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A DEAL expert has revealed the cheapest way to bake the official 'Coronation Quiche'.

King Charles' coronation is just days away -and to celebrate the special occasion Buckingham Palace has released a delicious dish.

The Royal website describes it as "a deep quiche with a crisp, light pastry case and delicate flavours of spinach, broad beans and fresh tarragon".

The recipe is created by royal chef Mark Flanagan who says it's perfect for "a coronation big lunch."

Now Tom Church, Co-Founder of shopping community LatestDeals.co.uk, has shared how you can cut the cost of ingredients, just by using this simple shopping hack.

Speaking to The Sun he explained: “My top tip for cutting the cost of your food shopping is to use a supermarket price comparison tool. I recommend the Latest Deals supermarket tool, which is available for free in the Latest Deals app. 


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“For example, with the coronation bank holiday weekend coming up, I decided to compare the price of ingredients for the coronation Quiche.

"If you don’t do your homework, it could cost you £16.20. I managed to cut costs down to just £9.01 by finding the cheapest supermarket for each ingredient.

"The recipe serves 6 people. And obviously that’s with lots of ingredients leftover to use in other meals."

Here we take a look at how exactly Tom slashed the price…

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I started with the pastry. I always buy pre-made, and I found the cheapest at Aldi.

Theirs is just £1.09 for 375g, cheaper than Tesco and ASDA who offer 320g for £1.25.

If you’re a better baker than me and make your own pastry, you’ll find the ingredients list below. I found the recipe on BBC Good Foods.

Pastry Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour, plus a little for dusting (Aldi is cheapest)
  • 50g cold butter, diced (Morrisons is cheapest)
  • 50g lard or butter (Morrisons is cheapest)
  • 4 tbsp milk, plus a splash (Iceland is cheapest)

Or use a 250g block of ready-made shortcrust pastry (Aldi is cheapest). Note, it works out cheaper just to buy ready-made pastry rather than doing your own.

Starting with the flour, even though you only need 250g, you’re much better off buying a larger pack of 1.5kg. Again, Aldi offered the best value. Their Everyday Essentials Plain Flour is just 69p for 1.5kg, which is a great price compared to ASDA Just Essentials Flour which is 70p for the same amount.

Moving onto butter, I found the Morrisons Savers Salted Butter to be the best value. It’s just £1.89 for a 250g pack. The same amount at Aldi is £1.99.

Following the recipe there’s no need to buy lard and butter. You need 50g of butter and then another 50g of butter or lard. With Morrisons butter, you’ll have enough for the recipe.

Next, you’ll need milk. Milk is pretty similarly priced at all supermarkets, around 90p for a pint at Tesco, ASDA, M&S, Morrisons and Aldi. Iceland do have a pint of Dale Farm Semi-Skimmed Milk for 85p, so if you happen to be at an Iceland see if they have it in!


So that’s what you need for the pastry. Now moving onto the filling, you’ll find the ingredients list below.”

Starting with the double cream, you’ll need 175ml, so one of the smaller 150ml pots won’t do. Sainsbury’s and Tesco are both price matching Aldi on this one, so you can pick up a 300ml pot for £1.19 at any of those shops. Steer clear of Morrisons though, the same amount there will set you back £1.35.

For the eggs, M&S do a box of 6 mixed eggs for just £1.25, or Aldi have a box of 6 medium eggs for £1.29.

Filling Ingredients

  • 125ml milk (Iceland is cheapest)
  • 175ml double cream (Sainsbury’s, Tesco, or Aldi is cheapest)
  • 2 medium eggs (M&S is cheapest)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon (Sainsbury’s is cheapest)
  • 100g cheddar, grated (Aldi or Sainsbury’s is cheapest)
  • 180g cooked spinach, liquid squeezed out and lightly chopped (Aldi is cheapest)
  • 60g cooked broad beans or soya beans (If you’re not going to use leftovers, Waitrose is cheapest)

Next up, I found the cheapest fresh Tarragon at Sainsbury’s for 55p. That’s 5p cheaper than Tesco.

With the cheddar cheese, the cheapest option will depend on your lifestyle. If you don’t eat much cheese, a 250g bag of pre-grated cheese is your best bet. You can get one at Aldi or Sainsbury’s for just £1.99.

If you buy cheese as part of your weekly shop anyway, a block of cheddar works out as better value for money. Aldi do a 900g block of Mature Cheddar for £4.80 as part of their Just Essentials range. 

A bag of Baby Spinach at Aldi is just 79p for 240g. Much better than Sainsbury’s who charge £1.10 for a 100g bag!

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For the Broad Beans, ASDA, Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s work out the same for a frozen bag, around 23p per 100g. However, if they’re not a staple product for you, it’s worth going with the smallest amount so you pay the least. That would be Waitrose surprisingly. You can get a 500g bag for £1.25.

As you can see every penny helps, and you can definitely cut down the cost of making particular recipes, or your weekly food shop by comparing prices ahead of time, so you know which shop offers the best value for money on specific items.

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