Using alternative flours and ingredients in recipes for my clients on restricted diets means there are plenty of ideas for baking during Lockdown. People are saying that wholewheat flour and eggs are hard to purchase in the supermarkets, so here are three ideas using alternative flours that can be used for making pastry.
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Stir the olive oil into the oat. Gradually add the boiling water, a teaspoon at a time, stirring well. The oats should come together in a slightly sticky ball. Allow to rest for a few minutes. Roll out carefully on baking parchment, using a sprinkling of oats or linseeds if a bit sticky. Carefully place the pastry into the required flan dish, plate or quiche pan. bake blind for about 7 minutes. Add the filling and complete the cooking
Combine all ingredients and stir well together until it forms a ball. Roll out gently on baking parchment. Line a flan dish or plate, and bake blind for 7 minutes, before adding the filling.
Combine the flours with the olive oil and mix well. Add the grated carrot or squash, and stir together. Gradually add the boiling water, a teaspoon at a time, stirring all the time. The ingredients will come together for form a firm ball. Carefully roll out on baking parchment and line a quiche pan or plate. Bake blind for 5 minutes, add filling and complete cooking.
Line a flan dish or plate with the pastry and bake blind for 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile place chopped vegetables and garlic in a pan with the olive oil and water. Add a lid to the pan and place over a medium heat to ‘steam fry’ until veg are soft. Take the pan from the heat and stir in the chia and linseeds and the water. Mix well, so the seeds are evenly distributed. Add the oregano and seasoning.
Spoon the mixture onto the pastry case and pat down. Top with sliced veg of choice – tomatoes, peppers, red onions etc. Sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds and a little more oregano. Place in a medium oven for about 15 minutes. Serve hot or cold.