If you didn´t know yet, most ready made puff pastries in the supermarkets are per default vegan, as it´s cheaper production to make them with plant based “butter”. Some are still non-vegan of course, but it tends to be the more expensive ones, so it´s a win-win, its easy to find vegan and its cheap, just check the ingredient list to be sure.
These small folded puff pastries are quick to make, very savoury and has the right autumn feel of flavour with the earthy mushrooms, and the silken tofu with the added “eggy” salt makes for a great vegan quiche. Watch these small beauties unfold in the oven like blooming flowers to reveal the roasted mushrooms.
Makes 5 hand sized tarts
Base, glaze and garnish
- 300g ready made vegan puff pastry in squares (10.6)
- Little unsweetened plant milk as glaze
- Spring onion
- 250g brown cremini mushrooms (8.8 oz)
- 1 medium red onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 200g silken tofu (7 oz)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon kala namak / black salt
- Sprinkle of salt
What you will need
- Cutting board and knife
- 1 pan + spoon to stir
- 1 bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Lined baking tray
- 1 brush
- Preheat the oven to 180c (350 F).
- Brush the mushrooms clean, don´t wet them. Chop into slices and dry fry them on a pan on medium high until water has evaporated and they have started to brown. This can take about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Peel and slice the onion and garlic, add to the pan with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Sweat until onions are slightly caramelized. Turn off and set aside.
- In a bowl add in the silken tofu, pepper, kala namak and salt. Mix well.
- Line a baking tray and put on the squared puff pastry. Evenly scoop on the silken tofu in the middle of each sheet. Then add the mushrooms on top. Fold over the edges of the puff pastry so the meet in the middle. Brush the pastry with unsweetened plant milk.
- Bake in a preheated oven on 180 c (350 F) in the middle of the oven on normal setting. Bake as instructed on the pre-made package of puff pastry, as some pastries can vary in baking time. Bake until puffed up and golden, I baked mine for about 20-25 minutes.
- Take out and let cool down for a few minutes before serving and garnish with spring onion.