Tempeh Quiche Lorraine

Tempeh Quiche Lorraine

By Better Nature

Average rating: 5.0 • Rated by 5 users

Servings: 6

Total time: 1 h 30 min

Preparation time: 30 min

Cooking time: 1 h

Cooking methods: Roasting , Frying

Difficulty: Intermediate

A comforting classic, made without compromise! Modified from The Hidden Veggies recipe, this quiche is as buttery, flavoursome and moreish as they come. Serve either with a fresh summer salad or roasted veggies!

Ingredients

Pastry:

all-purpose flour • 1.5 cups
baking soda • 3/4 tsp
salt • 3/4 tsp
oil of your choice (we use rapeseed) • 1/2 cups
boiling water • 3 tbsp

Quiche filling:

oil of your choice (we use rapeseed) • 1 tbsp
1 medium onion
diced mushrooms • 2 cups
baby spinach • 140 g
firm tofu • 900 g
melted margarine • 1/4 cups
nutritional yeast • 1/2 cups
salt • 2 tsp
black pepper • 1/2 tsp
plain soy milk (or other plant-based milk) • 1/4-1/2 cups
vegan cheese, shredded • 2/3 cups
Better Nature Tempeh Rashers • 120 g
melted margarine optional for brushing on the top after baking • 1 tbsp

Steps

To make the pastry:

1

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl then pour in the oil and boiling water. Mix well until it forms a ball.

2

Place the ball of dough on a piece of parchment paper and push it flat. Cover with the second piece of parchment paper.

3

Use a rolling pin to roll the dough flat between the parchment, then peel off the top sheet. Use the bottom piece of parchment to help you flip the crust onto the pie dish and peel off the second piece of parchment.

4

Pinch around the edges forming the pie crust into an even edge.

Make the quiche filling:

1

Preheat your oven to 200°C.

2

Dice onion and sauté it in a little oil over low heat until translucent.

3

Add diced mushrooms sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and continue to sauté until they begin to release their juices.

4

Add baby spinach and stir for a few minutes until the spinach just barely wilts, then turn off the heat.

5

Break up the tofu into smaller pieces so it fits in your food processor. (You may have to do this in 2 batches if you don't have a large food processor).

6

Add the remaining 1 1/2 tsp. salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, and melted margarine to your food processor and blend. (It will turn into a crumbly grainy mixture).

7

Slowly add soy milk, 1 tbsp at a time, blending between each tbsp until the tofu mixture turns from crumbly to a very thick paste.

8

Add the tofu mixture to the sautéed veggies along with vegan cheese, and Tempeh Rashers. Mix well.

9

Pour the combined tofu-veggie mixture into your formed pie crust and pack the tofu down firmly and evenly in the pie dish.

10

Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 1 hour.

11

Brush the top of the quiche with an additional tbsp of melted margarine if desired for a shiny glow.

12

Let it cool for about 10 minutes before cutting to allow it to set a little and firm up.

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