Happy Quiche Lorraine Day to all you food lovers out there! This mouth-watering dish has been a fan-favourite for a long, long time, securing a place in most French cafes and restaurants today.
Did you know: quiches actually trace their origins to Germany. The classic French quiche originated in the German-ruled province of Lothringen, later renamed Lorraine, when it came under French control. The word “quiche” was born from the German word for cake “kuchen”.
The early versions of Quiche Lorraine simply consisted of an open-faced pie - with crust only at the bottom and the sides - filled with a mixture of heavy cream, eggs and smoked bacon, baked in a bread dough in a cast-iron pan - truly an accurate representation of its humble rural origins. Cheese found its way into the recipe much later; the classic quiche recipe does not contain any cheese. Today, the speciality quiche from Lorraine features gruyere cheese, onion, fatty bacon (French lardons) and nutmeg as its primary flavors.
Quiches today have become an integral part of most eateries today, with lots and lots of variations. It is one of the easiest, failsafe recipes that can be made by using whatever available at hand or in the fridge. Meat and seafood? Definitely. Vegetables? Check! If you’re fanciful, you could roll your own dough too.
We have some of our well-known partners - Happy Belly Bakes, Sweet Chariot and Glen’s Bakehouse, for example - who excel in making a variety of quiches. The chicken quiches by Glen’s are definitely mouth-watering and are specifically requested by many customers out there. These quiches have gotten our customers and clients coming back for more and boy don’t we like helping them with “seconds” or “thirds!” We have even received multiple requests to have customized quiches and tarts made to fit the event or the requirement. This is something we are quite easily able to pull off considering we work quite closely with the chefs and executive teams of our vendors. So the next time you have an event or gathering, don't think twice! Reach out to us, order away and get these delectable treats delivered specifically made for you and your team!