Recipe: Mushroom & Merlot Posh Pasties

Mushroom & Merlot Posh Pasties

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In preparation for National Vegetarian Week (16th – 22nd May), Cranks challenged me to come up with a recipe suitable for Sunday Lunch – something comforting, tasty and filling, which could be served alongside roast potatoes, lots of veggies and lashings of gravy.

For me, a vegetarian option for Sunday Lunch should be big, bold, tasty, and enough of a ‘showstopper’ to make the meat-eaters insanely jealous.  Let’s just say that I’ve never found a nut roast recipe which has ticked all of those boxes.  So instead, here are my ‘posh pasties’ – posh in that they contain merlot, flat-cap mushrooms, puy lentils and thyme, all wrapped in a layer of fabulous, (hopefully homemade), pastry.

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Recipe Roundup: 10 Vegetarian Pie, Tart and Pasty Recipes

The selection of 10 vegetarian pie, tart and pasty recipes below are a selection of my very favourite savoury pastry dishes.  Most are very versatile, and could be served cold with a picnic or buffet lunch, or hot with roasted veg and gravy for a hearty Sunday dinner.   Continue reading “Recipe Roundup: 10 Vegetarian Pie, Tart and Pasty Recipes”

Recipe: Leek, Blue Cheese & Brussels Sprout Mini-Pasties

Leek, Blue Cheese and Brussels Sprout Mini-Pasties

The next in our veggie party food countdown is a humble pasty, with a little surprise inside, in the form of the vegetable everyone loves to hate, the brussels sprout.

In the words of Nigel Slater, “why are you even thinking of buying a bag of pungent, watery little balls that give you wind?”.  Continue reading “Recipe: Leek, Blue Cheese & Brussels Sprout Mini-Pasties”