Friday, October 24, 2008

Pot Pie

Who doesn't love pot pie? It could be the ultimate comfort food for me.

After reading Heathen Vegan's magical recipe for Cottage Pie I was inspired to duplicate the recipe. The idea of a layer of potatoes on top seemed like a good idea to avoid having to make a pastry crust. However, once I was in the kitchen and had the Candle Cafe cookbook open I decided to go for it.

Of course I didn't have all of the ingredients listed in the recipe, but just as the Heathen Vegan did I stuck with root veggies and added some tofu since I did have that ingredient.

I was worried about making a gluten free crust and did consult the web only to realize that I'm just subbing one flour for another; there's no secret ingredient needed to make a successful rice flour crust. In food processor I added brown rice flour, grapeseed oil, salt and some rosemary, oregano and basil. I also had to add a little water until I had the right consistency. It rolled out very nicely.

And when I placed it in my 2 qt pot (because I don't have a 1 qt pot as suggested in the recipe) it looked like it might turn out okay.

This was taken before I put it in the oven. The filling was more than the crust could hold, but I just crimped down the edges of the top crust as best I could.

You can see the filling overflowing here, but it turned out delicious. The crust was excellent. The photo seems a little out of focus (that's how my photos often turn out), but that's okay.

I served it with a roast chioggia beet and spinach salad. The idea for this salad came from my latest Canadian Running magazine.

This recipe will be added to the sp what's for dinner roster.


Jeni Treehugger said...

That sure does look blinking YUM!
Thanks for the shout out

*feels all special now*


Wandering Coyote said...

Wow - again I'm impressed! That looks like a good pastry recipe to keep around, too!

I've got an award waiting for you over at ReTorte.

the little one said...

I recently made pot pie too. Fun, huh? I'm interested in trying different versions so thanks for this post.

sp said...

Thanks for the award WC! I'm honored.

Vegan Run Amok said...

Oh, that looks good and that crust sounds yummy!