If I’ve ever said that a recipe in V’con was the best recipe in the book, take it with a grain of salt and understand that it may have been my own inexperience that was talking. Because all has changed. I now realize that the greatest recipe in the book is the Leek and Bean Cassoulet. The proof is up above, but I’m giving you an extra picture for further proof. I added the seitan (because if there is an outside chance seitan can be added to a recipe, I just can’t help myself) but it definitely wouldn’t need it. This recipe is life changing. It could be the secret to world peace. Try it and see.
I actually felt giddy as I watched the shortening in the biscuits melt and they turned such a pretty golden brown. I’d wanted to make this since the cookbook came out but kept using my leeks in other recipes. Don’t make the same mistake I did.
Just in case you want something sweet after such an amazing dish, here are the rice krispy treats that my family has made forever. Now I make them in an 8 inch pan so it’s a half recipe, but double it if you want a 9 X 13. They’re addictive. And easy.
Melt the sugar and the corn syrup over medium heat til bubbly and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, stir in the peanut butter until it’s all mixed in. Add the rice krispies and press into an 8 inch square pan that you’ve greased. Let cool. Melt chocolate chips and spread on top.
Tonight’s dinner: something with seitan.