Nutty Mushroom Pastry


Back to eating clean after drowning in indulgence during MCO. I made these last night with store-bought puff pastry. Side note, can't seem to find butter puff pastry anymore. Having said that, these Pampas ones are pretty good and doesn't have a weird margarine-y after taste. Anyway, decided to make them vegan and they turned out pretty damn good. I was about to finish them with an egg wash (duh) then I made a wash with a mixture of turmeric powder and water. Doesn't have that beautiful sheen that egg wash leaves but the colour is lovely and golden.


recipe (makes 8 triangles)
12 button mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Half a small onion, finely chopped
A couple sprigs of thyme
Dash of mixed herb seasoning
Dash of mushroom seasoning
salt & pepper to taste
Half cup almond milk
1 tsp plain flour
2 sheets puff pastry
1 tbls nutritional yeast
Handful of chopped nuts (I used almonds & walnuts)
"egg wash" - turmeric powder mixed with some water

1.Heat some olive oil in pan and saute and the garlic and onions. Add mushrooms and cook until mushrooms develop some colour
2. Add in thyme & mixed herbs, followed by almond milk. Bring to a simmer
3. Sprinkle flour over mushrooms and mix well. As it cooks, mixture will start to thicken. You may need more/less milk/flour. Season with salt, pepper and mushroom seasoning
4. Remove from heat and stir in nutritional yeast and chopped nuts. Leave to cool completely.
5. Preheat oven to 200C or 180C fan forced
Cut thawed pastry sheet into 4 squares. Fill each square with a tablespoon of mushroom filling and fold over to create a triangle. Crimp the edges to seal. Repeat until you finish your filling. Place onto baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and brush the pastries with turmeric wash. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until pastry is golden and cooked through

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