1. Regardless of how mad you get, keep going. Using this much earth balance butter means it is capable of mending a lot of mistakes. And it will be worth it. Don't Give Up! And yes, you can throw utensils around. And curse.
2. Skip the tofu, substitute 1 box Boca Chick'n patties diced, or anything that doesn't require much more than pushing start on the microwave. Had I used tofu, it would have been like, the 2 million Minute pie.
3. If you are serving 5 or so people, the changes I make will be adequate, i.e. there will be leftovers.
4. I will attempt to recreate my awful experience with this recipe, so that you may follow in my footsteps with some idea of what this might be like if you're as inexperienced with pastry as I am.
The original recipe only serves 2 it says, so I altered it to serve about 6 hungry people who are only getting this for dinner.
Crust ingredients:3 cups + 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 sticks, or 1 and 1/2 cup frozen Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks
Filling Ingredients1 box Vegan Chicken patties, cooked and diced.
2 tablespoons olive oil at most.
1 large yellow onion, diced
4-5 skinnier celery ribs, diced (maybe 1.5 cups)
4 smallish carrots, diced
4 cloves garlic, smashed flat then minced
3 red potatoes, diced
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
4 tablespoons soy sauce ***I reduced the amount of soy sauce by almost half here, add to taste.***
1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
2 teaspoons finely chopped sage
2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
Salt and pepper
soy milk ***not in original recipe***
a ten inch cast iron skillet, or any oven safe casserole dish. I had enough filling for the cast iron skillet and a small casserole dish, maybe 6 inch by 4 inch oval dish.
***I just realized this moment that I didn't increase the amount of broth to reflect the other increases I made... no matter, it all works in the end.***