Monday, October 01, 2007

Two More Reasons....

Celine of Have Cake Will Travel is my culinary heroine....Her Cheezy Quacker Crust is, hands down, the BEST crust imaginable for all savory pies, quiches, whatever savory thing you fancy filling your pie plate with! I didn't use the pastry flour cause I was out, just unbleached flour and opted for the added paprika.

I did make her Broccoli Fakin Quiche....but I messed it up two ways (and thus never took a picture). I used store-bought fake bacon bits (vegan) and I made it two days in advance and let it sit in the fridge before finally cooking it up for Sunday Brunch. The nasty store-bought Fakin Bits bloated over time and overpowered the whole thing with their chemically bacon-ness. Ew. But I think that it's totally something I'll make again either with her suggestions or subbing sun dried tomatoes for the Fakin altogether.

and then there's heaven for my sweet tooth...I was drooling over her Oreo Cookie Cookies when I was struck with genius of my own. Using her 'healthier recipe', I subbed Newman Ginger O's (my absolute favorite) for the Oreos, added about 2 heaping Tablespoons of chopped crystallized ginger, and went with more soy milk than using whiskey. They were a bit more cakey than I like my cookies (think the original version may be what I'm really after?) but they were scrumptious and devoured in record time all the same.

YUM!

7 comments:

Celine said...

oooooh!! the cookies! the cookies!
if you want a crispier cookie, you definitely want to go with the original one.
the whiskey [in the "healthier" version] makes the texture be a bit less cakey than when adding soy milk, unfortunately. bad soy milk, bad.
I'm sorry to hear about the quiche disaster! now I will never be able to hear about fake bacon without thinking "bloated". YUCK! I hope it works better if you make it again. using sun dried tomato is an awesome idea, by the way!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Well, at least the crust looks good! I got all the ingredients to make that as well, just need the broccoli now. I also like your idea of adding sun-dried tomatoes!!

Your cookies sound awesome.

Brownbird Rudy Relic said...

Yeah, Have Cake Will Travel pretty much rules!

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness, I know, Celine's recipes are FABULOUS!! Sorry that the quiche didn't come out how you wanted it to, but I bet it would DEFINITELY be better with the sundried tomatoes, versus the "bacon" bits.

bazu said...

Oh my gosh, long live Celine! And you, too, for bringing this to my attention. I adore those cheesy quackers (addicted is more like it) and the idea of using it as a pie/quiche crust sounds unbelievable!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Those cheesy quackers were great with simple ingredients but I found it difficult to roll them out. They crumbled quite a bit for me. I think I'll definitely give it a try as a pie crust because I'm sur eit would be easier to work with.

Vegan Monkey said...

If using the rather tasty Quackers recipe for a quiche crust, do you bake it at all before filling it up with filling? Or do you just stick the filling in the unbaked crust and bake everything in one go? Thanks!