Dairy-free, cheesy & deliciousFamily holiday season bakeBreakfast/ lunch / dinner
1.5CupWhole wheat/ Emmer/khapli flourOr Depending upon the size of the quiche
1/2Cupcashew cheese(same as pizza cheese/please check the recipe )
1-2sticksspring onion/ leek
Salt, pepper & turmeric
*Depending upon the size of your family, you can make it as small as a small bowl or a big baking pan.
*Thin or thick crust will be your choice too.
Make a dough with the flour, add a pinch of salt and flax egg, make a dough-like roti.Continue kneading till you get a smooth dough; keep it aside for a few minutes.Now evenly flatten the dough into a bowl/ deep vessel with your hands.Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 10-20 minutesThere are two styles of making the crust, thin or thick; see what works for you. (Choose as per your liking)
Dry roast the spring onion, add chopped spinach to it. Optional add chopped mushroom and cook for a few minutes.
Blend the cashew cheese (same recipe as pizza cheese)Add the chopped tofu to the cheese, blend again.Pour this paste over the slightly cooked spinach. Mix well.
Preheat the oven to 180CFill this ready filling in the pie crust, bake for 30 mins to 1 hr depending upon the thickness of the baking dish & the power of your oven.Check with toothpick.Once it completely cools down, cut into slices.
There are a few options to bake the pie crust
1-First bake the prepared pie crust for 10 minutes, then stuff the filling.It will give a crunchy pie crust.Always grease the pie crust with oil/ butter to get the crunchy crust.
2-Take out the pie crust from the fridge, stuff the filling in it, directly bake in the oven.You might get a slightly soft crust with this method.
3-Baking with the lid on-It will give a different taste and texture.Initially, you will cover the quiche with the lid for 30 minutes, then remove the cover, bake for another 30 -40 minutes.
Try & test the small quiche first, ( make in a bowl ) then go for the big & beautiful amazing Vegan quiche
One tbs flax seed powder + 3tbs hot/ warm waterMix well and keep aside for 5-10 minutes.It’s one ready flax egg.