Butternut, Red Pepper & Potato Puff Pastry Plait



A golden puff pastry plait filled with sundried tomato pate, topped with roasted vegetables and vegan parmesan. The perfect dish for Sunday dinners or other special occasions like Christmas dinner. 

Butternut, Red Pepper & Potato Puff Pastry Plait

I'm trying out new recipes for Christmas. I already have a mushroom, lentil and nut wellington, which I love, but my brother-in-law will be having Christmas dinner with us and he hates mushrooms, so that's out.

I decided to stick with a puff pastry recipe and try a plait with very different flavours to my wellington.

I roasted butternut squash, red onion, red peppers and potatoes and sat them on a sundried tomato pate. I topped the whole lot off with vegan Parmesan before plaiting the pastry around the filling.

I served it with roast potatoes, a selection of vegetables and onion gravy. It was as good as it sounds and got a big thumbs up from everyone.



Sundried tomato pate

Sundried tomato pate


The pate is based on a sundried tomato pesto recipe I sometimes make to serve on spaghetti. It is super tasty and I knew it would go well with flavour of the butternut squash and red pepper.

I whizzed up sundried tomatoes, garlic, basil, almonds and some of the oil from the sundried tomato jar.

I finished it off by seasoning it and adding vegan Parmesan and oats. The oats turn it from a pesto to a pate.

The pate would also be good served with oatcakes or on a veggie sausage sandwich. Yep, just thought that one up but it sounds good doesn't it? Come to think of it, you could also top a veggie burger with the pate.

Hamlyns Porridge Oats

Hamlyns Porridge Oats


I used Hamlyns Scottish Porridge Oats and Bran to make the pate. My cupboards are full of a variety of different oats from Hamlyns. This one is high in fibre and has added wheat bran in it.

Hamlyns of Scotland is a family business, which has been owned by the same family for 14 generations. Last year it celebrated it's 50th birthday. 

So if you are reaching for a bag of oats in the supermarket, look for the Hamlyns logo for high quality grains and to support a family business.


Puff pastry tips


  1. Buy ready rolled pastry for an even base and good shape to start your recipe with. Admit it, it's hard to roll a perfect rectangle.
  2. Check the back for the ingredients, most puff pastry is suitable for vegetarians and vegans but it's best to check.
  3. Take the pastry out of the box and film and leave it on a plate to come to room temperature for 20-30 minutes before unrolling it, or it could rip.
  4. Leave the pastry on the baking paper it is wrapped in. You can place it straight onto a tray and use the paper to prevent the pastry from sticking to the tray.
  5. Vegetarians can use an egg wash for that golden finish and vegans can brush the pastry with olive oil for a similar finish.


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 Making a pastry plait


  1. Place a generous amount of tomato pate on the middle third of the pastry.
  2. Top with roasted vegetables
  3. Sprinkle grated veggie or vegan Parmesan over the vegetables.
  4. Cut the pastry in strips diagonally from the vegetable mound to the edge. You will end up with a feather cut. 
  5. Cut a piece out of either side of the top of the pastry at either side leaving a rectangle.
  6. Fold the rectangles over the ends of the vegetables to tuck them in.
  7. Brush a little water at the edges of the strips, then fold them over the filling.
  8. Any extra pastry can be used to decorate.
  9. Brush with either egg wash or olive oil, depending on your diet.

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Puff pastry plaits


The flavours in this plait can be changed to suit your taste. You could have a mushroom and chestnut plait with a mushroom pate or roast summer vegetables on a basil pesto topped with veggie or vegan mozzarella. 

You could also make a pizza plait, by starting with a tomato sauce, topping it with veggie or vegan mozzarella and then top that off with slices of tomato and fresh basil, then folding over the pastry.

Pastry pies are the best!


 Butternut, Red Pepper & Potato Puff Pastry Plait 



Christmas Butternut, Red Pepper & Potato Puff Pastry Plait






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Butternut, Red Pepper & Potato Puff Pastry Plait

Butternut, Red Pepper & Potato Puff Pastry Plait

A golden puff pastry plait filled with sundried tomato pate, topped roasted vegetables and vegan Parmesan. The prefect dish for Sunday dinners or other special occasions like Christmas dinner. Serve with roast potatoes, a selection of vegetables and onion gravy.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 50 minstotal time: 60 mins

ingredients


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into cubes
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped into chunks
  • 6 baby potatoes, chopped into chunks
  • 1 red onion, peeled, halved and cut into wedges
  • A good grinding of salt and pepper
  • 15g vegetarian or vegan Parmesan, grated
  • 375g ready rolled puff pastry
  • Olive oil (or an egg wash) for brushing the pastry
Sundried Tomato Pate
  • 50g whole almonds  
  • 15g of fresh basil  
  • 25g Hamlyn’s porridge oats with bran  
  • 150g sundried tomatoes 
  •  6 tbsp sundried tomato oil (from the jar)  
  • 15g grated vegetarian Parmesan  
  • A good grinding of salt and pepper

