About this recipe:A vegetarian alternative. Goat's cheese and vegetables are wrapped in a puff pastry case and baked until golden. All the filling ingredients have approximate weights as your own personal taste really does make a difference. This is a great recipe to experiment with though.
300g goat's cheese
2 slices medium sliced brown bread with crust cut off
4 carrots, cut into batons
2 leeks, chopped
100g well cooked, drained frozen spinach (optional)
1 packet puff pastry
50g mushroom pate
salt and pepper
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:30min › Ready in:1hr
Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
Saute the carrots, leeks, mushrooms and spinach (or whichever vegetables you choose) until soft, and drain well.
Roll out the puff pastry to about 5mm thick and a square shape. Place the brown bread in one layer down the middle. Cut to shape if necessary. This is essential otherwise the vegetables make the pastry soggy. Spread the mushroom pate along the sides of the pastry with no bread leaving a 1 inch border uncovered.
Slice the goat's chhese and place it so it covers the bread. Season it with salt and black pepper then spoon the vegetables on top.
Fold the pastry to cover all the ingredients and seal with the border left uncovered using the egg for glue. Then brush the rest of the egg over the pastry and put in oven on greased baked tray until golden brown.
I made this recipe for a vegetarian Christmas dinner and it was fabulous!!! I have made it several times since. I made this using homemade pate from a recipe on this site
I also agree that the recipe calls for far too much filling. I was cooking for just myself so I halved the filling it called for and it was still too much. It takes a little playing around with to get the quantities right, but its still delicious! - 05 Jan 2013
Made this for Christmas dinner for 5, and it was absolutely delicious! I did find that there was way too much of both the cheese and veg to fit in the pastry though, so will probably halve amounts next time. - 28 Dec 2011
What an amazing dish. I am big fan of beef wellington and I made this for my girlfriend who is vegetarian and it went down a treat. The tip about the bread was essential and genius. Easy to prepare even for a novice like myself. Would definitely make it again - 16 Oct 2013