This is a recipe that I originally sourced and have adapted slightly from, of all places, the Tesco’s Supermarket website. Not exactly known for vegan cooking, I am grateful to them anyway as this is amazing.
You can use this in lasagnes, cauliflower cheeses, pies, mornay sauce, macaroni cheeses, vegetable or pasta bakes, you can make a type of moussaka etc.
You don’t need real milk to make a great béchamel sauce…..
- 1 onion, sliced
- 400ml soy milk
- 100ml water
- 1-2 vegetable stock cubes
- 2 bay leaves
- Dash ground nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons cornflour
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Put the sliced onions in a pan with the soy milk and water
- Add the stock cubes, bay leaves and nutmeg
- Bring the liquid to boil and as soon as it does, take it off the heat and let it sit for 20 minutes for the flavours to really combine
- Remove the onion and bay leaves and discard
- Mix together in a separate saucepan the cornflour and oil until you have a liquidy paste
- Pour in the milky liquid into the cornflour paste and using a whisk, if you have one, continually whisk as you pour. Whisk and pour, whisk and pour….
- Put the heat back on a high heat, don’t stop whisking/stirring and the mixture will thicken up before your eyes. In no time, you will have a perfect consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Taste it and be amazed.
Sleigh Bells “Treats”
The only reason I have chosen this album, apart from loving it, is because I know that this recipe from start to finish, takes 30 minutes. This album lasts just over 30 minutes.
There is also a large part of this recipe where you are doing nothing and just waiting for the sauce to mingle. During that, go mental around your kitchen – dancing, head-banging and most importantly, playing air guitar to ‘Treats’.
A metal, punk, bubble gum pop, indie album from Brooklyn. How’s that ever gonna be bad????