Greggs Eat Your Heart Out (Lentil Pasties)

Can't believe it's almost a month since I last posted - it only seems like a few days! I really wanted to get a normal post in before the next Daring Bakers challenge - I was hoping for more than one, and indeed I've actually made stuff, and taken photographs, and uploaded them to the computer, it's just the blogging bit I've been slacking on.
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

Lentil Pasties
  • Red Lentils
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Chili
  • Cumin
  • Fennel seeds
  • Mustard seeds
  • Turmeric
  • 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
And I will say proudly, that these were WAY better than any of the pasties or bakes Greggs has to offer :o)