Celebrate a vegan Midsummer with Oumph! + FREE tickets
The Vegetarian Society Cookery School is delighted to be appearing at the Oumph! sponsored demo kitchen at Just V in London, on Sunday 08 July. Tickets are free, and you can get yours right here!
In Sweden, celebrating Midsummer is one of the most important traditions of the year, after Christmas.
This year the Midsummer’s Eve is this Friday 22 June. Traditional activities include eating a lot of good food, sing-a-longs, drinking schnapps, wearing flower garlands, and dancing around a flower decorated maypole like little frogs (yes, you read that correctly!)
Our Swedish friends at Oumph! have created some delicious vegan recipes suitable for a smörgåsbord buffet at your Midsummer party, so here’s one to get you excited…
Petra Cavini’s Oumph! Filo Pastry Pies
9 mini pies
140 g (1/2 packet) Pulled Oumph!
Approx. 250 g filo pastry
1 red pepper
1 red chilli
½ red onion
300 ml plant-based single cream
2 tbsp starch
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ tbsp tomato puree
½ tbsp cumin
Salt and pepper
Olive oil for frying
Approx. 100 g oat-based cream cheese or crème fraîche
Turn the oven on to 200°C.
Finely chop the red onion and chilli and cut the pepper and aubergine into cubes. Fry in a generous amount of olive oil together with the cumin and tomato puree on a medium-high heat until it develops a nice browned surface. Then add the Oumph! and lower the temperature of the hob. When the Oumph! has been fried with the vegetables for a while, sprinkle over the starch. Pour over the single cream, balsamic vinegar and coriander. Season with salt and pepper.
When the filling has started to thicken, put the frying pan aside. Get a muffin baking tray with room for nine muffins. Brush each shape thoroughly with oil.
Cut the filo pastry sheet into 9 pieces using a pair of scissors. Then add more layers of strips of filo pastry in each muffin tray like a pie crust. Then brush over with oil.
Fill each pie with the mix from the frying pan. Bake in the middle of the oven for approx. 10–15 minutes. When they have cooled down slightly, garnish the pies with cream cheese, coriander and Sriracha.
If you want more, Oumph! have kindly supplied us with lots of exciting recipes for you to get stuck into, so why not try out…