Taking a break from Nordic Baking we move on to the technical challenge from this week of Vegan Mofo: Quiche. I have a few quiche recipes but I also have a picky wife so I cobbled a few of them together, added a little silken tofu for an extra giggle and made it with spinach. A Kate-approved filling.
For The Pastry
170g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
100g vegan margarine
Mix the flour and salt together.
Add the margarine to the bowl a tablespoon at a time. Mix in with your fingers until it forms large crumbs.
Add the chilled water, a tablespoon at a time, until it is liquid enough to bind the dough together.
Shape into a flat disk and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
Once the dough is chilled roll it out into a nice big circle. Lay it over a cake tin and gently press down into the edges. Prick the base of the the pastry with a fork. Cut out a circle of baking paper and lay it over the base, weighting it down with baking beads or old beans.
Bake without any filling for fifteen minutes. Meanwhile you can be working on…
The Eggy Filling
225g gram flour
100g silken tofu
1/4 teaspoon black salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
Blend together. That’s it.
125g of baby spinach
Wilt down with a little salt and pepper.
Neaten up the edges of the pastry by knocking off the bits that are over the edge of the tin (try and be neater than me. I’m a bad influence)
Pour in the spinach and the eggy filling. Mix it all together a little bit.
Turn the oven to 160°C
Bake the completed quiche for 40 minutes.