the occasion, as they have time and again, the British Royal Family released a very special recipe that can be prepared with ease by the nation and the Commonwealth to celebrate the occasion. Called a coronation Quiche, this French-origin dish has a crisp pastry shell and a creamy, spinach-and-eggs loaded filling. 

The recipe for this Coronation Quiche was devised by chefs at the Buckingham Palace, and King Charles III and Queen Camilla announced the dish as their “official coronation dish” a few days ago. A quiche is a very easy dish that the Royals hoped can be whipped up to celebrate the occasion of King Charles’ coronation across the world. The recipe itself is a very traditional one. 

For example, the crust of the Coronation Quiche is a traditional shortcrust pastry made with flour, butter and lard—although vegetarians can substitute lard with more butter. The recommended filling is one made of fresh cream, milk, eggs, spinach, broad beans and cheese—English Cheddar of course. Just like Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Chicken dish dating back to 1953, the Coronation Quiche can also be easily tailored as per your own tastes. 

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Wondering how to whip up this Coronation Quiche at home this weekend? Here’s the quick and easy recipe. 


250g all-purpose flour 

100g cold butter 

4 tbsp milk 

For the filling:-

2 eggs 

125ml milk 

175ml fresh cream 

150g spinach, cooked 

100g cheddar cheese, grated 

60g broad beans, cooked 

1 tbsp tarragon 

Salt, to taste 

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1. Sieve the all-purpose flour into a large bowl. 

2. Add the cold butter and mix well with your fingers until you get a breadcrumb-like texture. 

3. Now add the milk and bind the dough together. 

4. Wrap it in a cling film then freeze for half an hour. 

5. Meanwhile, grease and line a pie or quiche tin. 

6. Remove the cling film and quickly roll out the quiche shell. 

7. Place gently on the quiche tin or mold, and press down on all sides. 

8. Use a fork to pierce the quiche shell dough. 

9. Now pour in some baking beads or dry chickpeas to add weight to the quiche shell. 

10. Place the tin in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes. 

11. Meanhwhile, to make the quiche filling, place the milk, cream and eggs in a large bowl. 

12. Whisk everything together, then add the spinach, tarragon, salt and mix well. 

13. Take the quiche shell out and pour in the filling. 

14. Add the cheddar cheese and broad beans. 

15. Place the quiche back in the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees, or until the filling has set completely. 

16. Take the hot quiche out and set it on a wire rack to cool down completely. 

17. Gently cut off any excess dough from the edges and take the quiche out of the mold. 

18. Serve the Coronation Quiche warm with your choice of jam or dips.