These Haggis, Neep and Tattie Pies went pretty fast at the weekend, so much so that my family did not get to try any. Therefore, I will be making some more this weekend, this time to share with them. They are proper packed and quite filling, still if you wanted to serve something next to them, perhaps some steamed winter greens and some good honest vegetarian gravy.
Here it is sliced in half, so that you can see the filling and the layers. At the bottom the home-made vegan Haggis, then a think layer of neeps aka turnip or swede; and finally tatties aka potatoes.
If you want more vegetarian haggis inspiration, follow this link that will show you some of my past haggis recipes, many of which were made when I lived in Scotland; and the other link here will take you to my lovely blogger friends Johanna's blog Green Gourmet Giraffe; and Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes, both of whom have inspired me with their own vegetarian haggis recipe creations over the years.
I am sharing this recipe with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too; and My Legume Love Affair #65. MLLA was created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook, and is now run by Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen. This November it is being hosted by Denny of Oh Taste n See...
Vegan Haggis, Neep and Tattie Pie
Makes 5 - 6 depending on the size of your tins or use a 8 inch round tin with removable base for ease.
Ingredients for the vegan haggis filling
60g pinhead oatmeal, soaked for 1 hour) then drained and set aside
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large onion, finely minced
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 tablespoon Tamari or soy sauce
100g puy lentils or brown lentils
100g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and gated
400g vegetable stock
100g cooked kidney beans, chopped
80g cooked barley
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until soft. dd the lentils and carrots and spices and cook for a few minutes to prevent it from sticking to he pan, then stir in 400g vegetable stock and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils begin to soften and the liquid becomes thick. Then stir in the mushrooms and cook allowing them to soften, before adding in the kidney beans, barley and pinhead oatmeal. Season with salt and pepper and stir well. Turn off heat and allow to cool. Adapted from this recipe.
Ingredients for the Tattie layer
Peel, cube and boil 400g Maris potatoes or equivalent in slightly salted water until very soft. Drain and mash with a little vegan margarine. Set aside and allow to cool.
Ingredients for the Neep layer
Peel, cube and boil a large turnip or swede in slightly salted water and until soft. Drain and mash with a little vegan margarine. Set aside and allow to cool.
Now make the pastry
You have two choices for the pastry.
For ease, you can use shop bought puff pastry or shortcrust pastry suitable for vegans.
Roll out and line tin, fill with the filling and top with the pastry and cook according to packet instructions.
Or You can make you own hot water crust pastry.
Follow here for the recipe. For individual pies, see here.
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 or 180oc.
Optional blue stripes/saltire can be made with excess pastry with a little blue food colouring, knead and then roll and cut out and top your pastry
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes depending on the size of your pies.
Allow to cool, before serving.