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So here we go. We're in this together now. (Except of course I'm the one who has to eat it.)
First, I made the custard. I roughly used the cream recipe from the Banana Cream Pie recipe in Vegan Pie in the Sky.
Oh right, the beef part. I sauteed a handful or two of red onion in a bit of olive oil with some frozen peas, and added in Gardein beef cubes. It would be nice on its own...but that's not what we're here for.
The actual dish calls for jam and raspberries, but I only had fresh strawberries on hand, so I used strawberry jam to complement it. You can use whatever combination of berries and jam that you want. (Wait, are you actually going to make this?)
- 1 batch vanilla custard or cream of choice
- 1 batch vanilla frosting
- 2 vanilla layer cakes
- 1 C berries
- 1/4 C jam
- 1 (small) batch faux beef cubes sauteed with peas & onions
- 2C flour
- 1C sugar
- 1T cornstarch
- 2t baking powder
- 1/2t salt
- 1C milk
- 2t apple cider vinegar
- 1/3C canola oil
- Let the milk and ACV curdle in a measuring cup for 5 minutes.
- Mix together in a large bowl all dry ingredients.
- Add the oil to the milk/ACV mixture, then add that to the bowl of dry ingredients until mixed. Don't try to overmix, but if you do it's NBD because we're going for denser cake.
- Bake for about 25 minutes, until the toothpick test works.
- Once cooled, cut into small squares
FOR THE VANILLA FROSTING:
- 3C confectioners sugar
- 1/2C Earth Balance butter (or margarine of choice)
- 1/2C Earth Balance coconut spread (to balance the flavor)
- 2t vanilla extract
- 1C Gardein beef cubes
- 1t olive oil
- 1/2 small onion
- handful frozen peas
NOW LET'S GET TO LAYERING THIS BITCH!
- Put down a layer of the cake squares
- Cover that layer with your jam of choice
- Then, spread down all of your homemade custard
- Top the custard with your berries, and more custard if you want
- ADD YOUR MEAT AND PEAS YO
- Top with the vanilla frosting, and bananas if you want
I still can't believe I successfully constructed and ate the famous English Trifle/Shepherd's Pie. Could I BE any more like Rachel Green?