vegan party pies, I had to practice making pastry. It is not my strong point. I remembered the tofu pies from the uni food co-op that I loved. I decided to experiment with some tofu filling.
stripey beetroot? I added tofu and lots of seasoning. I wanted the colours to shine through. They faded.
crusty hot water pastry worked well. It has never let me down. Not even when I used vegan margarine instead of butter. Wonder how it would work with gf flour? I used my muffin cups for making the pies. I found a flour tub lid and a glass to cut out the bottoms and tops of the pies.
dumplings, I always have leftover filling. My solution is to serve it with some rice on the side with the pie. This is what you see above. It is a good way to minimise the pastry in the meal. The pies were a good size for dinner. Too big for party pies. You can see below that I had to mark the one with P where I experimented with the party pie filling.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe
This time last year: GYO Tahini Caulflower and City Sights
This time two years ago: Beauty and the Beast for World Bread Day
This time three years ago: Broccoli Soup from AWW
Tofu pie filling - work in progress
1 tbsp olive oil
2 leeks chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 beetroot, grated
kernels of 1 corn cob
2 large button mushrooms, chopped
350-500g firm tofu, crumbled
1 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup white wine
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
shake of smoked paprika
lots of freshly ground black pepper
Fry the vegies in the oil (I add more as I chop the vegies) until nicely wilted. Add tofu and remaining ingredients. Cook until the flavours come together. I didn't note times but these are far easier to work out than flavours.
I did note that I cooked the mixture in a batch of crusty hot water pastry with some soy milk to baste them. I baked them at 200 C for 10 minutes and 180 C for 30 minutes. Or you could just serve with rice, a la tofu scramble.
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Vegan Month of Food October 2011. Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more Vegan MoFo posts.