Make this classic recipe a full-on flavour sensation with lashings of cheesy goodness!

Seriously Tasty

75 mins Serves 6

You will Need:

For the pastry:

Plain flour


Cold butter

100g, cut into pieces

Egg yolk


For the filling:

Pack lardons

200g, unsmoked or smoked

Seriously® Extra Mature Cheddar


Crème fraîche


Double cream



3, well beaten

Pinch ground nutmeg

Extra Mature Cheddar

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Step by Step:

1. For the pastry, put the ingredients in a food processor and mix until it binds. Tip on to a floured surface, roll out thinly. Press the pastry into the flan dish, lightly prick the base with a fork, then chill for 10 mins. Put a baking sheet in the oven and heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

2. Line pastry case with foil, shiny side down, fill with dry beans and bake on the hot sheet for 15 mins. Remove foil and beans and bake for 4-5 mins more until the pastry is pale golden. If you notice any small holes or cracks, patch up with pastry trimmings. You can make up to this point a day ahead.

3. Heat a small frying pan, tip in the lardons and fry for a couple of mins. Remove and drain on paper towels. Cut three quarters of the cheese into small dice and finely grate the rest. Scatter the diced cheese and fried lardons over the bottom of the pastry case.

4. Using a spoon, beat the crème fraîche to slacken it then slowly beat in the double cream. Mix in the beaten eggs. Season (you shouldn’t need much salt) and add nutmeg. Pour three-quarters of the filling into the pastry case.

5. Open the oven, quickly pour the rest of the filling into the pastry case, then scatter the grated cheese over the top, then carefully push the shelf back into the oven. Lower the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Bake for about 25 mins, or until golden and softly set (the centre should not feel too firm). Let the quiche settle for 4-5 mins, then remove from the tin. Serve freshly baked, although it’s also good cold.