Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Recipe
By Earth of Maria
🔪Prep Time: 5 mins
👩🍳Cook Time: 25 mins
1 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup plant based milk
1 medium head cauliflower, around 6 cups
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1/4 cup tamari
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tbsp sriracha
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic , minced
2 tbsp grated ginger
1Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (400 F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2Add the flour, baking powder, nutritional yeast, garlic power, salt and plant based milk to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together thoroughly, until no lumps remain.
3Prepare the cauliflower florets. Trim the leaves from the cauliflower and then remove the leaves, before chopping it into bite-sized florets.
4Dip the cauliflower florets in the batter and shake off any excess batter before laying them out on the baking tray. Make sure to leave enough space between the florets. Now bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.
5Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by whisking together the tomato paste, rice vinegar, tamari, maple syrup and sriracha. In a separate mixing bowl, make the cornstarch slurry by mixing together cornstarch and water.
6When the cauliflower is almost done, heat the sesame oil in a pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger, cooking for 3-4 minutes, until fragrant.
7Add the sauce and cornstarch slurry, lowering the heat. Whisk continuously for around 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and add the cauliflower wings, stirring together thoroughly.
8At the last minute, stir in the sesame seeds and serve.
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Earth of Maria
I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. My name is Maria, and I am a twenty year old student from England. I study history at the University of Oxford and live in Brighton, but I was born in Russia and moved to the UK around ten years ago. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert. Veganism and healthy eating are a huge part of my life, given that both have helped me overcome an unhealthy relationship with food. Finding balance took a lot of time and patience. But, as with many things in life, hard work proved 110% worth it! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or working in my room, you’ll often find me at the gym, or at the grocery store looking for inspo for my next recipe.