As I was gathering the ingredients together that I had on hand all was good until I needed chickpea flour. Reminiscent of my journey to find lactic acid, my journey took me to a store close to me, then to Sobey's - which has an impressive gathering of all sorts of flours, but, alas, no chickpea flour. I know where to go, I said to myself. The India Food Centre is the best for ethnic food and they had it. Bulk Barn carries it, too. They include the Nutrition Facts for chickpeas.
Besan Chana flour it is called. Not only is it a replacement as a gluten-free flour, but apparently, it does wonders for hair and skin, too.
Simple Vegan Quiche
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
6 T vegan Becel margarine
1/2 t salt
4 to 6 T ice cold water
2 1/2 C chana flour (chickpea flour)
3 C water
3 T olive oil
2 t sea salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 C chopped orange bell pepper
1/2 yellow onion chopped
2/3 C sliced fresh mushrooms
3 minced garlic cloves
1/2 to 3/4 C halved grape tomatoes
In a medium size bowl mix together with a pastry blender flour, salt and Becel vegan margarine.
Add water and mix gently with back of spoon until dough is gathered together.
Wrap in plastic food film and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
Bring dough out of fridge and gently roll out to just over 2" past the edges of the quiche pan. Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough around to lift onto pan. Then place over top of pan loosely and press into the pan. Use a rolling pin to roll across top of pan to cut off excess dough. Set aside.
In a medium bowl combine the chana flour with the water, olive oil, salt and pepper with a whisk.
Add chopped orange bell pepper, yellow onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Mix together well.
Pour one half of this mixture into the pie crust.
Place halved grape tomatoes generously on top of pie.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes with or without the crust. Great both ways.
To merge the three videos I created to show the process of this recipe, I used the video editor in YouTube. To learn how to use it I followed Cherie King's instructions.
Special Note: I uploaded my single videos that I made to youtube and realized that you can pick your category. The default is comedy. If I was not watching these would have ended up in with Jerry Seinfeld videos. Not of itself a bad thing. :0 In all seriousness these might do better under the education category.
Lonely Egg, I am so sorry, but I needed to leave you behind.
Did you know: that there are many egg replacements. Some examples are VeganEgg; various egg replacers, chia seeds, flax seeds, and even just the yolk vegan style from One Green Planet.
In conclusion, I did not add salt to any of the steps. The result was a very bland quiche. However, with salt sprinkled on top, on the bottom, and served with ketchup it was delicious!! Next time I will use salt.
Dear Reader: Have you ran out of eggs for some baking project and needed to find a replacement? What did you use? If you are allergic to eggs what do you use as a substitute? Share a recipe?
Next up: Cooking with Kymber. Hint - peaches.