Root Veg Pasty
A simple, flavoursome filling encased in ready-made shortcrust pastry.
Celeriac, swede & carrots, cooked for ages as they absorb the rich, sharp and hot flavours in this warming, comforting and eminently satisfying pasty.
The only non-vegan item is the milk or egg for glazing, but oat milk will do just as well.
Ye cannae whack a pie!
half a neep (swede/turnip/rutabaga)
celeriac - or sweet potato would do, but they might collapse a bit
mustard - which kind depends on your preference; I like Dijon in this
ground cloves, chilli powder, dried sage, pepper
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Peel the celeriac and neep, scrub the carrots
Dice into small cubes, roughly the same size
Chop the mushrooms into chunkier pieces - they’ll survive cooking better, and add texture to the filling
Heat some vegetable oil (I prefer oilseed rape) in a pan
Add the veg and all the spices
Stir in a good dollop of mustard - like a mega-heaped teaspoon
Add the vinegar - about 2 tablespoons
Add enough hot water to just cover everything
Simmer for about an hour - until the liquid has reduced to a thick, unctuous gravy
Preheat the oven to 180ºC
Unroll the pastry sheet on a baking tray and slice in half - you can keep it on the baking paper it comes with
Spoon the filling onto each sheet in a line along the middle, leaving about 2cm all round
Brush those uncovered edges with milk/egg/oat milk
Fold the pastry over lengthwise, edge to edge; pressing down the three touching edges to join them firmly.
Run a fork along the edges to seal and give a pattern
Brush the pasties with more milk or whatever you used, and dust with nutmeg
Pop it in the oven for 30 minutes