Vt's vlf vegan pastry crust

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Warm soymilk
3 tablespoons Leftover mashed potatoes or-
3 tablespoons Instant mashed potato flakes mixed with:
2½ tablespoon Hot water
1 tablespoon Maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon Regular dry yeast -or-
½ teaspoon Instant yeast
¼ cup Whole wheat flour (not pastry flour)
½ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Frozen apple juice
1 cup Unbleached flour

This is a recipe I got from the FatFree archives () and have used several times to rave reviews. After trying several different lowfat pie crusts, this is the one I am going to stick with for fruit pies.

It comes out light and springy. A few of my notes follow the recipe.

>From Nov.'94 _Vegetarian Times_, "Full of Flavor, Low in Fat Pies," recipes by Bryanna Clark Grogan and Jane Weston Wilson.

Pastry for "free form pies" (you wrap the big piece of pastry up over the top)

Mix together soymilk, potatoes, syrup or honey, and yeast in a medium bowl or a food processor bowl. Let stand 5 minutes. Add salt and flours. If using a food processor, process 30 seconds. Otherwise, mix and knead mixture on a lightly floured surface 5 minutes.

(It says here to place in oiled bowl and oil top lightly, but I think we can figure out alternatives.) Cover and let rise until doubled, about an hour. Dough can also be allowed to rise in the 'fridge 2-24 hours. kwvegan vegan

1. I usually have to add a bit of flour to it because it seems to be a bit too sticky to roll out easily.

2. I used non-fat milk instead of the soymilk without a problem.

3. I have used regular flour instead of the wheat and unbleached flour and it works just fine.

4. I haven't bothered to oil the bowl. Since the dough is sticky anyway, I just peel it off the bowl and sprinkle it with flour when I shape it.

5. The dough rises a bit when it bakes. I spread it too thin on the bottom once and the top ended up twice as thick, so make sure you don't skimp on the bottom crust, since it is weighted down with the filling.

6. Cover the top loosely with a piece of foil while baking. I would advise you to spray the foil lightly with an oil spray so it doesn't stick (yes, I made that mistake, too). During the last 10-15 minutes of baking, remove the foil to brown the crust. It browns very quickly, so keep an eye on it and cover it again if it begins to darken too fast.

Posted to Digest eat-lf.v096.n259 From: sally charette <ECZ5SCC@...> Date: Tue, 01 Nov 94 07:09:00 PST

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