If you thought becoming vegan meant giving up all your favourite foods and living off salads, this recipe alone proves you wrong! Serves 4.
- 8 oz / 225g plain flour
- 4 oz / 115g very cold vegan margarine
- Pinch salt
- Cold water to mix
- 2 oz / 55g vegan margarine
- 1 stick celery, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- 1 medium potato, diced
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 2 oz / 55g mushrooms, coarsely chopped
- 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
- Seasoning to taste
- 1/2 tsp yeast extract (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6
- Start with the pastry: rub margarine into flour, mixing well. Add salt and then just enough water to bind the mixture to a stiff dough. If possible cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for half an hour.
- Roll the dough out and cut into four even-sized squares, placing them onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Melt the margarine and gently fry the celery, carrot, potato and onion for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, cover pan and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes more, or until soft. Add herbs, seasoning and yeast extract.
- Divide the vegetable mixture between the squares of dough, draining first if necessary. Dampen the edges with water, fold across diagonally, and press firmly to seal.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked.