It’s a Long Way to Shop if You Want a Lentil Roll

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It’s a Long Way to Shop if You Want a Lentil Roll
22 May 2015

What a primary school classic that was.

I have been pestering a school mum for her lentil roll recipe for almost a year now. I am sure I have spotted her hiding behind the bushes or ducking in her car when she saw me coming.

One day she cracked and the secret lentil roll recipe was all mine!

I got home with my lentils and puff pastry, ready to make my very own version of the coveted school snack. Shit! I deleted her email! I put a paper bag to my mouth and breathed. It was going to be ok.

Surely I could make up my own lentil roll recipe? Yes. I could. Yes. I did.

Make this for your kids and they will be downing veggies and lentils like nobody’s business.

It’s a Long Way to Shop if You Want a Lentil Roll Rolls

What You Need

  • 2 Cups of grated pumpkin
  • 2 small onions finely diced
  • 2 tins of brown lentils (drained)
  • 1/2 cups of sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of tumeric
  • big pinch of salt, don’t be shy with seasoning stuff
  • packet of puff pasty
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • sesame seeds, or whatever you think would look nice, to spinkle on top

What You Need to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 220˚C.
  2. Make sure you have your puff pastry out of the freezer, so it is defrosted enough to roll.
  3. Whizz the pumpkin, onion, seeds, breadcrumbs and spices up in a food processor.
  4. Pop in to a bowl and mix through the lentils and season with salt.
  5. Once it is all mixed and looking like a filling for yummy rolls, grab your puff pastry.
  6. If you’re using the square sheets of puff pasty, I would cut that in half and get two long rolls from a sheet. (See the pic below, I may not be explaining myself properly!)
  7. Brush the pastry with the egg, this helps it stick together.
  8. Put your lentil mix on your puff pastry, along the long length (see pic) and roll the pastry over the mix until it looks like a long tube.
  9. Brush the long pastry tube with more egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  10. Put the long roll on a baking tray, lined with baking paper, and cut up in to little bite size pieces.
  11. Continue this process until you’ve filled you’re tray.
  12. Pop in the oven for 25 minutes.
  13. Pull out the oven and look at your kids excited faces.

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