Easy-to-Roll Tart Shell or Pie Crust – vegan, gluten-free
This is my new FAVORITE, easy-to-roll, gluten-free pie crust. It was inspired by Ellen Ecker Ogden‘s book, The New Heirloom Garden. Listen to my interview with the author here. I modified her recipe, amking it gluten-free and vegan. To begin, I make my own yogurt and my own flour mix. You may use commercial vegan yogurt and gluten-free flour mix. I use 1/2 cup organic rolled oats, 1/2 cup organic uncooked millet and 1/2 cup organic garbanzo bean flour. I process these ingredients in a Vitamix to make about 2 cups flour and use this in the recipe below. I like it because it has no xanthan gum in it, or starches or rice flour. And it’s all organic.
1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour (see above for my own mix), plus 1/2 cup extra for rolling the dough
1/2 cup cashew yogurt
4 Tablespoons nut or seed butter (vegan butter or vegetable oil may be used)
In a medium-sized bowl mix the yogurt with 1 1/2 cups flour, making a moist dough. Knead in the nut or seed butter (or vegan butter or oil), one tablespoon at a time.
Take two sheets of parchment paper. Lightly flour one sheet and place the dough on top and pat it down into a circle. Sprinkle more flour on top and cover with the other sheet of parchment paper.
Roll the dough into an 11-12 inch circle about 1/8 inch thick. Remove the top sheet. Lift the bottom sheet of parchment paper with the dough and carefully flip into a 9-inch tart pan. Carefully peel off the parchment paper and press dough into tart pan. Do not panic if the dough tears, you can press it back together. Trim the edges to 1/2 inch all around. Fold the edges under and crimp the dough.
Dough may be used immediately or refrigerated until ready to use.