Compiling a Vegan Quiche

A few days ago I used JL Fields’ Vegan Baking for Beginners to make a pie crust base for some sort of pie. I didn’t consider that the basic pie crust was for more of a savory base, so I felt that my options were limited on what I could make based on the ingredients I had available. The recipe calls for the dough to chill for 30 minutes, up to 2 days. I used that window to brainstorm on what kind of pie I could make.

Basic pie crust base

I decided to make a quiche which is a French tart consiting of a pastry crust. I placed my frozen Just Egg in water for 15 minute intervals. Once the water became chilled, I replaced the water until the product was thawed. I rolled out my dough into a 10″ disc, I set my pie crust, failed to fluke the edges so the dough did not reach the brim of the pie plate. I had a little overflow of Just Egg liquid in my pie plate after par baking the crust. It actually added a cooked crispy, flakey texture around the edges which is something I really enjoy. A nice surprise.

I added some Good Planet parmesan and a little bit of salt to the top for flavor. It turned out better than expected, but blind baking the pie crust may have been the better option. After a bit of googling on what a pie plate is, what “pricking” is, and totally overlooking the step that says to flute the edges I had mixed results. The pie crust ended up flakey and a bit puffier than I would have liked, but the flavor and texture were perfect. Check out JL Field’s Vegan Baking for Beginners for an awesome boost to your baking skills.

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Published by The Hylian Vegan

I'm Sean Kilby and I'm from North Carolina I grew up with a great passion for music, arts, books, swimming, biking, soccer, Magic the Gathering, travel, electronic arts, and theme parks (Not Sea Parks). 5 ish years ago I started the process of moving away from animal based foods, now I'm completely vegan for about 2-3 years. I've studied nutrition by reading books, websites, and articles such as Thrive and Bigger, Leaner, Stronger (not a vegan guide). I took the approach of a plant based vegan diet so I didn't have to sustain myself by using an animal product for sustenance. I also do a lot of thought exercises and self reflection, meditation, and mindfulness to navigate through the experiences of life. I place these thoughts on this blog to have a good conversation with myself and others. The biggest and most difficult conversation that is taking place is that the global temperatures are dramatically increasing, putting our global ecosystem in danger due to methane gas from animal agriculture. The hardest part was I had lost the vision to improve the future. My work is ever changing, but setting clear goals have brought me to where I am today. Taking up the e-quill to tell a story.

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