This month I set a vegan bakery business (www.hannahbananabakery.co.uk). It’s been crazy hard work but I couldn’t have done it without all the help from fellow baker www.candeecweencupcakery.co.uk. I thought other bakers would be really bitchy and all trying to bad mouth each other but I couldn’t have been more wrong! Everyone seems so nice and helpful and people even SHARE recipes! This recipe is inspired by Accidently vegan bakery. They veganised one of my favourite foods and I decided to make my own version of it with things I had in my house already! These are great for picnics, lunch boxes or as an evening meal with some chips and beans!
What you need: (makes 2 HUGE pasties)
· 1 pack ready made puff pasty
· 2-3 white potatoes
· 1 small onion
· 1 block of vegan cheese (I used Cheesly melting Edam)
· A few tbsp soya milk
· A few tbsp margarine
· Black pepper to taste
What you do:
1. Peel and chop the spuds and add to a pan of boiling water until soft.
2. Whilst that’s cooking, chop the onion, grate the cheese and turn the oven on to 200 degrees C.
3. Once the potatoes are soft, drain them and return them to the pan (off the heat!)
4. Add some pepper, margarine and soya milk and mash to make mashed potato.
5. When there are no more lumps stir in the cheese and onions
6. Roll out the puff pastry into a big rectangle using a little flour to stop it sticking.
7. Cut the pasty in half using scissors or a sharp knife.
8. Add half the mixture onto one side of each pastry.
9. Fold the pastry over and crimp the edges using a fork.
10. Brush the tops with a little soya milk and stab the top a couple of times.
11. Pop on a baking tray lined with foil or a baking paper.