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Homemade Pie crust and spinach quiche

Dairy-free, cheesy & delicious
Family holiday season  bake
Breakfast/ lunch / dinner

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Cup Whole wheat/ Emmer/khapli flour Or Depending upon the size of the quiche
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1/2 Cup cashew cheese (same as pizza cheese/please check the recipe )
  • 250 gm Spinach
  • 3-4 Mushroom (optional )
  • 1-2 sticks spring onion/ leek
  • 1 pack organic tofu
  • Salt, pepper & turmeric
  • 1 clove garlic

Soaking

  • 1/4 Cup Cashew
  • 1/4 Cup Melon seeds (Optional)
  • *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.

Instructions

1 step

  • 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 minutes
    There are two styles of making the crust, thin or thick; see what works for you. (Choose as per your liking)

2 step

  • Dry roast the spring onion, add chopped spinach to it. Optional add chopped mushroom and cook for a few minutes.

3- step

  • 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.

Step -4

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
    Fill 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

    Flax egg

    • One tbs flax seed powder + 3tbs hot/ warm water
      Mix well and keep aside for 5-10 minutes.
      It’s one ready flax egg.