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C/Gas 7.
  2. Toss the prepared vegetables in olive oil and season.
  3. Once the oven is hot, add the vegetables to a large baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 20-25 minutes until the vegetables are cooked.
  4. Take the pastry out of the fridge, remove from the wrapper and sit on a plate to bring to room temperature while the vegetables roast.
  5. Whizz up the pate ingredients in a food processor until you have a smooth pate.
  6. Once the vegetables are roasted, unroll the pastry on a baking sheet and add the pate in a flat sausage shape up the central third of the pastry, lengthwise.
  7. Heap the vegetables on top of the pate.
  8. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the vegetables.
  9. Slice diagonally through the pastry at each side of the pate to the edge. It should look like a feather. Leave a portion at the top and bottom uncut.
  10. Fold the top and bottom pieces of the pastry over the vegetables, then brush a little water on the tips of your pastry strips, then fold them one at a time across the middle until the filling is completely covered, with just a little showing.
  11. Brush the pastry with an egg wash or olive oil and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and crisp.
  12. Enjoy!

NOTES:

Calories and nutrition for 8 servings.
calories
413
fat (grams)
22.9
sat. fat (grams)
5.5
carbs (grams)
46.1
protein (grams)
10.3
sugar (grams)
10.2
Created using The Recipes Generator


Vegetarian and Vegan Christmas Recipes


Vegetarian and Vegan Christmas Recipes


For more easy and delicious Christmas recipes visit my page Veggie Christmas, which I will be updating with new recipes throughout the season.

Also check out the Hamlyns website for more oat recipes and ideas.



Disclosure: I created this recipe for Hamlyns. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

28 comments

  1. This looks delicious and perfect for a festive feast - I tried a pastry plait once but haven't thought of it since - must try it again - and I like the idea of the pate topped with vegies

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    1. Oh yes you should definitely go back and try it again, even if it's just for Sunday dinner. The pate added so much flavour. You could make a pate out of any pesto by adding porridge oats.

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  2. Oh, love the sound of this. I love butternut squash, love roasted red peppers and who doesn't love potatoes and pastry? Butternut squash is one of my favourite ingredients when cooking veggie.

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    1. The flavours work really well together and yes butternut squash is a great veggie ingredient.

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  3. This is such an awesome idea! Love the sundried tomatoes. Cooking with puff pastry is just the best!

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    1. Yes the sundried tomato pate gives the dish so much extra flavour.

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  4. Love working with puff pastry!! It's so versatile! This looks so delicious and just perfect for all those holiday get togethers- YUM!

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    1. Puff pastry is a brilliant ingredient for quick midweek and weekend dinners.

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  5. Wow this looks so festive! I'm sure it's just flavor packed..i could probably eat this all by myself!

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    1. Haha, yes my husband went back for another serving, rather a generous serving too.

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  6. Love this healthy and filling recipe! So festive perfect for the holidays!

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    1. Thanks Annissa and yes it is perfect for the festive period. Everyone loves puff pastry.

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  7. This looks awesome - would be a great addition to any festive table !

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    1. Thanks Heidi, after eating it (and seeing how easy it is to make), I have to agree.

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  8. What a great vegetarian meal - will be trying !

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  9. Oh Jac, this looks so, so good! Loads of flavour all in a pretty package. I am about to post a couple of puff pastry Christmassy things, with a plait to be made this weekend. I will intently study your instructions! Pinning and tweeting this!

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    1. Thanks Kellie, it was really good. I'll be looking forward to seeing your recipes too. I am sure your plait will be much neater.

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  10. This is beautifully put together! Looks so good!

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    1. Thanks, it was actually very easy to make and utterly delicious.

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  11. This is such a festive dish, sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks and yes it is perfect for the festive period.

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  12. Like your brother in law I'm not a fan of mushrooms so this pastry dish is much more my thing. The flavours sound delicious and I bet it would be a crowd pleaser at any gathering.

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    1. How could you? No mushrooms? What is wrong with you? Haha, no really this is the one for you then.

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  13. What an impressive centrepiece, I love butternut squash and this looks like a perfect main for Christmas dinner.

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    1. Thanks Janice, I am rather pleased with it. Perfect for Christmas dinner. I agree.

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  14. This sounds like a lovely centrepiece for a veggie Christmas dinner. You really can't beat puff pastry.

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    1. Yes, it's perfect for Christmas dinner and I agree, you can't beat a bit of puff pastry.

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