This month has been spent getting to grips with dairy free baking, as I'm on a strict no dairy diet as the very lovely 4 month old mini M seems to be lactose intolerant - hopefully just temporarily!
I was excited to find some ready made puff pastry (cheating I know, but I just don't have anywhere near that much spare time) that was dairy free, and made up some lentil dhal to which I threw in some extra mango chutney, cavolo nero and grated carrot, and lo and behold, these lentil pasties were born.
They tasted amazing, and I wish I had remembered the quantities I used, because if I could repeat them, I'm sure they would become firm favourites. Sadly one of the pitfalls of cooking without a recipe, and not writing anything down until about 3 weeks later! I think I can just about remember what went in...and will leave it up to anyone out there that fancies it to experiment with their own quantities
- Red Lentils
- Fennel seeds
- Mustard seeds
- Grated carrot
- Finely chopped cavolo nero (or any other sort of greens or cabbage would also work)
- Mango chutney
- Puff Pastry
- Beaten Egg
- Salt & Pepper