After a long summer day under the Montana sun we made these things by accident really. The daily mountain thunder storm moved overhead and we hunkered down in the kitchen to create something memorable. They have become a favorite splurge dinner around here. We call them Tofu or Tempeh Hammocks.
I say this is a splurge dinner for a few reasons. First, they are timely and messy but so much fun and delicious so this reason is pretty much a wash, right? Second, because we don’t eat very many fried things. It tends to feel significantly less healthy than our usual dinners. And third, we usually only cook with whole spelt flour but for these yummy Hammocks we bust out the white spelt. All around they feel like a real treat.
Anyway you start by making this spelt tortilla dough and my favorite fail proof tofu or tempeh. Once the dough is mixed, rolled into 12 thin flat thingies and the tofu or tempeh is cooked place a piece of tofu or tempeh, a sprinkle of vegan cheese and a pickle inside. Fold the ends in and then sides to completely close into a pouch. Melt a tablespoon of coconut oil in a medium hot skillet and then cook until browned on every side. I even tip them on their sides and ends to make sure the dough is cooked all the way through.
- 2 cups white spelt flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 3 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
- Coconut oil, for cooking
- Mix it all
- Knead for a minute or two. It will be sticky so you will need a lot of extra flour.
- Flour your surface and roll into twelve round tortilla shapes.
- Fill, fold and cook.
You can find my tofu and tempeh recipes HERE.
- Dip in stone ground mustard.
- Put a few slices of red onion in the pouch.
- Try some sauerkraut and watermelon on the side.