You must be wondering why the sauce is not in a bottle but in an ice-cube tray?
If you follow me a certain of time, you’ll remember my first mushroom sauce recipe in two years ago. That’s my first attempted to challenge myself. It was a nice sauce without any artificial flavoring, preservatives and unnecessary colouring. The best advantage is in line with economic principles and healthier.
Today’s version is incredibly scrumptious, I enhanced the recipe by adding some warm spices mingle to evoke the flavour of this multi-purpose sauce. The secret adding is the star anise and tahini sauce. Use them or not it depends on you, but it yields a perfect blend with minimal effort.
I made it in a cube size for easy to storage, because I made a large quantity and store in the freezer. So, I can have my own mushroom sauce whenever I need it.
It is absolutely a decent recipe. Highly recommend you to try it! 🙂
Improved Homemade Mushroom Sauce (II)
150g Dried Shiitake mushrooms washed and soaked few hours
Wash the dried mushrooms, soak in just enough water for few hours before starting the work.
Reserve the soaking water, and clean the mushrooms under running water.
Put the mushrooms in a blender with the ginger and water (make it 4 cups with the reserved mushroom water. It needs to blitz into few portions if you have a small blender. Blend until smooth without any lumps. Add the flax meal mixture, tahini, ground star anise and do few pulses until well combined.
Pour the mushroom mixture into a large pot over medium heat. Add the remaining seasoning except for the rice flour. Let it bring to the boil, stirring constantly! Lower the heat to simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes until the sauce start thicken. Mix the rice flour with a little bit of water and turn the heat to medium. Pour over the mushroom sauce. Whisk thoroughly and the sauce becomes more thicken. Off heat.
Grease a shallow rectangle tray and spread the mushroom sauce evenly into the tray. Cover the top with a piece of cling film, it should let the cling film touch the sauce.
Use the soaking mushrooms water to give the sauce more favourable. If your sauce is too thick, add a little bit of water at a time. Otherwise, if it is thinner, add more rice flour to thicken.
Adjust the taste by adding the seasoning when you simmer the sauce.
You can make half portion of the recipe, it still can last a certain of time.
The dairy condensed milk is far too sweet than this vegan version with a lot of unhealthy white sugar that’s all I know. It is not an essential item in my kitchen cupboard. But why do I make it? Silly? NO. I make this vegan condensed milk for some special reason!
White Beans Paste with Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce (海鹽焦糖白豆沙餡料)
Like most beans, white varieties are typically very high in fiber. The beans are also a protein source, which can make them an attractive meat substitute for vegetarians or vegan. White bean varieties are typically also high in potassium, folate, vitamins C and B6, calcium, and iron.
Vegan Chilli Beans Burger with ‘Cheesy Corn Sauce’
The heatwave has been attacked England in the last few weeks badly. Heatwave in England normally stays for few days maximum every year. But this year seems like to stay for longer. Of course, people won’t like the cold, damp and miserable weather in the long winter, neither do I!
To make guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. A little lime or lemon juice to balance the richness of the avocado. Then add chopped coriander, chillies, garlic if you want. To making perfect and creamy guacamole is using good, ripe avocados.
These vegan sausages can turn into the vegan burger, are packed with spices, herbs and a hint of lemon zest – healthy and seriously satisfying. Also, if you adopt the gluten-free oat flour, it can make someone has gluten intolerance smile!
These wholesome wraps are absolutely delicious, it can be relished as a complete meal. Also, vegetarian-friendly. A delectable fusion of seasoned cooked burglar wheat and sweet corn, paired with raw pepper dices makes this scrumptious meal. Don’t forget to add sour cream, which widens the range of flavours that play around in this wrap! But I just remember the cream when I nearly finish. 😦
It is a rare chance that I’ll make this ‘seitan’. Since I saw lots of my Facebook friend’s post ~ Roasted vegan ‘Char Siu’ 素叉燒 . Their mouth-watering photos impulse me to try it again.
Sounds I did have this experiment before. Yes! I have but not really like it at all. Why? Because it’ll wash away a lot of flour to get a small amount of seitan to make bbq ‘pork’. It is not really economical.