Vegetarian Stargazer Pie

Spelt Bread Finish

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • For the Pastry

    • 100g Butter
    • 150g Spelt Flour
    • 125g Cornmeal
    • 60ml Cold Water
    • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
    • 25g Melted Butter
    • 1 Egg
  • For the Filling

    • 250g Brown Lentils
    • 2 Cloves Garlic
    • 1 Onion
    • 2 Carrots
    • 100g Turnip
    • 100g Swede
    • 6 Button Mushroom
    • 100g Peas
    • 2 Salad Tomatoes
    • 1 Tsp Finely Chopped Rosemary
    • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
    • 15g Butter
    • 175g Mature Cheddar Cheese
    • 1 Egg
    • 25ml Milk
    • Salt & Pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/gas mark 4, for the pastry place the spelt flour & cornmeal into a mixing bowl & add the butter. Rub together until it resembles breadcrumbs. Spelt Bread Spelt Bread
  2. Add the egg & water, mix together until a smooth dough is formed, cover with cling film & chill for 20 minutes in the fridge. Spelt Bread (2)
  3. Place the lentils into a pan & cover with water, bring to the boil & reduce to a simmer for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Spelt Bread (3)
  4. Finely dice all of the vegetables, heat the olive oil & butter in a heavy based pan & add the vegetables. Cook slowly for 15 minutes before adding the finely chopped garlic & rosemary. Spelt Bread (5) Spelt Bread (5)
  5. Continue to cook the mixture for a further 5 minutes before adding the peas, tomatoes & grated cheese. Spelt Bread (6) Spelt Bread (6)
  6. Season the mixture well & allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, lightly grease & flour the pie dish. Spelt Bread (5) Spelt Bread (5)
  7. Roll out ½ of the pastry, use this to line the pie dish & add the filling. Spelt Bread (5) Spelt Bread (5)
  8. Roll out the remaining pastry & cover the pie, use any remaining pastry & a star shaped cutter to make decorative stars. Spelt Bread (5) Spelt Bread (5)
  9. Beat together the egg & milk to make an egg wash, brush the top of the pie with the egg wash & arrange the stars neatly on top of it, brush the stars with egg wash & make a small hole in the centre of the pie using a skewer to allow the steam to escape. Spelt Bread (5) Spelt Bread (5)
  10. Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until the pastry is golden brown & crisp, allow the pie to rest in the dish for 10 minutes before removing it & slicing into 6-8 pieces. Spelt Bread (5) Spelt Bread (5)
  11. Serve with mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables. Spelt Bread (5)

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