Recipes to make with vegan cheese
RELBIA en croute
200g Relbia cheese
50g Tarkine log
1 tbsp chopped toasted hazelnuts
1 tbsp dried cranberries
1/2 c cranberry jelly
2 sheets puff pastry, defrosted if frozen
1 tbsp aquafaba (optional)
Cut the Relbia cheese in half horizontally.
Lay slices of the Tarkine log on the cut surface making sure it is all covered.
Replace the top half of the cheese and press down lightly.
Roll the pastry out a little and cut 2 circles using a dinner plate as a template. Reserve the offcuts for decorating.
Place the filled cheese in the centre of one pastry circle and brush the edges of the circle with water or aquafaba if using.
Mix the cranberries, hazelnuts and cranberry jelly together in a small bowl and place on top of the cheese.
Place the second pastry circle on top. Press the edges together, crimping and sealing well.
Optional: Decorate with leaves made from pastry scraps and brush with aquafaba to glaze.
Transfer to a lightly oiled baking dish and bake at 200C for 20 minutes or until golden.
Mushroom stroganoff (serves 4)
800g mixed mushrooms – oyster, button, Portobello, sliced
2 onions, sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 c water
2 Massell beef flavoured stock cubes
2 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce (we like Johnno's, made in Tasmania)
1 tbsp tomato pasteSalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
100g Artisa St Clair plant based cheese
2-3 stalks of flat leaf parsley, leaves picked off
Fettucine noodles, cooked according to packet instructions
Lemon wedges to serve
Heat olive oil in a large pan, sauté onions until translucent
Add mushrooms and sauté until softened.
Add crushed garlic and cook for a further minute
Add remaining sauce ingredients, except parsley.
Stir until combined and heated through.Added picked parsley leaves and cooked noodles to pan with sauce.
Stir to mix, add extra water if required.
Garnish with lemon wedges to serve.
Plant based cheese fondue (serves 4)
2 cloves garlic
1 c dry white wine (Yalumba Y series riesling)
175g Evandale cheese (grated)
1 tbsp tapioca starch
½ c non-dairy milk
salt and pepper
1-2 tbsp Tasmanian sloe gin (or kirsch)
1. Prepare double boiler or place bowl over pot of simmering water.
2. Rub pot/bowl with the cut surface of a garlic clove.
3. Place wine in pot and heat in double boiler until steaming but not boiling.
4. Toss grated cheese and tapioca starch together in a separate bowl.
5. Add cheese to the hot wine, one handful at a time.
6. Stir after each addition until smooth. This takes time – around 10-15 minutes.
7. Add non-dairy milk and continue stirring.
8. If fondue is too thick, add more wine or milk to get the desired dipping consistency.
9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
10. Stir in sloe gin before transferring to fondue pot which has been rubbed with more garlic.
Chunks of crusty baguette
Vegan sausages, cooked and cut into chunks (I used
Cubes of crunchy apple (my favourite)
Cauliflower florets – blanch if you like, but I prefer raw
Button mushrooms – halved if larger sized
Potato gnocchi with Launceston blue vein sauce (serves 2-3)
(Recipe based on One Green Planet http://www.onegreenplanet.org/... potatoes.
(I’ve never been good at figuring out floury vs waxy potatoes, but apparently Desiree (which are floury ones) are a good choice for gnocchi).
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 c plain flour, approximately
1 c plant based milk of choice (I used soy)
1 tbsp Nuttelex or equivalent butter substitute
100g of Launceston blue vein cheese, chopped into small pieces
Salt and black pepper
To serve:½ c walnuts
10 sage leaves, more or less
1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp Nuttelex or equivalent
For gnocchi:Boil potatoes with their skins on, in a large pot of salted water until soft (20 minutes or so).
Cool until you can handle them comfortably, then cut in half and scoop the potato flesh into a bowl.
Add olive oil and salt and mash it until it is completely smooth.
Put a large pot of salted water on to boil for cooking the gnocchi.
To make gnocchi
add flour gradually until you have a soft, slightly sticky dough.
Try not to work the dough too much.
Roll portions of dough out into long thin ropes about 1.5-2cm thick.
Cut each into 2.5cm pieces.Roll each gnocchi against the back of a fork to leave the characteristic grooves which allow the sauce to adhere better.
Cook the gnocchi in batches in the pot of boiling water.
They sink when you first put them in, and are cooked by the time they float to the top.
Scoop out and transfer to a warmed bowl with a little olive oil to stop sticking.
Heat the olive oil and Nuttelex over medium-high heat.
Fry the sage leaves until crispy and remove from pan.
Add walnuts and fry until golden.
Remove from pan.
Reserve any remaining oil
Heat milk until almost boiling
Add Nuttelex and stir until melted.
Add the Launceston blue cheese and stir until smooth and creamy.
Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Toss the gnocchi through the sauce and top with toasted walnuts and crispy sage and remaining oil.