These vegan pastry rolls are filled with a spicy bean mixture which needs careful flavouring with onion, smoked paprika, cumin and celery salt. You can use ready made shortcrust pastry or make your own. Ready made pastry needs to be taken out of the fridge for 30 minutes before using.
1 can butter beans (400g) drained of juice 250g drained weight
1 small onion finely chopped, 50g,
1 level tsp smoked paprika
1 level tsp ground cumin
Pinch of celery salt
1 level tbs tomato ketchup
Chopped spring onion, chives or parsley
Shortcrust pastry – either ready made or use Vegan shortcrust pastry recipe 300g
Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with non stick baking paper.
Put the drained butter beans in a bowl and mash with a fork or bash with the end of a rolling pin. Keep the bean liquid to use to glaze the pastry.
Stir in the finely chopped onion, paprika, cumin, celery salt and tomato ketchup. Add chives, spring onion and/or parsley. Taste the mixture and see if it needs more flavour.
Roll out the pastry into an oblong about 25x35cm and cut in half lengthways.
Divide the bean mixture into 2 equal portions and roll into 2 long sausages along the length of the pastry.
Brush the long side of the pastry with some of the bean liquid and roll up to make a cylinder. Press to seal and put the sealed pastry edge underneath on the baking tray.
Brush the top of the pastry with bean liquid and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Cut each roll into 6 equal rolls and cut the top with scissors to make a peak.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.
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In this Vegan lasagne I use vegan ingredients to replace meat lasagne recipe
Soya mince replaces meat mince
Plant based drinks like oat, soya, almond replace milk
Vegan spread replaces butter
Things to watch for
Make sure the lasagne sheets are not made from egg otherwise they are not vegan. There are plenty of plant based drinks to replace milk – this recipe uses unsweetened soya drink. The meat free sauce needs careful flavouring – herbs, tomatoes, vegetarian seasoning, salt and pepper. Taste after it has cooked.
Serves 4 The recipe is made for 4 as it is hard to scale it down to serve 2.
180g meat free mince (Sainsburys) made from soya 100ml water 1 tbs vegetable oil Small aubergine 150g cut into slices then cubes 1 small onion 90g, peeled and finely diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed ½ of a 400g can of tomatoes (200g + juice) 1 tbs tomato ketchup Large pinch mixed, dried herbs Vegan stock cube or 1 tsp vegan bouillon powder Salt and pepper Vegan white sauce 2 tbs vegetable oil 40g plain flour 400ml plant based drink – soya, oat, almond Salt, pepper, grated nutmeg
4-6 sheets dried egg free lasagne 60 – 90g
Mix the meat free mince with water and stir so it absorbs and swells.
Gently fry the aubergine cubes, onion and garlic in oil in a large frying pan for 3-4 minutes until they soften, stirring all the time.
Add the softened mince and stir in the tomatoes, tomato ketchup and a little water to make the sauce.
Season with vegan bouillon and mixed herbs. Cook gently for 5 minutes.
Make the white sauce. Heat the oil and flour in a pan for a minute to mix together then gently whisk in the plant-based drink until the sauce thickens.
Season with salt, pepper and grated nutmeg.
The lasagne is ready to assemble. Choose a dish that will serve 4.
Put half the meat free mixture in the base of the dish, then layer on half of the sheets of lasagne.
Spread in the remaining meat free mixture and top with the lasagne sheets.
Pour over the white sauce so that it covers the lasagne sheets.
To serve, set the oven to 150°C and bake 20 minute to thoroughly heat through. It should reach 75°C. Test with a food probe.
There were 5.5 million exams taken altogether and Food and Nutrition was taken by 0.9% of total.
The charts below show the results for male, female and total and the % for grades 7 , 4 and 1. The chart shows disappointing results for boys – only 50% got grade 4-7 so this needs looking at and maybe get evaluation on results in NEA 1, 2 and written exam.
Home Economics GCSE plods on with only 3528 candidates. Reading newspaper reports of results, we are not doing enough to get any mention of Food and Nutrition in the newspapers – this could lead to extinction!!