King Charles and Camilla shared the Coronation Savory Quiche Pie recipe, which includes spinach, fava beans and tarragon, on the Royal Family’s official Twitter account.
A Great British Bake Off winner has revealed the two ingredients he will ‘definitely’ add to the king’s ‘coronation quiche’.
It comes after King Charles and Camilla shared the recipe for the open savory tart – which includes spinach, fava beans and tarragon – on the royal family’s official Twitter account.
The recipe is from Royal Chef Mark Flanagan and was chosen by Charles and Camilla in conjunction with him.
While some love it and some hate it, 2019 Bake Off winner David Atherton thinks the quiche “has a bad rap” – admitting that a good one has to meet some key criteria.
David, co-host of the Sticky Bun Boys podcast, said: “As with most things, it’s all in the baking. If you can get a flimsy, crispy shell of dough, a creamy filling with a bit of wobbling, a rich cheesy flavor and accented with herbs, you’re onto a winner, and a dish that can stand as the centerpiece of any celebration.
“If, however, you end up with a solid scrambled egg with a soggy bottom, it will still be a flop.”
However, of the King’s Party Quiche filling, David, who now writes cookbooks for young bakers, said he would “definitely” look to liven it up a bit.
He added: “I like the look of the filling because it’s fresh and green, but I’ll definitely add asparagus and smoked salmon, or at the very least some blue cheese.
“A quiche is a very British spring dish and is ideal for celebrating all things seasonal and honoring some of Britain’s amazing cheeses.”
On the Buckingham Palace website, the savory dish is described as: “A deep quiche with a crisp, light batter and delicate flavors of spinach, fava beans and fresh tarragon. Eat hot or cold with a salad. salad and boiled new potatoes – perfect for a big coronation lunch!”
Former Buckingham Palace chef Darren McGrady said the king’s choice came as no surprise as Charles loves anything with eggs and cheese in it.
Mr McGrady, who worked for the late Queen for 15 years, said he had made quiche for Charles on several occasions.
“It’s no surprise that King Charles III shared a coronation quiche to celebrate his coronation,” he tweeted.
“His mother, the queen, loved chocolate, but the king loves anything with eggs and cheese in it.
“I’ve done this to him many times…especially with salmon he caught in the River Dee.”
Buckingham Palace said the quiche was chosen because it worked as a dish to share, could be served hot or cold, suited a wide variety of dietary requirements and could be easily suitable for different tastes.
The Palace also said it tastes delicious and has the advantage of not being overly complicated and not requiring expensive or hard-to-find ingredients.
A palace chef, dressed in a white uniform, embroidered with the late Queen’s EIIR cipher and a chef’s hat, was shown making the quiche in a video posted on social media.
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