Recipe of the month: Wallflower Kitchen

February 4, 2019

Veganism doesn’t mean you must say goodbye to hearty home cooking. Try this mushroom and leek pie recipe by Aimee Ryan of Wallflower Kitchen, created for The Vegan Society

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
2 medium leeks, trimmed and sliced into discs
3 cloves garlic, minced
500g button mushrooms
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
A pinch of salt and pepper

For the sauce:

1 tbsp vegan margarine
2 tbsp plain flour
350ml dairy-free milk
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
A pinch of salt and pepper
1 roll vegan puff pastry (or gluten-free, if needed)
4 tbsp dairy-free milk, for glazing

Method

• Add the olive oil to a large saucepan on a medium heat. Fry the leeks and garlic for two minutes to soften
• Add the mushrooms, herbs, salt and pepper and stir for a minute. Place the lid on top and cook for eight minutes
• Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the vegan margarine on medium heat. Add the flour and stir until combined. Slowly add in the milk, a tablespoon at a time and whisk, until you have a smooth thick mixture. Stir in the nutmeg and season with salt and pepper
• Combine the cooked leeks and mushrooms with the sauce and leave to cool completely
• Make sure your puff pastry is at room temperature (if using frozen, leave at room temperature overnight) and preheat the oven to 200C
• Add the leek and mushroom mixture to a pie dish and top with the puff pastry, cutting off any excess pastry around the edges
• Crimp the edges using a fork and score a criss-cross pattern on the top with a sharp knife. Finally, dip a pastry brush in a little dairy-free milk and brush the top of the pie, to help it brown.
• Cook for 25 minutes until golden brown. Serve straight away

The Vegan Society
www.vegansociety.com

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