Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vegan Lasagna

One of my personally favorite recipes :)

You may use already made lasagna layers, but basically we are going to make our own :)

Required Ingredients in general:lazania1

1. Water
2. Apple Vinegar or lemon
3. Salt
4. Vegetable oil (Mostly olive)
5. White flour
6. Onion
7. Champignon Mushrooms
8. Tomatoes
9. Sweet Red Peppers
10. Herbs
11. Garlic
12. Spices
13. Potatoes
14. Coconut Milk
15. Beer Yeast (If you hear first time about it, don't worry, it doesn't contain any amount alcohol :))

Dough requirements:
- 350 ml of warm water
- 1 Tablespoon of apple vinegar or 1/2 lemon
- 1 Teaspoon of salt
- 1-2 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
- About 1/2 kg of white flour*

*As much as it takes so the dough to be elastic and not sticking into your hands

Mix the dough well, and let it stay for 30 minutes. Cover it with a layer or with a wet towel so it won't get weathered.

Filling Requirements:
- 1 Big Onion
- 10 Medium Champignon Mushrooms
- 5 Big tomatoes
- 2 Medium Sweet red peppers
- Herbs on taste (We basically take an average amount of Coriander and Petroselinum + a small sheaf of Basil and Oregano with thyme)
- 5 Cloves of garlic
- Salt and Spices on taste (We add Hawaij and Sweet Paprika)

Filling Preparation:

Cut all the vegetables into small pieces

Saute the onions in a small amount of olive oil for a bit

Then we add mushrooms and then pepper.

Once the pepper will saute a bit, add the spices and in about 10 seconds add the tomatoes.

Then in about 5 minutes add the garlic and herbs, mix it all up for a bit and turn off the fire, then let it cool down.

Cheese Replacement:lazania2
We replace cheese with a liquid potato mash.
Boil potatoes and make a potato mash so the consistency would be the same as liquid semolina porridge's.
We add olive oil and a little bit coconut milk.
The amount of the potato mash should be about 2-2.5 litres.

In case you're using already made layers for lasagna, then you should also make the Bechamel sauce (saute 1 tablespoon of flour with olive oil and pour it while mixing to avoid making lumps. Then add 250ml of coconut milk combined 50/50 with water), if you are making the layers yourself, the sauce is unnecessary.

And finally :)
The Lasagna Preparation:
Cover the bottom of the mold with vegetables (divide the vegetables into 4 parts and add each time part by part).

Roll the dough into thin layers (We use a noodles machine and roll the dough into 5-6 thinness). We are going to have 4 layers of dough, which means we divide the dough into four pieces also.

Cover the already placed vegetables with a layer of dough. (If you are using the Bechamel sauce, grease it on), then a layer of potato mash (Which we divide into 4 pieces too), then the vegetables and right after that we add a thin layer of beer yeast (Which are optional, but they provide that specific taste of cheese and they are rich with vitamin B... And yes! the are also alcohol-free, so don't worry about it, even though it contains the word beer in it :))

Then, the second layer of dough, once again (Sauce), Potatoes, Vegetables, Yeast
Third layer of dough - (Sauce), Potatoes, left over Vegetables, Yeast
Fourth layer of dough - (Sauce), Left over Potatoes, and Yeast.

Cover the mold with aluminium foil and place it in the oven for a hour on a temperature of 180C.

Then remove the foil and let it stay for 5-10 minutes, so the top layer will brown a bit.

And finally slice it, place it on your plate, and enjoy the taste :)

Bon Appetite!

And by the way, you can also add the Almond cheese in each layer which is also a perfect addition :)

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