Vegan Apple & Ricotta Cheese Tart~GF

Vegan Apple & Ricotta Cheese Tart ~ Gf

It is stealthily entering to the frosting winter after the happy Halloween. Do you like this weather? I like the autumn more actually! Looking at the tree’s leaves turn into brown, then gradually to yellow. And gently falling on the road or lawn without any notice.

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Halloween Spider Web Pumpkin Tart ~ Gluten-free

Halloween Spider Web Pumpkin Tart, gf

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Nearly forgot about it, silly me! Although I saw all the Halloween stuffs like costumes, sweets, decorations, and buckets as well. But…

What will be your fancy costume this year? A vampire or a mummy? A skeleton or a spiderman? But I like to be a pumpkin, why? Because I look like a pumpkin already! hahaha :p

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Vegan Apple Custard Tart ~ Gluten-free

Vegan Apple Custard Tart~Gluten-free

Now is the apple harvest high season, what will you do with the apples?

We pick up a lot of different species from a huge apple orchard. Some of them I will storage in my garage by wrapping them individually with newspaper, it can keep for a longer life.

 

Part of the apples, I like to make it into applesauce for cake making later. And the others I would make tarts,  crumbles or cakes. And today, I would like to make it a little different, I mess up with custard and apple puree in a tart with different layers.

In the meantime, I decided to make it healthier with low in fat, less sugar and without gluten. What do you think?

First, I need to prepare the crust, it is gluten-free without any flour, just oat flour, dates and walnut for the main ingredients.

Pre-bake the crust first to make sure is not a soggy bottom. Then cook the apples like applesauce. Or I have the other idea if you don’t want to do lots of work. You can just slice up the apple and arrange all the slices on the baked crust like a pinwheel pattern, then cover with the custard, and bake. Isn’t that easy and save you lots of precious time!

But I have to advise you to make a smaller size if you haven’t a lot to feed. The reason is when the tart gets cold, the crust will get moist back.

Vegan Apple Custard Tart~Gluten-free

Ingredient:   24cm tart tin

Crust:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates⠀
  • 1/2 cup walnuts⠀
  • 1-2 Tbsp water or coconut oil

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C/160C in a fan oven.
  2. In a small food processor, process the oats, pitted dates, walnuts, water, and coconut oil until a dough forms and the mixture holds together when you pinch it with your fingertips.
  3. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before baking.
  4. Line a parchment paper over the crust. Fill with dry beans, rice or pie weights.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the weights and the parchment paper. Return to oven for another 10 to 15 minutes. Allow cooling before filling.

Apple filling:    

  • 2 Apples, diced
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup or Raw brown sugar
  • 1  tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp of Vegan butter, optional
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Ground nutmeg, optional
Method: 
  1. Put the diced apples, sugar, butter and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until the apples soft and turn a slightly brown. Off heat.
  2. Pour the apple mixture in a food processor, add the remaining ingredients and blend to a smooth purée. Pass through a fine sieve. The purée should be thick and sticky like a jam, if it’s too thin, transfer to a pan and cook on a low heat until thickened. Set aside.

Vegan custard:

Ingredients:   

  • 3 cups non-dairy milk (divided into 2 cups and 1 cup.)
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean
  • 2 tbsp Vegan butter

Method: 

  1. Place 400ml nut milk in a saucepan, add sugar, lemon zest, vanilla, Turn on medium-low heat.
  2. Put the remaining 200ml milk in a bowl, add cornstarch, stir to combine. When the nut milk is boiling, turn down the heat. Add the cornstarch batter into the cooking custard slowly, keep stirring and let it cook until thickened. Remove from heat and pour over a fine sieve, and press through to a smooth custard. Then add the vegan butter in and mix until melted.

Assembly:

  1. Preheat the oven to 110°C/gas mark 1/4.
  2. Put the apple puree over the tart case. Then pour the custard over. Bake the tart for about 1 hour. Allow cooling to room temperature before slicing.

Vegan Bakewell Tart ~ Gluten-Free

Vegan Bakewell Tart ~ gf

It was a very calming weather in the past few days with the temperature of 23°C to 25°C after two days of rain. Everything looks fresh and cool. It is the English weather that we missed. Not the firing hot 32°C, I know I shouldn’t say it. But, it is a bit too much for me. And now, I felt my energy was back.

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Multi-Grains Loaf with Wild Yeast

Multi-Grains Loaf with Wild Yeast

If you ask me how’s my feeling? Honestly, I am so nervous and excited! If you have been with my last post, you can catch what I mean. Yes, today is my big day to see the moment of truth. Today is the day I’ll test my activated and bubbly wild yeast to my bread.

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Homemade Wild-Yeast

Homemade Wild-Yeast

Most of the People talking about ‘World Cup Football’ in this two weeks. Even the  Wimbledon Tennis tournament was inferior when the football was on.

Because of this heatwave,, I like to do something different from those hot subject, that’s is homemade wild yeast.  Maybe it wasn’t an easy task, But I like to have a new batch again.

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Cool Down by Refreshing Homemade Elderflower Cordial

Cool Down by Refreshing Homemade Elderflower Cordial

Hi everyone! What’s the temperature in your country?

We are soaking in a heat wave in England by the temperature jumped up to 29°C to 31°C in these few weeks. Still can’t see the sign to lower from the weather forecast. We can’t complain about it cause we had been through a long cold, damp and icy winter. The globe weather was going to extremely cold or sweating hot.

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Vegan Carrot Rolls

Vegan Carrot Rolls

Turnips, Daffodils, Roses, Primroses, Bluebells, Muscari, my favourite one is violets and Narcissus.  Spring is here now! We love to see more sunshine after the long dark, wet, cold weather in Winter.

Carrot cake, I had made countless time so far. But I just recognize that I haven’t made carrot rolls or bread before!!! A bit strange?

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Vegan Spanish Smoked Chorizo Sausage 西班牙辣辣腸

Vegan Spanish Smoked Chorizo Sausage 西班牙辣辣腸

I felt overjoyed after I have made this sausage successful. I have to share this recipe with you guys, it is a fantastic, full of flavour and surprise for me.

The original recipe has owned by Melina. She is a food photographer, I got inspired by her IG post: @aboutthatfood

Beautiful pictures she took, lots of yummy recipes there. Browse around, you may find something you like.

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