After attending the Green Renters soy beans and nuts masterclass a fortnight ago, I was very much looking forward to today’s class on vegan roasts.
Cate from Green Renters first took the class through what we would be making. Desserts were up first as they needed time in the fridge and freezer. You could hear all the “phwoaaaarrr” sounds because we had tiramisu, a chocolate peppermint torte, lemon pie and ice creams! We broke up in to groups of four and made our way to the kitchen:
As I’m a big big fan of anything lemon pie, that was the choice for me:
After we made our desserts it was time for morning tea. Cate had made some lovely donuts and baklava. I went back for another donut and piece of baklava. Twice. Okay, three times (but the last time was kinda sneaky):
For the roast part, I teamed up with Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe and L. for a tofurky. I’ve never made a tofurky but I’ve attended a demonstration in the past. The tofurky involved making a marinade, the turkey part and the stuffing:
The stuffing is rolled in to a log and placed on the tofu mixture (which has been flattened down on some baking paper):
You then roll it all up, luckily it all held together:
Johanna expertly crafted some drumsticks and then the marinade was pasted on:
…and eventually Tina Turkey was done:
Cate and her assistant Jen took care of arranging a cheese platter and roasting potatoes, pumpkin and carrots:
The other teams made a nut roast wrapped in cabbage leaves:
A seitan roast:
My plate of meganomz. I just realised I didn’t take a photo of our tofurky sliced up, but that’s it in the middle. There’s also a wellington at the bottom there, I forgot to take a photo of it when it was done so here it is sliced:
I was so full after that and couldn’t finish my meal but I managed to eat dessert of course. They all turned out great but unfortunately the ice cream didn’t set in time. The green dollop you see is avocado lemon cream. This was delicious. Our lemon pie was great (though quite runny, you can see how the filling has plopped everywhere!) but my equal favourite was the tiramisu:
After all that food I had trouble finishing the rich chocolate tart so it went in to my lunchbox to take home.
The class was great and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Tofurky is really easy to make even with the three different components. It might be more time consuming but things are easy to make (the time consuming part was sauteeing the onions, mushrooms and celery so you can see it’s not actually difficult). I liked all the roasts, especially the wellington but my favourite was the tofurky.
I would love to attend more classes but sadly (for Melbourne peeps) Cate is heading off overseas and this was the last class. I was also really pleased that through these classes I met two of my favourite bloggers, Linda and Johanna.
Hours later, I’m still really full but very much looking forward to leftovers tomorrow!