I Love Chai tea, bake with Chai, add it to smoothies and overnight soaked oats. Store bought mixes cost quite a bit, therefore I make my own !!! this recipe is strong in flavour and has bite. I am certain you will enjoy it
Crust 2 cups spelt flour 6 tbsp coconut oil (solid) 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/3 cup cold water Filling 1/2 cup vegan butter 2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup pecan halves, for topping 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp coconut sugar 1 cup pitted dates 3/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Add spelt flour, coconut oil, salt and cinnamon to a food processor. Pulse until crumbly. Add cold water slowly and pulse to combine. Wrap up in cellophane and set aside to chill in the fridge. Add vegan butter and 2 tbsp coconut sugar to a pan and melt over a low heat. Add in chopped pecans and stir to coat well.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch tart pan. Add dates, maple syrup, 1/4 cup of coconut sugar, cornstarch & vanilla extract to food processor and blend well to a smooth paste. Add this to the warm pan of pecans, stir well and simmer gently for 5 mins, until thick.
Roll out chilled pastry between baking paper the circumference of the tart dish and trim off the excess. Pour in pecan filling and top with the remaining pecan halves. Bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve !!!
If you like you could top you slice of pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream !!!
2 tbsp of olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup of chopped walnuts 1 cup of rolled oats (or gluten free rolled oats) 1/2 cup of chopped mushrooms 2 cups of vegetable stock 2 chopped garlic cloves 3/4 cup of shredded carrots 3 tbsp of Dijon mustard 4 tbsp of tomate paste 2 tbsp of tamari sauce 350 grams/12 oz of firm tofu 2 tbsp of cornflour (cornstarch) 3/4 cup of breadcrumbs 1 cup of tomate sauce (coulis) Oil spray
Heat the oven at 375 degrees and grease with oil spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
Heat half the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for about 15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Heat the remaining oil in the pan and toast the walnuts during 3 minutes, add the oats and cook for another 3 minutes while stirring.
Add the mushrooms, vegetable stock and garlic, reduce the heat and simmer until the stock is absorbed.
Add the carrots, mustard, tomate paste, tamari and previously set aside onions.
Purée the tofu and cornflour in a food processor until smooth and stir into the oat mixture along with the breadcrumbs and mix well.
Transfer the mixture into the loaf pan and spread the tomate sauce on top.
Bake for 40 minutes and leave to stand for 20 minutes before slicing.