Coronation Quiche Recipe (Majestic Flavors)

Coronation Quiche Recipe (Majestic Flavors)
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Savory Elegance Coronation Quiche Recipe
The recipe for the King's Coronation luncheon at Buckingham Palace served as the inspiration for this recipe for Coronation spinach quiche.

Hey there, foodies! I’m Anne Carter, I’ve stumbled upon a gem of a recipe that’s too good not to share. Today, I’ve whipped up something special in my kitchen – the Coronation Quiche. Picture this: a buttery, flaky crust cradling a creamy filling that’s bursting with flavors. It’s my go-to comfort dish, perfect for lazy weekends or when you just crave a taste of home.

This Coronation Quiche recipe is my kitchen-tested creation, a blend of my love for simple, hearty meals and the joy of experimenting with flavors. I’m no culinary wizard, just someone who appreciates good food made with love. So, if you’re looking to add a touch of homemade goodness to your table, join me on this culinary journey. Let’s dive into the heart of my kitchen and savor the simplicity and warmth that the Coronation Quiche brings. Cheers to good food and happy cooking! you can also try Pizza Burger or Mushroom Spinach Pizza

What Does Coronation Quiche Taste Like?

Well, I decided to switch things up a bit and swapped out fava beans for leeks. Turns out, some not-so-great things were said about those fava beans after I posted about them. No worries, though! My version still has that fantastic flaky, buttery crust, along with the spinach, tarragon, and English cheddar cheese filling. The game-changer?

Leeks instead of fava beans. Trust me, it’s a match made in flavor heaven. The result? Absolutely delicious! And get this, it even tasted better the next day. Who would’ve thought a simple switch could make such a tasty difference? If you’re curious about trying something new, this Coronation quiche with leeks is the way to go!

Overview: How To Make Coronation Quiche?

Overview How To Make Coronation Quiche

Get ready for a culinary adventure with this Coronation Spinach Quiche, a delightful twist adapted from Buckingham Palace’s Coronation luncheon recipe. This English-French fusion masterpiece is a crowd-pleaser, perfect for any occasion from breakfast to brunch. Let’s break down the steps and ingredients for this scrumptious dish.

First up, is the pastry crust. In a simple process, mix all-purpose flour, kosher salt, chilled and diced unsalted butter, and whole milk in a food processor until the dough comes together. After a brief chill, roll out the dough and fit it into a tart tin, ensuring a flaky foundation. A quick blind bake sets the stage for the magic that follows.

Now, let’s dive into the flavorful filling. Blanch fresh spinach to preserve its vibrant color, then sauté sliced leeks in a skillet with olive oil and butter. Combine these with shredded English cheddar and a touch of tarragon. In a separate bowl, whip up a creamy custard using eggs, milk, cream, salt, pepper, and more tarragon.

Assemble the quiche by layering cheddar, spinach-tarragon mix, and leeks on the pre-baked crust. Pour the custard over this medley and let it bake until set and slightly golden. The result? A mouthwatering Coronation Spinach Quiche that can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature. Elevate your next meal with this easy-to-follow and utterly delicious recipe!

Coronation Quiche Recipe (Majestic Flavors)

Savory Elegance Coronation Quiche Recipe

The recipe for the King's Coronation luncheon at Buckingham Palace served as the inspiration for this recipe for Coronation spinach quiche.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Anne Carter
Servings: 6


  •  1 9" pie or quiche pan
  • Grater
  • Measuring Cups
  • Plate


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter chilled, and diced.
  • 1 tbsp whole milk


  • 6 ounces heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon chopped, divided
  • 5 ounces English cheddar cheese grated
  • 7 ounces fresh spinach cooked, chopped
  • 1 small leek trimmed, washed and sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • In a food processor, mix flour and salt. Add diced butter until it's like coarse sand.Slowly pour in milk, pulse until dough forms.Shape into a ball, flatten into a disk, and wrap in plastic.
  • Chill for 30-45 minutes. Roll out dough on floured board. Fit into tart tin, patching cracks. Chill for an extra 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Cover tart with parchment and baking beans. Blind bake for 15 minutes while preparing filling.
  • Reduce oven to 325°F. Blanch spinach in salted water for 2 minutes. Cool in ice water, drain, and chop. Set aside.
  • Clean and slice leeks. Sauté in olive oil and butter until soft (around 3 minutes). Mix 1/2 tbsp tarragon with spinach.
  • Beat eggs, milk, cream, salt, and pepper. Add the remaining tarragon. Cover tart with half of the shredded cheddar. Scat ter spinach-tarragon and sautéed leeks. Pour custard over.


  1. Time Saver Tip: Cooking time assumes you’ve got a pre-chilled or pre-made crust. Easy peasy!
  2. Store-Bought Goodness: Feel free to use a store-bought crust. It’s a time-friendly alternative.
  3. Bean Switcheroo: The original recipe asks for 2 ounces of cooked broad or fava beans. If you go for the beans, skip the leeks. Sprinkle the cooked fava beans over the spinach.
  4. Prep-Ahead Pastry: You can be a kitchen whiz by making the pastry dough ahead. Chill it until you’re ready to roll (literally!). Time management win!


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 3mg
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Times for The Tips!

  1. Crust Pre-game: If you’re all about prepping in advance, blind-bake that pie crust like a champ. Once done, wrap it up tight. This way, when the quiche-making mood strikes, your crust is ready to roll.
  2. Spinach and Leek Prep: Get ahead with the greens! Cook and chop the spinach, sauté the leeks – then pop them into containers and into the fridge. When it’s showtime, you’re a quick step away from quiche glory.
  3. Freeze the Feast: Want to be a freezer hero? Whether you’re prepping for a future fiesta or just want to stock up, the Coronation Quiche is freeze-friendly. Make it up to the baking stage, or go all the way and cook it before freezing. Wrap that beauty up snugly in plastic and aluminum foil, and it’s good to go for up to 3 months. Just remember to thaw it out before the baking extravaganza.
  4. Store-bought Savior: Short on time or just feeling the store-bought vibe? No judgment here! Grab a pre-made pastry crust, and you’re still on track for a delicious quiche experience.

What to Serve with Coronation Quiche?

What to Serve with Coronation Quiche

Possible Substitutions and Variations!

  1. Herb Swap: If the aniseed kick of tarragon isn’t your jam, try fresh mint instead. It brings a delightful springtime freshness, harmonizing beautifully with the other ingredients.
  2. Bean Choice: Opt for edamame (soya) beans over broad (fava) beans. They have a softer skin, making for a smoother bite. The official recipe gives you the green light for either, but this swap adds a touch of tenderness.
  3. Flavor Boost: Fancy a flavor explosion? Add garlic, spring onions (scallions), and Parmesan. However, if you’re a purist, you can stick to the original recipe and skip these extras.
  4. Pastry Decisions: I’ve done the legwork for you on the pastry front. Homemade shortcrust is a flavor powerhouse, but let’s be real – storebought is a time-saver. It shaves off at least an hour from prep. Butter takes the stage instead of lard for a vegetarian-friendly twist, and it’s way easier to find.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is it necessary to blind-bake the crust?

A: Blind baking helps prevent a soggy crust. It’s recommended, but if you’re short on time, you can skip this step.

Q: How long does the quiche last in the fridge?

A: It typically stays good for 2-3 days when refrigerated. Just reheat before serving.

Q: Can I use dried tarragon instead of fresh?

A: Yes, you can. However, adjust the quantity, as dried herbs are more concentrated.

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