TKBlogPerfectPieCrust20

 

 

 

 

1 cup unbleached flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons cold, non-dairy butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons cold water

In a food processor, process flour, salt, baking powder and butter quickly, using the “pulse” button, until mixture resembles tiny peas.
Mix vinegar and water.
While food processor is running, add to flour mixture through the funnel.
Process until dough comes together around the blade.
Flatten dough out into a circle.
Wrap in plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
Or place dough in a freezer bag and freeze for later use.

belgian waffles

 

 

 

 

2 cups unbleached flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
3 teaspoons Ener G Egg Replacer
4 tablespoons warm water
4 tablespoons non-dairy butter, melted (Earth Balance or its equivalent)

Grease, then preheat waffle iron

Put Ener G Egg Replacer and warm water in a blender.
Blend until frothy. Add milk and melted non-dairy butter and blend.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
Spoon one half cup of batter (or the amount recommended by your waffle maker) onto hot iron.
Spread batter to within 1/4 inch of edge of grids, using the back of a spatula or wooden spoon.
Close lid and bake until waffle is golden brown.
Serve immediately or keep warm in a single layer on a rack in a 200° oven.

Serves 4

Note: Serve with your favorite syrup

butternut squash bisque

 

 

 

3 pounds butternut squash
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon organic butter substitute
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
32 ounce container vegetable broth
2 cups water
1/2 cup non-dairy milk

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Peel and seed the squash. Cut squash into 1 inch cubes and place them on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the oil, 2 teaspoons of the salt, and the pepper, toss to coat.
Spread in a single layer and roast for 15 minutes. Stir the squash and continue to roast until softened, about 15 minutes more.
Meanwhile, heat the butter substitute and the remaining oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and sage and cook until softened, about 7 minutes.
Add the broth, 2 cups of water, the remaining salt, and the squash. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Let cool for 10 minutes.
Working in batches, transfer the soup to a blender.
Add non-dairy milk and puree until smooth.
Return soup to the pot and warm over medium heat.

Serves 6-8

Note: To make preparation easier, use already cut-up butternut squash. Can be found in the produce section of your local supermarket.

cornbread muffins

 

 

 

 

1 cup non-dairy milk
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 cup corn kernels, thawed, if frozen
maple syrup, optional
non-dairy butter, melted, optional

Preheat oven to 350°

Place paper cup liners in muffin tin. Or lightly spray tin with cooking spray.
In a small bowl mix milk and apple cider vinegar. Let stand to curdle.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
Add milk mixture, oil and applesauce.
Stir the wet ingredients.
Then mix wet and dry together until dry ingredients are moistened.
Do not overmix.
Fold in corn kernels.
Fill each muffin tin almost up to the top with batter.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes.
Tops should feel firm to touch. Knife inserted in center should come out clean.

Servings: 12 muffins

Note: Best eaten when warm. Maple syrup and melted, non-dairy butter are great drizzled on top of muffins.

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G-Replacer
2 tablespoons warm water
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or white vinegar
1 1/2 cups diced rhubarb
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Topping
1 tablespoon non-dairy butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°

Blend 1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G-Replacer with the warm water in a blender until frothy.
Mix lemon juice with the non-dairy milk. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes.
In a food processor, mix well sugar through milk mixture. Add rhubarb and pecans or walnuts, then pulse for 5 seconds.
In a separate bowl combine flour through salt. Add to rhubarb mixture until just blended. Spoon batter into 18 paper lined muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full.

Topping
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Scatter mixture over filled cups and press lightly into batter.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned.

3 teaspoons Ener G Egg Replacer
4 tablespoons water
1/2 cup nondairy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder, optional
4 slices bread, 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick (vegan challah works well)
4 tablespoons nondairy butter, divided
maple syrup
sliced fruit, optional

In a blender, blend until frothy Egg Replacer with water.
Add milk, vanilla, if using, cinnamon powder, if using, until well mixed.
Pour 1/2 of mixture in a 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Add bread slices and rest of liquid mixture. Allow the bread to absorb the liquid, about 10 minutes.
Preheat large frying pan on medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter. When melted, add 2 slices of the bread. Fry for 3-4 minutes, or when underside is golden. Then flip the bread over and fry for another 3-4 minutes. Repeat process with the 2 remaining slices of bread.
Top with sliced fruit, if using. Pour maple syrup over fruit.

Serves 2

chocolate-raspberry-clafoutis-07252016

 

 

 

12 ounces fresh raspberries (2 3/4 cups)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup almond milk
1/2 stick nondairy butter, melted
4 1/2 teaspoons E ner G Replacer
6 tablespoons water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup unbleached flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 to 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Butter a 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish.
Toss berries with granulated sugar and let stand 15 minutes.
Blend 4 1/2 tablespoons Ener G Replacer with 6 tablespoons water until frothy. Then blend mixture with milk, nondairy butter, brown sugar, flour, cocoa and salt in a blender until smooth.
Scatter berries (with juices) evenly in baking dish, then pour batter over top.
Bake until slightly puffed and firm to the touch, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chopped chocolate.
Cool about 20 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 6

Note: Also good cold, topped with nondairy ice cream.

Crust
1/2 cup nondairy butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

Filling
1/2 cup silken tofu (soft or firm)
1 cup granulated sugar
Zest from 2 lemons
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with cooking spray
and sprinkle with a light dusting of flour.

Preparing the crust

In a food processor, in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, or
with an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and confectioners’
sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour, and process/beat until the dough
just comes together.
Press dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Cool on wire rack while preparing the filling.

Filling

In a food processor or blender, add the tofu and blend until creamy, about
1 minute. Add the granulated sugar and blend until smooth. Add and blend the lemon zest, lemon juice, flour, and cornstarch. Pour the filling over the baked shortbread crust and bake for 20 minutes, or until filling is set.
Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
To serve, cut into squares or bars and dust with sifted confectioners’ sugar, when serving.

Yield: Sixteen 2-inch squares

Note: Best eaten the day they are made. But they can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

tomato-tian-ck-521715-x

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 cups (1 inch) cut green beans (about 1 pound)
Cooking Spray
3 cups thinly sliced onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon non-dairy butter
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated  Parmesan cheese, vegan

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Cook green beans in large pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; set aside.
Heat a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (onion through butter).
Saute 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Stir in vinegar, basil, and oregano; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Arrange beans in an 11 x 7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with onion mixture.
Arrange tomatoes on top of onion mixture, and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake for 35 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned.

Serves 6

Note: This slightly sweet vegetable dish takes its name from the French term for mixed vegetables prepared gratin-style.