Lime & Coriander Swedish Stars

Posted: December 16, 2014 in Pure Grub, Starters
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A wonderful start to a special Christmas dinner, these elegant star shaped pastries are also great to serve at drinks parties and buffets.
This recipe is egg free This recipe is dairy free Suitable for vegans

Preparation notes

Serves 6

Ingredients

100g Swedish Soft
2 cups defrosted ‘petit pois’
1 clove garlic, crushed
75g walnuts, lightly toasted
good handful fresh coriander, chopped
200ml extra virgin olive oil
pinch salt
1 lime (juice only)
2 x 425g packs vegan ready-rolled puff pastry (defrosted)
2 tbsp soya flour mixed with 1 tbsp water
to garnish shreds of lime zest and blackcurrants

Method
  1. To make the Pastry ‘Stars’: Pre- heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Using a large star shaped pastry cutter cut out 12 stars.
  2. Use a smaller, round pastry cutter to cut a hole through the centre of 6 of the pastry stars. Use the soya flour mixture and a pastry brush to ‘stick’ each one onto one of the complete stars.
  3. Place the stars on a baking tray and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes until crisp and golden and then leave to cool down.
  4. For the Filling: Combine the peas, garlic, walnuts and coriander in a blender then slowly add oil to form a coarse ‘pesto’.
  5. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the Swedish Soft and lime juice. Mix well. Add salt to taste.
  6. Fill each pastry star with a generous portion of the Swedish Soft mixture, garnish with a shred of lime zest and a few blackcurrants and serve.

Copyright © the Vegetarian Society (recipe created by the °Cordon Vert Cookery School)

Notes

This filling could also be served as a dip with crudités or corn chips if you are catering for anyone with gluten intolerance.

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