Pumpkin, Mushroom and Smoked Tofu Pie

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Pumpkin, Mushroom and Smoked Tofu Pie
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Ingredients almost ready to go into the pie!

Vegetable pies are all fantastic, this has to be one of the best, its certainly one of my favourite dishes ever. If you make one, make sure you invite me around!

Ingredients

2 cups Wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon salt (Optional)
1⁄4 cup Vegetable oil (Plus a little more for frying the tofu later)
3⁄4 cup Water
600 grams Pumpkin (Peeled and deseeded, a decent sized butternut is usually enough)
200 grams Smoked tofu (Cut into 4 slices)
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
1 Onion (Large, chopped. Spring onions also fine)
400 grams Mushrooms (Roughly chopped)

Info

Yield
4 Servings
Preparation time
20 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour
Source

Irene!

Instructions

  1. Dice pumpkin and boil until soft. Mash
  2. To make pastry, place flour, salt and oil in a bowl and gradually add water until a dough is made. Let rest
  3. Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a pan
  4. Coat the tofu slices in flour and fry in the hot oil until both sides are browned
  5. Splash in the soy sauce and keep heating until the tofu is evenly coated and soy is evaporated.
  6. Remove from heat In the same pan heat the remaining tablespoon of oil ang stir-fry the mushrooms until just soft, then add the spring onions and toss through
  7. Dice the tofu and add to the bowl with mashed pumpkin.
  8. To this add mushroom mix and salt.
  9. Mix well
  10. Grease a pie tin, roll out 2/3rds of the pastry and line the pie tin
  11. Pile in the filling
  12. Roll out the remaining pastry, and place on top of the pie and trim the edges
  13. Place in a pre-heated 180 degree oven and bake for approx. 40 minutes

Serve with a tasty barbeque sauce and green salad

Notes

Smoked tofu is some kind of vegan super ingredient. If you haven't used it before this is a great way to get into it. You can also make these into mini pies using a muffin tray, which are great for parties or picnics.