Italian Breakfast Tart

Ingredients

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
3 strips vegan bacon, smoked tempeh or vegan sausage (you may also use thinly sliced, marinated mushrooms)
2 tablespoons vegan butter
2 teaspoons pesto
1 roasted red pepper, chopped (jarred is fine)
3 asparagus spears
4 basil leaves, chopped
Cheesy tofu scramble (recipe below)
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350.
2
Place the puff pastry on a sheet of parchment paper and roll with a rolling pin in each direction a few times to make the pastry thinner, wider, and longer. Transfer the pastry, and the parchment paper to a baking sheet or pie tin. Poke several dozen holes in the puff pastry to avoid large air pockets from forming.
3
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until a light golden brown.
4
Allow to cool a bit.
5
While the pastry is baking, cook the veggie bacon (or alternatives) in a skillet until mostly cooked, but not crispy. Chop into pieces.
6
In a small saucepan, melt the butter and pesto over medium heat. Brush all over the cooled pastry with a pastry brush.
7
Top with chopped basil, chopped veggie bacon and chopped red pepper.
8
Place the asparagus flat on a cutting board, hold the stem tight with one hand, and with the other, shave the asparagus with a vegetable peeler.
9
Spoon in the tofu scramble and fill the space, leaving at least a once inch gap on all sides for the crust to rise around it.
10
Sprinkle with the shaved asparagus, then with the salt and pepper.
11
Bake at 350 for an additional 5-10 minutes. Cut the tart into four squares if flat or into slices if in the pie tin.
12
Cheesy Breakfast Scramble
13
1 block firm tofu, pressed, drained and crumbled
14
1/2 yellow onion, diced
15
1/2 teaspoon flour, for dusting (gluten free if desired) (optional)
16
2 tablespoon vegan butter
17
1 teaspoon garlic powder
18
1 teaspoon onion powder
19
1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari or braggs aminos
20
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
21
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
22
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
23
Saute onion and crumbled tofu in butter for 3-5 minutes, stirring often and lightly dusting with the flour for desired consistency. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat to medium and allow to cook 5-7 more minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.

 



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Spring is synonymous with outdoorsy brunches and nothing goes better with a mimosa and the sun then a savory breakfast tart! Try this easy and tasty Italian inspired tart that will end your week in the springiest of ways!

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April 11, 2012

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