Quiche Lorraine Vegan
Preparations/cooking time 1 hour
Suitable for vegans
1 sheet of ready-made short crust pastry (most supermarket own brands and Jus Roll are vegan)
1 packet silken tofu
100ml soya milk
3 spring onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 bunch British asparagus, chopped
Handful of cherry tomatoes cut in half
4 slices Vegusto Deli-style Sandwich Slices, cut into little pieces
50g Vegusto No Moo Mild Aromatic Cheese or other vegan cheese
Salt and pepper
1. Grease a 9 inch flan dish. Unwrap your pastry sheet and lay it over the top, trim any access and join it together to make the sheet fit across the whole dish, allowing enough overlap to gently push the pastry into the bottom edges. The pastry should cover all of the dish, with a little extra around the top edge, to allow for it to shrink down a bit when it cooks.
2. Blind bake the pastry case by lining it with baking parchment, then filling with baking beans. Preheat your oven to 200C/Gas Mark 4 and bake it for 10 minutes. When the edges are lightly cooked, remove the parchment and beans and return to the oven for another 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, steam your asparagus and lightly fry the spring onion and garlic in a little olive oil, so they soften.
4. Set pastry case aside ready to be filled.
5. Place the silken tofu into a mixing bowl and blend until smooth, using a hand blender. Add the soya milk and mustard. Now stir in the other filling ingredients; turmeric, spring onion, garlic, asparagus, tomatoes and deli-slices. Season to taste.
6. Spoon the filling into the pastry case and grate Vegusto No Moo Aromatic (or any other variety) onto the top. Add a few extra tomatoes too if you like.
7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the filling has set and the cheese is lightly golden. Allow the quiche to cool slightly before cutting and serving with seasonal potatoes and salad.