Make Darina Allen’s quiche Lorraine for dinner tonight

This classic dish also tastes great cold, so is perfect for a summer picnic

Quiche Lorraine is a crowd-pleasing dish that you can serve hot or cold. Picture: Harry Weir

Ingredients, serves 6

For the shortcrust pastry

175g plain white flour

75g butter

1 free range egg yolk

2 tsp cold water

For the filling

1 tbsp olive oil

175g streaky bacon cut into 1cm lardons

100g chopped onions

3 eggs and 2 egg yolks

300ml double cream

1 scant tbsp chopped parsley

1 scant tbsp chopped chives

110g Gruyère cheese, grated

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 180C.