- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 85g red lentil
The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…
- 2 tbsp sundried tomato paste
- 300ml vegetable stock
- 4 good-quality sausages, skins removed
- 50g frozen pea or petit pois
A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…
- plain flour, for dusting
- 2 x 500g packs shortcrust pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and fry the onion for 5 mins until softened. Add the lentils and tomato paste, and cook for 2 mins. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15 mins, until most of the stock is absorbed and the lentils have softened.
Meanwhile, heat a non-stick frying pan. Fry the sausage meat over a moderate heat for 5 mins, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until golden and cooked through. Add the peas and lentils, season, then set aside to cool. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out each pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin and cut 10 saucer-size discs out of each, re-rolling trimmings. Pile 3 heaped tsp of meat mixture in the middle of each disc. Brush edges with beaten egg and fold over to form a seal. Pinch edges together, then brush with more egg. Chill on a lightly floured baking sheet for 15 mins. Can be made to here up to 2 days ahead or frozen for up to a month. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden.