Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pecan Soy Chorizo & Chocolate Tartlets

This is an easy sweet and savory that is good to cheer you up over the winter.
The easiest way of all is to use some extra pie crust, soyrizo and chocolate chips  but if you insist make pie crust from scratch by combining
1 1/4 C. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sugar
1/4-1/2 tsp salt (to taste as usual)
then add 1/3 C. oil or margarine and tiddle around with your fingers until it forms crumbs
now add 2-3 Tbsp. cold water or almond milk until it forms a dough, use more liquid if need be, do not over mix

to make soy chorizo easily, heat some oil in a skillet and crumble in
1/2 lb. tofu, even better if it is baked or pre fried tofu
it might be easier just to grind it up in a food processor if you don't trust yourself not to leave big gnarly chunks in there, which you don't want
1 minced garlic clove
2 Tbsp. minced onion
1 -2 tsp. chili powder
salt, pepper and soy sauce to taste
a bit of liquid smoke couldn't hurt
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. tomato paste

stir that around until it is cooked to your liking and adjust seasonings

Next you will want a mini muffin tin with twelve little guys in there
lightly oil and then press small balls of the dough in to make a crust, gettin' all in there to push it up the sides, etc. until the crust is the thickness you want and there aren't any holes
Place a tsp. or more (depends on how full ye want it) of the soyrizo in each crust, followed by a few
semi-sweet chocolate chips

top with chopped pecans mixed with tajin or taco seasoning and drizzle lightly with oil
bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until done (crust should be browned but not burned).
cool on a rack for a few minutes before popping the little buggers out
you could also add dates to this mess or use different nuts or sauteed mushrooms or huitlacoche or roasted eggplant instead of the stupid chorizo
happy munching!
obviously it makes twelve, if you have leftover ingredients make more
you should probably eat them all yourself, sharing is overrated

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