Vegetable Flan with Vegan Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

Vegetable Flan with Vegan Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

This is a great vegan recipe that produces a fantastic egg-like base. Add any vegetables to put your own spin on this delicious recipe.

Serves: 6

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Vegetable Flan with Vegan Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

By: Adam Guthrie

This is a great vegan recipe that produces a fantastic egg-like base. Add any vegetables to put your own spin on this delicious recipe.


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Prep time

Cook time

Recipe


Ingredients

  • Pastry
  • ½ cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour

  • Filling
  • 500g firm tofu
  • ½ cup soymilk
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Zest ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 mushrooms, finely sliced
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 handfuls spinach, shredded
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ cup wholewheat flour

Method


  • Preheat oven to 190°C.
  • Place almonds, rolled oats, wholewheat flour and ½ tsp salt in food processor or blender. Pulse to flour-like consistency then place in large bowl. Add ½ cup water and mix with hands until mixture forms moist but firm dough (keep adding a little water if necessary).
  • Push dough with fingers evenly over base and sides of 25cm loose-bottom flan tin. Starting from centre of tin, press dough evenly into tin, working outward and up sides. Poke a few fork holes so air can escape. Bake for 10 mins or until lightly golden and firm to touch. Set aside to cool.
  • Place tofu, soymilk, nutmeg, lemon zest and maple syrup in food processor and blend to consistency that resembles ricotta cheese, then place in large bowl.
  • Increase oven temperature to 200°C.
  • Heat frying pan on a high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic in ¼ cup water. Cook until onion is soft and translucent and water has evaporated. Add mushroom and sauté until soft. Add zucchini, carrot, spinach and tamari and sauté for a couple of mins until all vegetables are soft and liquid has reduced.
  • Place cooked vegetables in bowl with tofu mix. Add oregano, flour and salt and pepper to taste, then mix well.
  • Place tofu and vegetable mixture in cooked flan crust. Smooth top with spatula. Bake for 30 mins or until top is firm and dry to touch.

  

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Adam Guthrie

Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.

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