Preparation
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For the pastry, pile up the flour on the work surface and make a well in the centre.

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Cut the cold butter into pieces and scatter round the flour ring.

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Sprinkle over the salt and beat the egg into the well. Chop all the pastry ingredients with a dough cutter from the middle to make crumbs and knead quickly with your hands to a smooth dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.

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Preheat the oven to 350°F (325°F fan, gas 4). Grease the quiche tin with a little soft butter and dust with flour.

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Dust the work surface with flour.

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Roll out the dough on the floured surface until slightly larger than the tin.

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Finely dice the bacon and fry in clarified butter until starting to crisp.

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Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper.

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Line the tin with the pastry, pressing it lightly into the base and sides. Trim off the remaining pastry with a knife.

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Whisk together the crème fraîche and eggs in a bowl. Season with pepper, nutmeg and a little salt. Scatter the bacon over the base of the pastry and pour in the egg mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes until set and golden brown.

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If the dough starts to overbrown before the filling is cooked, cover the quiche with foil.

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Remove the quiche from the oven and allow to rest for a short time before cutting. Serve warm.