Vegetable Pasties

  Prep Time: 30mins
  Cook Time: 45mins
  Serves: 4 (makes 16)

Ingredients

  • 1 large potato, finely diced
  • 1 parsnip, finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • ¼ head cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1.5 tbsp dairy free margarine
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 sheets vegan Shortcrust pastry, defrosted*
  • 2 tbsp No Egg Egg Replacer mixed with water to bind pastry
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

Step 1

In a pot of boiling salted water cook potato and parsnip until tender. Drain and roughly mash, not smooth, you still want texture.

Step 2

In a large frying pan, over medium heat melt margarine and fry onion, celery, carrot, garlic until soft, approx 10 mins.

Step 3

Add cauliflower and peas and cook for 3 mins. Sprinkle over flour and curry powder and cook for another two mins. Then add stock and smashed potato and parsnip mix. Season well with salt and white pepper.

Step 4

Stir well to combine and place mixture in a large bowl to cool.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 200°C

Step 6

Lay out pastry sheets and prepare egg substitute.

Step 7

Cut each pastry sheet into 4 equal squares. Gently mark a horizontal line across each small square, indicating your fold line. Divide cooled veg mix between the squares of pastries, spooning mix on one half of each pasty & allowing 1.5cm space from open edges.

Step 8

Brush edges with egg substitute and fold pastry over. press with a fork hard along open edges to adhere pastry. Prick top of pastie with a fork.

Step 9

Gently place pasties on baking paper and brush top with egg replacer and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Step 10

Cook in a preheated oven for 25-30 mins until golden.

Step 11

Serve with tomato sauce or relish.

Note- Pampas shortcrust pastry is vegan and there are several other brands available at supermarkets. Always check labels.

Note- Pampas shortcrust pastry is vegan and there are several other brands available at supermarkets. Always check labels.