Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tofurkey and Roasted Veggie Hoagie Subs

This last weekend I decided I would purchase some "Tofurkey" deli slices and give them a go. All I can say is that it was a very wise decision on my part. The slices taste exactly like hickory smoked turkey! Well, I actually think they taste better.

To satisfy my sandwich craving I opted to roast some veggies I had left over from the Red Pepper Pizza and top with vegan cheese and Tofurkey to make one killer vegan sub. What better way to start than to attempt to make my very own hoagies from scratch as well?

This recipe was taking from the internet and of course adapted to fit my needs. The end result was a little smaller than I would have liked and a little "crustier". I think that the next attempt however will yield fewer hoagies but a larger softer one.

1 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
1/2 cup kamut flour
*note the original recipe called for "about 3 cups high gluten flour", I improvised and they turned out tasty none the less
1 1/8 cup warm water (about 100*)
1 5/8 tsp salt
3 3/8 tsp sugar
1 2/3 Tb olive oil
1 package active dry yeast

I "proofed" the yeast by measuring my hot water, adding 1 tsp of the sugar and the package of yeast. stirred and let sit 5 minutes.
Measure out remaining ingredients and mix. Add "proofed" yeast to the mixture and mix until smoothe

For "petite" hoagies divide the dough into 6 or 7 portions and roll into small balls (approx. 3") and let sit for 15-20 minutes.

After allowing to "set" for 20 minutes roll "bread stick style" and place in a warm place to rise for additional 20-30 minutes. I place mine in the oven set to 170*F with the door cracked open. The rolls should double in size at the least

Once they have doubled in size close the oven and turn the heat up to 450*F. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the tops begin to brown. Next time I make these I want to try a slightly lower heat to see if it helps prevent the "crustiness" of the bread.

Allow to cool and enjoy

Roasted Vegetables:
Everything I used was locally grown and in season but feel free to use whichever vegetables strike your fancy
Yellow bell pepper
Black pepper
Italian seasoning

Preheat oven to 350*F

Place sliced veggies on a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt.

Place in oven and allow to "roast" for about 20-30 minutes.

Roasted veggies
cheese alternitive (or cheese)
Vegan mayo (nayonaise or veganaise are good)

Take fresh hoagie and slice, place one side with "cheese" into the oven to allow the "cheese" to melt, keep an eye so you don't burn the bread. On the other slice spread a little of your vegan mayo. Top with roasted veggies and Tofurkey (one or two slices) and place other side on top. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, those hoagies look absolutely mouth-watering! This is totally not fair to your ever-dieting mother!:)