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Paul Bocuse’s Quiche Lorraine (the chef of the century)

2018-07-28
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A recipe from the acclaimed chef of the century, a quiche lorraine is a French classic 








About this recipe

Don't expect me to lie : This is not the type of dish that's recommended before showing your nice body on the beach of Santa Monica or Laguna Beach...

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


 

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


 
Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine
But who cares ? This quiche is SOOO good, you will think "why go to the beach and burn my skin ?".

 

Instead, spend your day baking and eating this quiche... a recipe from "the chef of the century", Paul Bocuse.

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


 

This a French classic among friends, family, or just for your own diners !

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


 

Like many quiches, this one is good the same day, but can hold a few days in the refrigerator.

Growing up in France, this was one dish that we would have all year around. Was one of my favorites, and still is...

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


 

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


 

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


 
Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

Source of the recipe

A recipe from the book "Paul Bocuse: The Complete Recipes".

To purchase online, see HERE

 
Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

The recipe is on page 110

 

Modifications to the original recipe

I modified only a few things...
  • I am using my own shortcrust pastry dough, that of Bocuse is almost the same (they all are the same in the end)
  • In a Quiche Lorraine, you are not supposed to add Cheese. However if you do, you will make your tastebuds happier.
    If you decide to do so, just add grated Swiss Cheese
  • French people use "Lardons", something that is not easy to find in the States. I will show you how to obtain them using thin cuts of Bacon, instead. You may find it in delicacy stores.


 

Ingredients

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

For a 7.87" (or 7 7/8" or 20 cm) diameter mold

 
Shortcrust Pastry.
The recipes are HERE

⅔ Cup Bacon (125 grams)

 Batter

2 Eggs. ¼ Cup or 100 grams

½ Cup Whipping Cream (110 grams)

1 pinch of Salt

1 pinch of Pepper

1 pinch of Nutmeg

2 Tablespoons Butter (30 grams)

 

For a 6.29" (or 6 19/64" or 16 cm) diameter mold

 
Shortcrust Pastry.
The recipes are HERE

½ Cup Bacon (80 grams)

 Batter

1.2 Eggs. 2 Tablespoons or 60 grams

⅓ Cup Whipping Cream (70.4 grams)

0.6 pinch of Salt

0.6 pinch of Pepper

0.6 pinch of Nutmeg

1 Tablespoon Butter (19.2 grams)

 

For a 8.66" (or 8 21/32" or 22 cm) diameter mold

 
Shortcrust Pastry.
The recipes are HERE

¾ Cup Bacon (151.2 grams)

 Batter

2.4 Eggs. ⅓ Cup or 120 grams

½ Cup Whipping Cream (133.1 grams)

1.2 pinches of Salt

1.2 pinches of Pepper

1.2 pinches of Nutmeg

3 Tablespoons Butter (36.3 grams)

 

For a 9.84" (or 9 27/32" or 25 cm) diameter mold

 
Shortcrust Pastry.
The recipes are HERE

1 Cup Bacon (195.3 grams)

 Batter

3.1 Eggs. ½ Cup or 155 grams

¾ Cup Whipping Cream (171.8 grams)

1.5 pinches of Salt

1.5 pinches of Pepper

1.5 pinches of Nutmeg

3 Tablespoons Butter (46.8 grams)

 

For a 11.81" (or 11 13/16" or 30 cm) diameter mold

 
Shortcrust Pastry.
The recipes are HERE

1 ½ Cup Bacon (281.2 grams)

 Batter

4.5 Eggs. ½ Cup or 225 grams

1 Cup Whipping Cream (247.5 grams)

2.2 pinches of Salt

2.2 pinches of Pepper

2.2 pinches of Nutmeg

⅓ Cup Butter (67.5 grams)

 

You will need...

Steps


Shortcrust Pastry, the crust

Start making the shortcrust pastry that is needed for the crust.
The recipes are HERE.

Wrap airtight.

Then, leave for at least

1 hour

in the fridge

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 

After your shortcrust pastry dough "pâte brisée" is ready and rested in the fridge, roll it out on a well floured surface into a 0.19" (or 13/64" or 0.5 cm) thick circle

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 

The Molds

For the mold, I took a pastry ring, but you may find it easier to take a pie pan, that will need to lightly butter

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 
1. Fold the dough, twice, into a wedge

2. Position on top of the mold

3. Unfold, and then press along the edges, and make sure to press in the angles with a knuckle (to make a good looking quiche with 90 degrees angles sides)

4. Cut along the edge to trim the excess dough

5.  Place in the refrigerator
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Precooking the tart shell

6. Bocuse then tells us to "prebake" the tart shell, to dry it a bit. Doing this adds a step, but avoids the tart to turn soggy while baking...

7. Prick the tart shell with a fork

8.  Bake in preheated oven at 465 °F / 240 °C for about

15 minutes

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9. If you followed all the advice (like cooling down the dough in the fridge), the shell shold not move too much while baking. If it slides too much, you will need to fix it once it's out of the oven
Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


10. For the

Bacon

, French cooks use "Lardons", which is a thick bacon slab cut into pieces.

Thick cut is difficult to find in the States, as bacon is usually cut thin.

To make lardons, I freeze my bacon (the thin slices stick together) and then I cut lardons, about 0.39" (or 25/64" or 1 cm) thick

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 

11. These are what French cooks call "lardons"

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 
12. Fry in an ungreased frying pan until the pieces have browned

13. Pat dry with paper towels
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The Batter

14. For the batter, it's easy ! Just whisk together :
  • the

    Eggs

    (2)
  • the

    Whipping Cream

    (½ Cup or 110 g)
  • the

    Salt

    (1 pinch)
  • the

    Pepper

    (1 pinch)
  • the

    Nutmeg

    (1 pinch)

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 
15. Place the

Bacon

(⅔ Cup or 125 g) over the bottom

16. Pour the mixture into the pie pan

17. Bocuse dots this pie with diced

Butter

(2 Tablespoons or 30 g) (I don't do this)
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Baking

18.  Bake in in preheated oven at 305 °F / 150 °C, for about

20 minutes

. If the quiche colors too much, cover with aluminium foil

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 

19. If the quiche inflates too much while baking, don't hesitate to pinch it with a knife

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 

20. After baking, let cool down at room temperature, the quiche will shrink slightly

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 

You may eat it right away, even though I prefer leaving the quiche in the fridge

24 hours

and then heating it up (I find it tastier)

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine

 

Result

Like all quiches, you will need to keep the quiche refrigerated

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


 

Paul Bocuse Quiche Lorraine


 

The result and the pix





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Shortcrust Pastry

⅔ Cup Bacon (125 g)

2 Eggs

½ Cup Whipping Cream (110 g)

1 pinch of Salt

1 pinch of Pepper

1 pinch of Nutmeg

2 Tablespoons Butter (30 g)