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Saturday 19 August 2017
Adam Liaw's pasties veganised
I added lentils and walnuts instead of beef and upped the vegemite for flavour and colour. Though you can see in below photo it looks quite orange and then in the photos of assembling the pasties, the mixture is very brown. I am not sure why. But my dream of flashes of purple never came to be.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1959 version). While it is a little old fashioned, it has great sense-of-wonder in the scenes and kept the girls' attention
However these are huge pasties for a big appetite and a hearty meal. If you want them for picnics or potlucks then you can make them smaller (and even rectangular) and still consider yourself a pastie princess. Just don't mention these to the purists!
I am sending this to Meat Free Mondays.
More lentil and walnut combinations on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Lentil and walnut pate (gf, v)
Lentil and walnut roast (v)
Purple carrot balls (v)
Vegetarian pasties with lentils and walnuts
Adapted from Adam Liaw in the Sunday Age
1/2 cup walnuts
50g butter or margarine
1 brown onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 heaped cup diced pumpkin
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
400g tin brown lentils, rinsed and drained
2 heaped tsp Vegemite
2/3 cup frozen peas
1 tsp thyme leaves (or about 5 sprigs thyme)
1/2 cup water
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp stock powder
2 tbsp finely shredded parsley
5-6 sheets puff pastry (ready rolled 25x25cm)
milk or egg to glaze
Toast walnuts on a dry frypan until smelling cooked. Once cooled enough finely chop the walnuts and set aside.
Fry onion in butter over medium heat for a few minutes until soft. Ad carrots, potatoes, pumpkin and garlic and fry for about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients (except parsley) and season with salt and black pepper. Cook another 5-10 minutes and stir in parsley. Check and adjust seasoning again.
Preheat oven to 200 C. Line a couple of baking trays.
Take out 5-6 sheets of puff pastry. Use a plate to trace a round of pastry. (The scraps of pastry can be used for decoration or baked for snacks.) Measure out a cup of mixture and tip into the middle of the pastry round. Brush edges of the pastry round with egg or milk. Press together edges of the round at the top of the mixture. Then press together each side. Now fold and pinch the pastry along the top.
Place pasties on lined baking trays. Brush with egg or milk (I used soy milk). Make a few knife marks for the steam to escape. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
These are great with hot with tomato sauce and some greens or salad on the side. But I wont judge you if you just want to eat one cold for breakfast the next morning, if you have any leftover.
NOTES: I used 4 medium purple sapphire potatoes instead of 2 large potatoes. I fried them separated as I worried their colour would bleed and make everything murky but it didn't. Rather the purple potatoes lost their colour and I could have put them in with everything. I found that 1 cup of filling in each pastie made 5 pasties. Adam Liaw directed to used 1/2 cup but this did not seem enough for the amount of pastry. If you don't want large pastries you could do them rectangular like these pasties. These pasties can be vegetarian or vegan. If you want to make sure they are vegan, use vegan butter for frying, vegan puffed pastry (Pampas light puff pastry and Borgs do vegan puff pastry) and vegan milk for glazing.
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