Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Beaver Quiche and Ice Cream Balls

My friend Emma came over last night so we decided to cook up a vegan feast for dinner, after some internet research we decided to make a quiche, some ice cream balls from the Your Vegan Mom blog and ginger beer from the Vegan Swedes. We called the quiche 'Beaver Quiche' as that's what my partially deaf brother thought we were saying (haha). And this is how we made it:

serves 4-6:

1 pack just roll short crust pastry
olive oil
2 red onions chopped
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
200g purple sprouting broccoli chopped
1 pack of firm tofu
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tbsp herb and garlic (or mixed herbs)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
100 ml soy milk

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and start by rolling out the pastry, covering your quiche tin and cutting round the edges (leaving extra for shrinkage).
  2. Bake for around ten minutes in the oven, then leave to cool. Then make your caramelised onions by sweating the onions for a few minutes and adding the sugar to caramelise. Once all the sugar has dissolved add the balsamic vinegar and reduce down.
  3. When they're ready spread half of the onions along the pastry, add the broccoli to the remaining of the onions and cook on a low heat for around 10 minutes.
  4. While the broccoli and onions are cooking make the filling by putting the tofu, spices, herbs, salt, pepper and milk into a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Add the filling to the onions and broccoli and mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and bake in the oven for 40 minutes until a knife popped in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Serve with some seasonal veg (we had grilled asparagus and mustard mash) and enjoy!

Then for desert we made these ice cream balls with chocolate dip, the only change we made was that we rolled them in coconut as well as nuts. They were lovely, and even my brother enjoyed them despite usually turning his nose up at most things vegan!

You can find the recipe here

And to wash it all down we made some homemade ginger beer. I think this recipe is kind of cheating as my mum said that ginger beer takes ages and tends to explode. But much to our surprise it actually tasted nice and like ginger beer! You can find the recipe here.


Very nice post and tank you so much for re-posting my Ginger Beer recipe. I agree with your mum, it is a simple and quick cheat that tast very much like the real deal.

//Emma @The Vegan Swedea

Yes it was lovely! We were scared we were doing it wrong the whole way through! Thank you for the recipe, I will definitely be making it again!

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