Pasty cigars


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Healthy pastry can be home made using 11/2 cup of wholemeal wheat flour , 2 tbsp of margarine or butter, 1 tsp salt , warm water . mix these ingredients to form roti or chapatti dough consistency.

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Pasty cigars recipe - How to make Pasty cigars


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200 tenderstem broccoli, cut to make a total of 16 pieces
3 Olive oil
125 sweet potato, peeled and very finely diced
2 Shallots, finely diced
20 Almonds, finely chopped
1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Cumin
1/2 small lemon juice
1 packet Filo pastry
125ml natural yogurt, to serve (optional)

  1. 1. preheat the oven to 200c/gas 6.
  2. 2. parboil the broccoli for 4 minutes, drain and set aside.
  3. 3. heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan and sauté the sweet potato for 5 minutes until almost tender. add the shallots and almonds and cook for a further 5 minutes until both vegetables are soft.
  4. 4. stir in the spices and cook for 2 minutes , season with lemon juice.
  5. 5. cut the pastry into squares approx 15 x 15cms. brush one sheet with oil and lay a second sheet on top. dot a good tablespoon of the sweet potato mixture in a horizontal line 2 cms from the top and put two tenderstem stems on top, top to tail, overlapping if necessary. roll over and turn the edges in, brushing with oil and roll into a cigar.
  6. 6. brush the top with oil. repeat until you have 8 rolls. bake for 12-15 minutes until crisp.
  7. 7. serve, dipping them into the yogurt.

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This recipe was contributed by Foodie#402092 on 27 Feb 2008

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