Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I'm vegan - so I spend my life altering recipes that would have been really good, but because I cannot use milk, butter, meat or eggs lacks certain charm. I don't own any measuring implements but if there are any vegans out there I have learnt to make a good crust (like for sweet fruit pies).
I don't know the actual measurements but I mix flour (maybe a cup?) with some brown sugar (1/5 cup maybe), some dessicated coconut (only a bit) and about two tables spoons of coconut oil. You have to mix it with your hands as the heat causes the coconut butter to melt. I also add arrowroot. It then becomes the consistency of sort of damp sand, and you can press it into place in a pie tray.
You might have to add a bit of everything until it works. That is the only decent recipe I have ever came up with on my own though.