Easy Pasty Slice
A delicious way to eat more vegetables.
Empty the crisper and follow this easy recipe to make a pasty slice or traditional individual cornish pasty.
Can be eaten cold and makes a great addition to the lunchbox.
This is a basic guide, however use any vegetables you have or prefer.
I cook the diced vegetables in chicken stock first, to soften, this also makes the mix much more flavoursome. Then toss in a little butter, garlic, parsley & thyme.
If time is short use a premade puff or shortcrust pastry Creme All Butter is a good brand. Here are a couple of recipes to make your own pastry, including gluten free options.
FOR THE FILLING:
1 small Sweet Potato
100 gm Pumpkin
2 small Swede
1 Medium Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
Sprigs of Thyme
Optional: Cooked minced beef (I chopped a small piece of beef & cooked prior to adding)
Dice the vegetables same size & finely chop the onion
Simmer vegetables in water, vegetable or chicken stock until just soft
Saute the chopped onion in a pan with either a little butter or oil
Add & toss drained vegetables in pan with crushed garlic, thyme & parsley, season to taste
Leave to cool before placing on pastry
FOR THE PASTRY
300 g Plain Flour
Pinch of Sea salt
120 g Butter
1 Egg Yolk
1-2 tablespoons Cold Water
Rub the butter into the flour with fingertips, to look like breadcrumbs
Add yolk & water to bring together
Knead gently to a smooth ball
Wrap and rest in the fridge half hour
GLUTEN FREE PASTRY
2 tsp Ground Chia Seeds
200 gm Almond Meal
70 gm Arrowroot flour
Pinch Xanthan Gum
70 ml Hot Water
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Pinch of Sea Salt
Check out more about Xanthan Gum
In a small bowl mix chia seeds, xanthan, and hot water together, rest it until a gel forms
Mix almond meal, arrowroot, bicarb & salt
Mix these two together, more water if required
Wrap and rest in fridge
Place vegetables across a sheet of pastry, with enough filling roll
Egg wash the join, pinch the ends together
Egg wash the top also & sprinkle with sesame seeds
Cook in a moderately hot oven until the pastry is golden
For individual cornish style pasties, cut rounds of pastry, place vegetable in the centre
Join pastry edges together. Pinch edges together to seal creating a frill.
Another recipe option for Gluten Free Pastry