This recipe was a result of mine & E's need for something delicious & warm during my Weekend in Cambridge.
And it definitely ticks both of those boxes, along with being quick, easy & oh-so-tasty. Essentially it is a feast wrapped in puff pastry. And here is how to make it...
Ingredients for 3 puff pies:
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 onion
- 1 bag of greens
- Haloumi cheese
- A roll of puff pastry
- 1 egg wash
First of all, chop your onions into fairly small chunks and fry them so they are soft.
To avoid having tears pouring down your face as I did, I recommend sunglasses to shield the pain of the onions.
Then wash your sweet potatoes & DON'T peel them (the skin adds so much more flavour), then bake them until they are soft (you can do this much quicker in a microwave, but for an oven I recommend about 30-40 minutes).
Wash your greens and steam them to soften them.
At this point you should have your onions, sweet potatoes & greens ready. It is time to roll out the puff pastry. Lay it out and divide it into 3 rectangles (which you will later fold over to make your mini pies).
Chop the Haloumi cheese into small chunks & then add your onions, greens, sweet potato & Haloumi to one side of each rectangle.
Once you've filled each designated side of the pastry, it's time to fold over. Once you have covered it all, pinch the sides of your mini pie so as to not let any of the insides show.
Then grease a baking tray, add the egg wash on top of your pie, and pierce small holes onto the top (not sure why but as that's what they do to pasties - so why not?).
Then wait for around 15-20 minutes with your oven at 200 degrees Celsius. (This time could change according to your oven.)
Once out of the oven they're ready to eat, so dig in & enjoy!