Did you know that pasties account for 6% of the Cornish food income? Not just Cornish pasties but steak slices and cheese onion pasties are a national institution! But it’s possible to make plant-based versions that are kind to animals and better for your waistline! Vegan cheese & onion pasties (The Veg Space) use vegan double cream.
Keep these recipes away from pets due to unsafe ingredients like onion, mushrooms and faux meats – also keep fresh dough away from pets, if making pastry. Read more on food safety for people & pets.
The problem with most pasties on sale is that the pastry contains palm oil. So it makes sense to learn how to make your own pastry (simple with just a few ingredients, and you can freeze the rest). This frees you up to make all kinds of baked treats, and be orangutan-friendly too! Also read about vegan pasties from Cornwall!
Vegan Pasties with Mushroom (The Veg Space) are ever-so-slightly posh by a classically-trained chef who prefers pasties to nut roast! These are made with flat-cap mushrooms, puy lentils and thyme (and a little sneaky red wine) wrapped in flaky pastry.
what’s with vegan steak bakes?
The problem now in England is that we tend to live our lives by marketing. So why the media rave about a vegan sausage roll that is very high in fat, tasteless and contains palm oil? Every single ‘vegan steak bake’ on sale (Gregg’s, Gingsters, Quorn, Aldi) contains palm oil. All are simply a cheap mix of ingredients by companies getting on the plant-based bandwagon, not taking any notice of the fact that ‘real vegans’ these days won’t touch palm oil. Make your own vegan steak bakes (School Night Vegan) and stick them in a reusable lunch box!