Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Fliip-ing Good

On a recent outing up country a little, we were as usual foraging for food in the nearest available vegan friendly environment (aka a health food store), when we discovered a Fliip Tart.  

Fliip, a Somerset based company, make handmade gluten free tarts, some of which are vegan, using nothing but fresh natural ingredients (no additives, gums or E numbers). The tart in question we discovered, drawn in by the clear vegan marking, was a Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper and Courgette Vegan Tart.  It was an individual tart at the cost of roughly £3 so we did only buy one at the time but wished we had splashed out and got one each after we'd tried it.  It was Fliip-ing good.

My attempt looked more like a pizza than a tart but tasted good!

We have never seen Fliip tarts in Cornwall so upon return I attempted to replicate one for ourselves.  My attempt was neither gluten free or by any means as beautiful as the original but it tasted pretty good.  Do look out for a Fliip vegan tart, but in the meantime, to give you an idea of the lovely taste they created here is my own attempt.

Fliipping Good Attempt Tart
I made a single large flan instead of an individual one

Ready made shortcrust pastry (yes I know that is lazy!)
4 carrots
1/2 leek
3 large roasted red peppers (from a jar or roasted first yourself)
1 tablespoon vegan balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch of chilli and garlic flakes
Salt and pepper
1/2 grated courgette
A few pitted olives
A handful of chopped walnuts

Chop up the carrots and leeks and boil until soft, then drain.
Meanwhile line a greased flan dish with pastry.
Add the cooked vegetables to a blender bowl with the red peppers, vinegar, herbs, spices and tomato puree.  Blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the pastry case and smooth evenly.
Scatter the top with the grated courgette, olives and walnuts.
Bake in the oven at 200 degrees C until the pastry is golden brown and cooked through.  The filling is a little sloppy but still tastes super good!

Enjoy and keep foraging for a Fliip!

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