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
- Preheat oven to 220˚C.
- Make sure you have your puff pastry out of the freezer, so it is defrosted enough to roll.
- Whizz the pumpkin, onion, seeds, breadcrumbs and spices up in a food processor.
- Pop in to a bowl and mix through the lentils and season with salt.
- Once it is all mixed and looking like a filling for yummy rolls, grab your puff pastry.
- 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!)
- Brush the pastry with the egg, this helps it stick together.
- 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.
- Brush the long pastry tube with more egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Put the long roll on a baking tray, lined with baking paper, and cut up in to little bite size pieces.
- Continue this process until you’ve filled you’re tray.
- Pop in the oven for 25 minutes.
- Pull out the oven and look at your kids excited faces.