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Coronation Hen & Coronation Quiche – Tea Weblog


You might have heard that there’s an official dish of King Charles III’s coronation. The Coronation Quiche, which has a creamy filling of beans, cheese, and tarragon on a buttery crust. The King selected this dish as a result of he eats 1-2 vegetarian meals per week and has an ideal love for eggs and cheese.

The Royal Household has launched an official recipe for it however once I got down to make it, I needed to make a couple of changes for American measurements.

To make Coronation Quiche, you’ll want:


2 cups & 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour (250g)
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoons chilly butter, diced (50g)
5 tablespoons lard or vegetable shortening (50g)
4-5 tablespoons milk
1 roll of refrigerated pie crust from a 14.1 ounce boxed bundle. These normally have two rolls in a field.

½ cup milk (125ml)
¾ heavy cream (175ml)
2 eggs
1 tablespoon chopped recent or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
Salt and pepper
100g (½ cup to 1 cup) grated cheddar cheese,
1 10-12oz bag of recent spinach, cooked and evenly chopped or 1 10oz field of frozen spinach, defrosted
60g cooked fava beans or soybeans (2 ounces or rather less than ½ cup). In case you are unable to seek out both kind of beans, then strive chickpeas.
x1 20cm Flan Tin or 8-9 inch tart pan

To make the pastry:

Sieve the flour and salt right into a bowl; add the fat and rub the combination collectively utilizing your fingertips till you get a sandy, breadcrumb like texture.
Add the milk a little bit at a time and convey the elements collectively right into a dough.
Cowl and permit to relaxation within the fridge for 30-45 minutes
Evenly flour the work floor and roll out the pastry to a circle a little bit bigger than the highest of the tin and roughly 5mm thick.

For the filling:

  1. Line the tin with the pastry, taking care to not have any holes or the combination may leak. Cowl and relaxation for an extra half-hour within the fridge.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F
  3. Line the pastry case with parchment paper, add baking beans or common dry beans and bake blind for quarter-hour, earlier than eradicating the parchment paper and baking beans.
  4. Scale back the oven temperature to 350°F.
  5. Beat collectively the milk, cream, eggs, herbs and seasoning.
  6. Scatter 1/2 of the grated cheese within the blind-baked base, prime with the chopped spinach and beans and herbs, then pour over the liquid combination.
  7. If required gently give the combination a fragile stir to make sure the filling is evenly dispersed however watch out to not harm the pastry case.
  8. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Place into the oven and bake for 35  to 45 minutes till set and evenly golden.

You might additionally strive the traditional Coronation Hen. The dish was created in 1953 as “Poulet Reine Elizabeth” by Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume, who have been each principals on the Cordon Bleu Cookery College in London. iIt was believed to be served throughout Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation reception.

Within the seven a long time since its creation, coronation rooster has turn out to be a traditional British meal loved by tens of millions. It’s a enjoyable dinner you may make in a snap!

To make Coronation Hen, you’ll want:

1 rotisserie rooster, cooled and meat eliminated and shredded or 6 cups of cooked rooster breast or thigh. Hen breasts are normally customary however rooster thigh meat truly has extra taste.

1 cup of mayonnaise

1 tablespoon of curry powder. It may be gentle or spicy, relying in your preferences

1 tablespoon of dried apricots, finely chopped or sultana raisins, unchopped

1 tablespoon of cooking oil (i.e., olive, avocado, vegetable)

1 bay leaf

¼ cup of onion, diced

1 teaspoon of double concentrated tomato paste. These are bought in tubes on the native grocery retailer

¼ cup of white wine or white wine vinegar

¼ cup water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Pinch of white sugar

¼ teaspoon brown sugar

Salt and pepper to style

1 cup of heavy cream or crème fraîche

Optionally available: 1 tablespoon of mango chutney. I add this as a result of I really like a very good mango taste to my curry!

Warmth the cooking oil in a big frying pan over medium-low warmth.

Add within the onion, bay leaf and curry powder and gently cook dinner for two minutes.

Add within the tomato paste, white wine and water and convey to a mild boil.

Add within the lemon juice and the pinch of sugar, then season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to style.

Simmer for two minutes, till the sauce is barely decreased, then take away from the warmth. Pressure the sauce by a nice sieve and permit it to chill.

In a big bowl combine collectively the ready sauce with the mayonnaise, cream, and finely chopped apricots or complete sultanas. You may as well add the mango chutney on this stage.

Add within the cooked rooster breast, and gently combine all of the elements collectively. 

Serve in a sandwich, on a mattress of lettuce, or on a baked russet (aka jacket) potato. 

God Save the King!





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